Apples, cranberries, chocolate and grapefruit may not sound like they have anything in common, but none of them would exist without one simple thing: A pollinator. These fruits and many others…

As someone who is Nebraska born and raised and is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, I’m well aware of how many different things and sayings that are almost synonymous with Nebr…

Every time I read the prayer of Jesus in John 17, I am overwhelmed with such gratitude and amazement and wonder, especially as this prayer was not just for the disciples. Jesus prayed, “I ask …

y twin sister Martha can’t remember how the idea of the Thank You house tumbled into her head 25 years ago, but it began the day she happened to see a plain wooden house sitting on a shelf in …

My daughter made lunch today. Real lunch. Not the fake stuff from the fake kitchen. Not cheese and crackers with a glass of milk. Genuine, real lunch. From the stove with ingredients and everything.

I quit the gym today. Normally, this would be frowned upon by the general population. “Oh, shoot, Leslie. You quit the gym? But it’s so important to stay fit and healthy so you can take care o…

My little guy slammed his face into our fireplace last week. It wasn’t pretty. I was in the shower. My husband was watching him play. The babysitter was on her way over so the husband and I co…

My baby started walking this week. I should say he “finally” started walking this week. I know Google and my mom and most people everywhere would say 13 months is a very “average time for a ch…

Hey, working mom. I saw you today. I know your heart hurt when your baby leaped into her arms. You’re thankful for it, of course. Finding good daycare isn’t an easy task. She’s a gift. She lov…

My older daughter asked me last night, “Can you play a game with me, Mom?” I was sitting at my computer. I was working, yet again.

On April 5, a constitutional amendment offered by Sen. John Murante of Gretna to require the use of licenses in order to vote, was debated in the Nebraska Legislature. Shockingly, after debati…