Blog Posts by Rachel Ross

So You’re PCSing to Omaha? Your spouse comes home and tells you that you’re PCSing to Offutt AFB in Omaha, Nebraska. What?! What’s Nebraska like? Here’s a quick list of things to expect from the Cornhusker state. Omaha is an actual city, not just cornfields ! First of all, don’t freak out. Most people not from Nebraska know very little about what to expect from Omaha. But I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Yes, there are a lot of cornfields in and around Omaha but Omaha is actually a good sized city. I like to call it my favorite little big city. The downtown area is flourishing and it’s... read more

The holidays can be an extra busy time for so many people but if you happen to have some free time, there are tons of things to do and holiday activities in Omaha! I have compiled just a short list of fun holiday activities to check out, but rest assured there are many, many things you could do! In no particular order: Miracle on Farnam Head to Midtown Crossing and check out the 20 window displays created by Omaha companies and artists. It runs from November 23-January 1 st . Extra bonus is the restaurants and cafes nearby you can check out before or after. My children absolutely loved it las... read more

Omaha is a very family friendly city and there is no shortage of classes little ones can participate in. My list is just a small sample, these are the ones we’ve tried and enjoyed and recommend! Kids Body Shop If you’re looking for swimming lessons starting at age 3 months and older, Kids Body Shop in Papillion has a great program. We first started our son in the Tiny Toots class when he was just 4 months old and it was a great beginning exposure to the water. Kids Body Shop also has a gymnastics program for ages 18 months and up. They also have family fun nights and open gym times that are g... read more

5 Best Bakeries in Omaha Omaha has many different options for delicious sweet goods, but here is the list of my favorite bakeries in the Omaha area. Jones Bros Cupcakes Located in Aksarben Village, Jones Bros Cupcakes serves up everything from delicious cupcakes, cakes, cheesecakes, coffee, and wine to delicious lunch and dinner items. They have 12 daily cupcake flavors with special flavors of the week and even sometimes “name it and claim it” for free special daily flavors. They’ve been featured on Cupcake Wars on the Food Network and year after year make the top of the list on “Omaha’s Best... read more

Summer is a winding down and before we know it the leaves will be changing, we’ll be drinking hot apple cider, and the kids will be gearing up to go trick-or-treating. That’s why now is the best time to start planning fall outdoor activities in Omaha. Luckily Omaha has a ton of family friendly places to visit in the fall. So get your pen and paper and get ready to have some fun! Family Friendly Outdoor Activities in Omaha Vala’s Pumpkin Patch One word is all you need to utter in these parts: VALA’S !! Vala’s is the go-to pumpkin patch place in Omaha and is something people that PCS from here ... read more