Family, Homeschool, Motherhood

How is Homeschooling Going?

  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?

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100 Things I Love

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

Family, Homeschool, Humor

So I Guess I’m a “Homeschool Mom” Now

  I have a secret and I have no idea why it's a secret. I am homeschooling Ella. I started over a week ago, and I haven't really told anyone outside of my circle (other than homeschool groups on Facebook, then breaking the news to my Instagram followers). No real reason other than I don't… Continue reading So I Guess I’m a “Homeschool Mom” Now

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Family, Sponsored Post

Get Ready For Back to School with a Lice Prevention Kit

  No one likes to talk about lice, and to be honest, as I am writing this my head is beginning to itch. Yours is too, probably. But it needs to be discussed because sooner or later it happens to the best of us. Back to school is among us, and one of the most… Continue reading Get Ready For Back to School with a Lice Prevention Kit

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Humor, Motherhood, Travel

California….On a Kari and Anna Budget

  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

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Crafts, Dollar Tree, Link Party

The Easiest Party Centerpiece You’ll Ever Make

  The older I get, the more I realize that my creativity is in the sewer. When my girls were littler (and I was littler as well), I had grand visions, I came up with the coolest ideas PRE-PINTERST mind you! For Anna's first birthday, I centered it around a teddy bear theme, came up with… Continue reading The Easiest Party Centerpiece You’ll Ever Make