First, I need to be honest and tell you that I didn't even think I could cut it as a homeschool mom. I had pinned homeschool ideas for years before we took the plunge in preparation for possibly/maybe homeschooling Ella. Rather, I took the plunge. Because let's face it, Ella had no idea what was involved.… Continue reading How is Homeschooling Going?
I loved writing this post back in 2018 for many reasons but the biggest is that it's really nice to have a list of things you love in one place. I have referred to this list (which remains in my phone notes) a lot over the past two years but never more than in the… Continue reading 100 Things I Love
College, sigh. Oh sure, I'm not in college anymore, but I am getting an education. Did you know they share a lot of things in college? Did you further know that there are things such as community water bottles that everyone drinks out of in the dorm? No matter how many hygiene lessons you've given… Continue reading Anatomy of a College Care Package
Recently, I wrote about Anna leaving for college and talked about how it was difficult but that it was also good. That wasn't just for keeping face. Since she's been gone, I have been good. Really good, in fact. So good that at times it kind of scares me. Like, is this it or are… Continue reading I’m Okay. Trust Me, I’m Shocked Too
A few years ago, Anna and I talked about going on a girls trip after she graduated high school. Kind of a Gilmore Girls-ish style getaway before Anna went away to college. I don't remember exactly when we started talking about it but over the past two years, it became less talk and more action.… Continue reading California….On a Kari and Anna Budget
In 2013, we had a burgundy front door. That looked like hell because 13 years of wear and tear will do that to a door. Or to a mom. DID I SAY THAT OUT LOUD? So I decided that I was going to paint it myself. Our house color is boring white… Continue reading Green Doors Can Heal You
With high school. Oh sure, she still has four more years of school to go, but she's done as it pertains to schooling here in our little town. It was a day filled with obvious emotions. Pride. Sadness. Happiness. Excitement. Relief. I could say things like "wasn't she just… Continue reading She’s Done