Anna Lind Thomas, Omaha World-Herald

Anna Lind Thomas

Omaha World-Herald

Omaha, NE, United States

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Past articles by Anna:

Dear Santa, I want to destroy the house for Christmas

Dear Santa: My name is Lucy and I just turned 1. You can find me on your nice list, unless trying to bite my dog’s ear put me on the naughty list. I know a lot of kids want dolls or rocking horses or loud toys that light up and induce seizures in their parents for Christmas. That’s fine and all, but my heart desires other things: a drawer filled with stuff that’s really important to my mommy;… → Read More

What Really Happens When You Cook with Your Kids

How to make Pumpkin Spice Soft Biscotti Cookies while holding a baby on your hip and managing the toddler that's covered in flour. → Read More

My Mother's Intuition Saved My Life

Most of my kindergarten years were uneventful, except for this one. I was in danger, and my mom knew it hours before it happened. → Read More

I judged you mom friends, and I’m sorry

I judged you mom friends, and I’m sorry. If karma is real, take solace knowing I’m living it. → Read More

Baby Milestones: Pros & Cons

My joyous tears have ended and my Googling things like “Is it dangerous to lick a DVR?” has just begun. → Read More

Hey Parents, It's Time to Stop Freaking Out

Parenting is hard and it’s serious business, which is why it must be laughed at relentlessly. → Read More

Life lessons from a 10-month-old nutbag

Anna Lind Thomas wonders what it'd be like seeing the world through her baby's "precious eyes.""When Lucy wakes in the morning, I hear sweet, happy chatter as she plays peacefully in her crib. When I wake in the morning (usually from her sweet, happy chatter), I let out soft sobs and beg for a sleep redo. While she takes the day by the horns, my Kuerig is ridden hard and put away wet. She… → Read More

Does Technology Make Us Better Parents or Paranoid Stalkers?

While there are so many new tech products designed to keep babies safe (i.e. baby monitoring apps), it's also causing me to worry ... a little too much. → Read More

How to Make It Awkward When Hugging a Pregnant Woman

"Your feet look swollen. Would you be more comfortable hugging lying down?" → Read More

Bra Shopping Is the Worst When You Have Big Boobs

Is it too much to ask to find a new bra that is visually appealing (read: not beige), comfortable, and in the right size? Why yes, yes it is. → Read More

A Letter to My Hypothetical Teenage Son

These are some truths you need to hear to grow into a good, respectful, happy man. → Read More

Dieting with My Husband: An Unfair Weight Loss Journey

I ate arugula with a spritz of lemon for a week, while my husband ate pizza and drank mochas. I lost 1 pound; he lost 8. He's dead to me. → Read More

Ordinary Sounds I Now Loathe Thanks to Motherhood

Swear in public before I had a baby, shame on you. Swear in public after I have a baby, and somebody hold my earrings. → Read More

I Don't Have Many Mom Friends — and That's Okay

Not all friends are created equal and they definitely aren’t all meant to last forever, but the ones that do are especially precious. → Read More

A Day in the Life of a Glamorous New Mom

8 PM: Try rocking wide awake baby to sleep. Eventually begin singing “Please go to sleep before I lose my freaking mind” to the tune of “Hush Little Baby.” → Read More

Thanks to motherhood, I’m now a 'crotchety old lady'

When my husband and I moved back to Omaha from California, I wanted to live downtown. We were in our late 20s, childless and I wasn’t emotionally ready for the ‘burbs. → Read More

I Just Need 20 Minutes Where Nobody Is Touching Me

I love my baby and my husband so much, but after a day of nursing, kissing, rocking, being spit-up on and more ... sometimes I just need some space. → Read More

Because You Won't Remember

When we're rocking, I whisper to you all the things in my heart. You might not remember the words, but you will always know how much you are loved. → Read More

Boob Groping and Other Things I Was Oddly Fine with During Childbirth

When you're in the process of having a baby, things like "privacy" and "personal boundaries" fly right out the window. → Read More

5 Things to Keep Far, Far Away From Pregnant Women

From animal rescue commercials to movies like Steel Magnolias, when you're expecting, it seems like there are emotional land mines everywhere. → Read More