April 17, 2014

Fun Things To Do In Omaha April 18-20

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This weekend will be crazy busy for most of you. If yours is the Easter-egg-hunting or Earth-saving sort of family, you will not be bored this weekend. I’m lazy and won’t be listing all of them here, just my favorites. Deal with it. Earth Day When: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Where: Elmwood Park, 808 S. 60th St. Why: It’s FREE, it has things that appeal to you and other things that appeal … [More...]

April 15, 2014

Exploring Platte River State Park In The Off-Season

Regardless of the season, I have a feeling this park is pretty year-round. It's pretty peaceful, at least.

On a recent cool, gray spring day, I took the kids to Platte River State Park in search of a waterfall. I needed some fresh air and a change of scenery, and the kids needed some place to run and explore. I can’t recall the last time I’d been to this park, if I ever had. I know now, we’ll be back. We parked in the first lot by the park entrance, the sign “waterfall” in view. Off we … [More...]

April 14, 2014

Lickety Split App – Helping Mornings Get Done

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I feel the need to write a long-overdue ode. An ode to Mommy and Daddy’s little helper. Lickety Split. I owe the makers of this .99 app a lot more than a blog post (and my .99 cents). But, Swirly Studios, I’m not sure if we can put a price tag on my sanity. We’ve been having some problems getting out the door on time in the mornings. Sometimes, it’s my fault or Mr. Wonderful’s, but mostly, … [More...]

April 13, 2014

Birthday Celebration Day 7: Bluebarn’s ’33 Variations’ Giveaway

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Let me tell you about a little theater in Omaha that’s one of my favorites. I can’t quite place my finger on when exactly I became a devotee to the Bluebarn Theatre. Sometime early in my theater reviewing career, I’d seen a show or two at the small theater in the Old Market and realized this wasn’t your typical theater. The shows were different. In a good way. And I’m not exaggerating when I … [More...]

April 13, 2014

Birthday Celebration Day 7: Strategic Air & Space Museum Pass Giveaway

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The Strategic Air & Space Museum in Ashland, Neb., is one of those museums that truly caters to all ages.  Children and adults like exploring the museum and for different reasons. My kids love the planes and looking inside them. They love the kids’ science area. Adults, particularly … [More...]

April 12, 2014

Birthday Celebration Day 6: Omaha Children’s Museum Pass Giveaway

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We cannot drive by the Omaha Children’s Museum without my son pointing it out, matter-of-factly mentioning it’s been a while since we’ve been there or just flat out telling me to stop. He and his little sister love the place. We recently renewed our family membership there because I … [More...]