My name is Kara, and I stink at playing. For more than 10 years, this fact has haunted me. It’s the one piece of advice my aunt, who has like 39 kids, gave me: “Just get on the floor and play with them,” she said. And I tried. For years I really tried to enjoy… More What you can do when you stink at playing.
Sometimes, I don’t know that something is knocking around in my brain/heart/soul until it spills out in writing, either here or on paper. I do this thing (not all the time, just sometimes) called Morning Pages, which is an idea from this book. I’ve also heard it called free-writing, but the big difference is that… More Listen to your mama heart (and experts, but only if that feels right.)
I’ve been thinking about babies a lot this week. I don’t talk about this a lot, but babies haven’t come easily here. I got two really good ones though. And I’m grateful. It’s just that I kind of thought there would be more. I wanted more. Wished for more. Prayed for more. Waited for more.… More Mama to the world.
This post was sponsored by Homeschool Planet. I was given a one-year subscription for review purposes and was also compensated for my time. All opinions expressed are my own. You guys know about my bullet journal love, right? My new little pinkish-purple (smaller, thus more portable) notebook is my constant companion. I fill it with lists,… More Meet my bullet journal’s new best friend.
Did I tell you guys about my word for this year? That’s a new thing people seem to be doing. Instead of setting resolutions, we pick words and write them on old buildings and Instagram them. I really want a word. I’ve tried choosing them in the past, but never had much luck. But this… More Stop it.
Let’s jump right in — I’ve sort of decided that the new year sucks. Not the year itself, but the idea of “a new year,” and all the expectations that go along with it. “Let’s change all the things!” we say. As if everything before was so bad. As if we were onlyjust scraping by.… More 3 things I’ve learned so far this year
I don’t want to overstate things, but I wanted to let you know, right away, at the at the very beginning of this new year, that I’ve figured out the key to everything. It happened after I stood up to some challenging family situations, and Christmas was great anyway, and let’s just say since then I’ve been watching… More So I’ve figured out the key to everything.