Kim’s note: This is the 20th installment in a series introducing different voices from around Omaha. Each week Whenever I can, I’ll introduce a different Omaha blogger, what his or her blog is all about, and since I love getting recommendations as much as I love giving them, I’ve asked each person to share some Omaha tips. Today’s blogger, Joanna, is a mom of two adorable little girls. Head to her blog for inspiration on activities for kids and fitness ideas for busy moms.
Joanna from Makingmine. Photo courtesy Joanna Murnan
Describe your blog in five words. Motherhood: Authentic. Honest. Helpful. Fun.
What are the two most popular posts on your blog? What makes them so good?
My post on how to make an Elsa cupcake dress is a longstanding popular post. It looks like Frozen fever is still going strong! Plus, who doesn’t love cupcakes?!
One of Joanna’s most popular posts taps into “Frozen” mania (that still grips my daughter). Photo courtesy Joanna Murnan
My top post for 2015 was The Top 5 Yoga Poses for Breastfeeding Moms. Most of my readers are young mothers, so I really try to provide tailored information that’s useful for this particular stage of life. The post has wonderful photos that really demonstrate how to properly do each move. It’s a great resource for moms!
Another popular post on Makingmine features yoga poses for breastfeeding women. Photo courtesy Joanna Murnan
What social media channel are you on the most and why?
Instagram is my favorite by a long shot. It’s quick, easy, and I absolutely love getting a glimpse into other people’s lives! Plus, it’s great to look back at my own account and see all of the fun memories I’ve captured over the years.
The Makingmine Instagram feed features a lot of photos around Omaha and adorable photos of her daughters. Photo courtesy Joanna Murnan
You get one hour to spend on writing, where in Omaha do you go?
You would find me in quiet corner at Scooters splurging on a turtle latte and a giant chocolate chip cookie. Being properly caffeinated is a must for writing!
If friends visit from out of town, what three places would you take them to?
Oh this is hard! We always make a stop by the Henry Doorly Zoo and the little ones love hitting up the Omaha Children’s Museum. I’d have add in brunch at Over Easy because that’s my new favorite breakfast spot!
What’s your favorite free thing to do in Omaha?
The Downtown Farmers Market is always a blast in the summer! We load up our girls and our dog Ruby and spend the morning sampling goodies and finding new favorite vendors. I guess it’s “free” if you can manage not to buy anything 😉
More about Joanna
Joanna, the woman behind Makingmine
Joanna Murnan is a stay-at-home mom to two little girls and the blogger behind Makingmine. Her blog chronicles her adventures through motherhood with posts about fun activities to do with kids, her favorite recipes, and how she tackles fitness with two kids in tow! She loves savoring life’s “messy mom moments” and wants to help other moms embrace this wonderful stage of life.
I'm a mom, wife, writer & coffee addict. I love my hometown, Omaha, but cannot resist the thrill of travel. Life is best spent discovering the extraordinary at home and on the road. With any luck, I'll inspire you to think the same. Email me at email@example.com