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jeff half

You know that week long blogging hiatus I took? Well, instead of my usual "One Word Wednesday," I'm going to take today to fill you in on some of the blog topics I missed during my week off. Please excuse the rambly/random nature of this post - I just have a lot to say :) 1… Continue Reading →


My post last week on being a stay-at-home mom got me thinking about just what day-to-day life looks around here. Eleanor was only 3 months old the last time I did a "day in the life" post, so I figured it was time to do a little updating. My little girl is busy, busy these [...]

valas pumpkin patch

Hello! Things have been pretty quiet around here on Makingmine. I took an unplanned hiatus ALL last week to study for my final exam for completing my teaching license. Since I'm being licensed through the state of Wisconsin, I have had a few additional requirements and passing the Foundations of Reading exam was the final step. [...]

grilled cheese on the grill

It's time for another delicious edition of Three Cooks One Kitchen, and it's one you don't want to miss! We all have had grilled cheese, right? But have you had GRILLED cheese - I mean grilled cheese prepared on a grill. We hadn't, so we decided to have some fun during this month's 3C1K and [...]

parenting advice

I want to start this post by saying that families take many forms and parenting isn't limited to husband/wife teams. There's no one perfect example of a family, and today I'm simply speaking from my personal experience of being a wife and mother.  My first year of motherhood has been filled with many ups and downs. [...]

toddler swimming lessons

Hello and HAPPY Monday! We had an incredibly busy weekend with many different guests and lots of fun! Friday started with hosting dinner for a few college friends at our place. Jeff grilled and I whipped up some cheesy potatoes (SO good), and we had a great time catching up with everybody. Eleanor had the [...]

omaha farmers market

**This is NOT a sponsored post. I just really like this hot sauce ;) We're nearing the end of summer and *gasp* our family JUST made it to our first Omaha's Farmers Market a couple of weekends ago. I love the atmosphere of farmers markets, and the delicious food and fresh produce is a given. [...]

one word wednesday: mommy

why I chose to be a stay-at-home mom

Aside from my semester student teaching this spring, I have been a stay-at-home mom since Eleanor was born in June 2013. I get questions quite often about why I chose to put a career outside the house on hold and when I plan to return to the classroom, so I thought I'd address a few [...]