Glad you found Oh My! Omaha – I think you’ll like it here.
Launched in 2013, Oh My! Omaha is a parent’s guide to local and family travel adventures. You’ll find out what’s going on around the metro – with or without kids – plus, feed your wanderlust with ideas for day trips, road trips and longer. If you’re not from around here, you’ll see it’s a great place to visit.
I started this blog because I knew our city was full of great places and events, but I didn’t know if they were suitable for my young kids. Now I go check those things out and report back to you.
Just a little about me
I’ve been involved in writing in some form or another for more than two decades. With a goal of breaking into travel writing, I started my career at The Daily Nonpareil (in Council Bluffs, Iowa) as a reporter and, eventually, Arts & Entertainment Editor. I never did get to write a travel story for them, but it led to many adventures, from learning to fly a plane, interviewing Willie Nelson, and judging an Elvis Tribute Artist competition.
While my first love is travel writing, I’ve had a long-running career supporting Omaha institutions by finding unique ways to tell their stories through marketing, public relations and social media. For nearly a decade, I worked full-time and wrote on the side. Now, I’m a full-time writer.
In addition to Oh My! Omaha, I write another travel blog called Let’s Go Iowa. I’m also the author of “Lost Restaurants of Omaha,” and a contributor to several books highlighting Southwest Iowa history that were published by The Daily Nonpareil.
I can’t live without theater and concerts; outdoor outings like hiking, scouring the farmers market and running & biking (sometimes); movies; art; reading; travel; and food (maybe a little too much).
As luck would have it, I married a guy who loves most of that, too. I call him Mr. Wonderful, sometimes without sarcasm. We’re raising two funny kids who are good sports about my need to document every step of their lives with photos and videos. I call my oldest Farley, because he has a history of Chris Farley-esque falls, and my youngest Mooch, because she will swipe the good stuff off your dinner plate if you’re not looking.
Hey, look! I can write for you:
Lately, I’m getting back to my journalist roots by freelance writing. You’ll find my work in Omaha Magazine and its offspring, like B2B, Omaha Home and Old Market Encounter.
Recent stories include:
Meet the Megaphone (B2B Omaha December 2022/January 2023)
The Devil is in the Detail (Omaha Home 2018)
Evolution of the Omaha Farmers Market (Omaha Magazine 2018)
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You’re going to want to head to my advertising page first or send me an email and ask for my media kit.
As seen in
28 Amazing Places to see in Arizona – Full Suitcase (June 2021)
10 Best Hotels for Families in the USA – Travel Mamas (June 2019)
The Best Tips For A Road Trip – Experts Roundup (May 2019)
Visit Omaha (January 2018) – Meet The Local Experts
Readers Digest (June 2017) “18 Travel Hacks That Will Save The Day When Traveling With Kids”
Her Family (September 2014) – Meet the Reiners
ChatterBlock.com (December 2014) – 2014 Top Mommy Bloggers
The Morning Blend (for my day job)
You might have caught me on The Mighty KOIL 1290’s The Bob Bruce Experience talking about the blog and family-friendly Omaha stuff.