Recent Stories in Featured

Why I write, and why you should too | Moms (1)

September 22, 2014 — 

I have a love/hate relationship with this writing thing. I have days that I feel the pull to sit down and put the proverbial pen to paper only to shy …

Read more »

Top books for toddler and preschool boys | Moms (2)

September 22, 2014 — 

There was a time when my son was small that I dreaded bedtime. It meant lots crying, rocking, crying, rocking, laying down in the crib, picking back up, crying, rocking …

Read more »

Do It Yourself Easy Burlap Wreaths (3)

September 21, 2014 — 

Fall is just around the corner and I would be lying if I said I hadn’t already bought a pumpkin pie scented candle (and already started filling my kitchen with …

Read more »

Read this before you judge someone today | Moms (4)

September 20, 2014 — 

Almost a year ago I wrote about a man named Otis, a homeless man that many people were judging just because of his situation. Every day still, I see people …

Read more »

Why it is OK to let them cry | Moms (5)

September 19, 2014 — 

I'm so exhausted tonight I can barely see straight. Today I returned from a week long trip to Southern California where we celebrated the 80th birthday of my mom's best …

Read more »

The "Where should we eat?" argument | Moms (6)

September 18, 2014 — 

“Where should we eat?” A seemingly innocuous question with so many repercussions.     Being a sensitive “significant other,” we both feel it is necessary to acquiesce to the wishes …

Read more »

Our children and the problem with their NFL heroes | Moms (7)

September 17, 2014 — 

If you ask 10 people what they think about when you say the word “fall,” I bet half of them would mention tailgating or football. It is one of American’s …

Read more »

When you face unchartered waters | Moms (8)

September 17, 2014 — 

Have you ever felt like you were in over your head? Like there were things happening in your life that were beyond your control? Like you were going through uncharted …

Read more »

Douglas County Moms: Say farewell to summer with a shuck and a pop (9)

September 16, 2014 — 

Last year my husband wanted an excuse to make oysters and jalapeño poppers, and I’ll take any good reason to throw a party. Thus, the Annual Arnold Oyster and Popper …

Read more »

10 signs you have a 2-year-old | Moms (10)

September 16, 2014 — 

Our family just celebrated our youngest son's second birthday. I am a mama to three boys, so this isn’t the first time I have gone through the 2-year-old stage. We …

Read more »

#WeAreN: Why you need to care about the Islamic State of Iraq, now | Moms (11)

September 15, 2014 — 

I have one thing I’d like to share with you this week: ISIS. Or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. If you’ve been listening to NPR or watching the …

Read more »

What happened after a week without my iPhone | Moms (12)

September 15, 2014 — 

I think one of the hardest adjustments to parenthood, especially for a stay-at-home mom, is the change of pace. A friend who is a new mom recently confided that she …

Read more »

iPhone 6, Northern Lights and a mystery virus | Moms (13)

September 12, 2014 — 

From the Headlines | iPhone iPhone iPhone. Apple got 'bigger' unveiling the two different sizes of the new iPhone 6 on Tuesday. Preorders began at midnight and people began hitting …

Read more »

The beauty of relationship | Moms (14)

September 12, 2014 — 

Everybody needs an Auntie Fran. My mom met her the week she and my dad returned from their honeymoon. Francine was visiting the young adult Sunday school class for the …

Read more »

Douglas County Moms: Slow cooker saves busy moms in the fall (15)

September 12, 2014 — 

Every mom knows that one of the most stressful times of the day is when dinner time approaches. Every day, you walk in the door after a long day at …

Read more »

The Busy Mom: Learning how to say "no" when you're a "yes" person | Moms (16)

September 11, 2014 — 

My husband and I were having a conversation the other day. I was talking about all the things I had to do. The list was long and to be frank, …

Read more »

My apology letter to Victoria Osteen | Moms (17)

September 10, 2014 — 

Dear Victoria Osteen, You don’t know me, but I owe you an apology. You see, last week there was a video of you that went viral. Some of the quotes …

Read more »

Douglas County Moms: Harness the sun for solar-baked treats (18)

September 9, 2014 — 

With late-summer heat lingering in September, here’s a way to have some educational fun with your kids — build a solar oven to use on those remaining high-temperature days. After …

Read more »

Weekend Project: DIY pallet headboard | Moms (19)

September 9, 2014 — 

Here is a tutorial for a king size headboard made of wood pallets. Happy project-ing! For any specific questions, e-mail Jessica at moms@nrtoday.com [iframe src="http://www.facebook.com/plugins/likebox.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FDouglasCountyMoms&width=300&height=270&colorscheme=light&show_faces=true&header=true&stream=false&show_border=true&appId=199895370065989" style="border: 0px solid black;" width="300" …

Read more »

A parent's perspective on Ferguson, Michael Brown death | Moms (20)

September 9, 2014 — 

Brian Williams opened a recent broadcast on NBC Nightly News by describing Ferguson Missouri, the town that has dominated the headlines for two weeks. As he stated, “Population 20,000,” my …

Read more »
View 20 More Stories in Featured »
Back to Top