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Omaha Home Entryway May 2021

Apr 30, 2021 12:51PM ● By Sandy Matson

“May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day. May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.”

Even though March 20 marks the start of the spring season, it’s not until Mother’s Day that I know I can safely pot spring flowers and they will survive. Creating planters is a tradition I have enjoyed for years. Bringing fresh flowers into your living space is not only therapeutic, but also can provide instant gratification before you even step inside your home.

This Mother’s Day, I will honor my mother by making one of her favorite family recipes, homemade banana bread. I lost my mother this past September, and I will treasure the memories I have of her, especially those nostalgic “smells of home” in the kitchen. I’m sticking with the original recipe this time; however, over the years I have slightly altered it by adding mini chocolate chips. To view the recipe, please visit and in the search bar type “banana bread.”

As I get older, I’m realizing that time is really the best gift you can give your aging parents. If you are lucky enough to still have your parents, tell them often how much you love them and are thankful for them. It could mean more than you think.

This month we also honor those that have sacrificed so much for our country on Memorial Day weekend. The past year was a difficult one for so many families. Hopefully this summer you’re able to safely spend time with your loved ones again and find time for much-needed reconnection with friends.  

Please let us know if you have any suggestions or tips that we can include in upcoming issues by emailing me at [email protected] 

This article originally appeared in the May issue of Omaha Home. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.