I didn't need my husband

I Didn’t Need My Husband, & He Didn’t Need Me

When I Didn’t Need My Husband, & He Didn’t Need Me What is this thing called love? From the first kiss to the “I do’s,” and the late-night feedings, big fights, great makeups, and checking account mishaps, marriage and lovey-dovey don’t always co-exist. I have said it before, I will say it again, there is nothing “cool” about man bashing. Ick. I love my husband.  He is my family.  And, he is my best friend. He mystifies, irritates, and delights …

marriage Jami Amerine

The Number One Key to a “Perfect” Marriage

I guess it would be ideal, and perhaps make me more “readable,” to tell you all the things that are perfect about my marriage.   But I try not to lie. It seems to me in the ways of “good” marriages and “bad” marriages, good is perfect, sweet, and easy.  Bad means, well, you don’t talk about bad. After all, especially in Christian circles, we should all get along and Jesus can fix anything. Until He doesn’t.  Which is baffling. …

hardest thing I have to tell my husband

The Hardest Thing I Have to Tell My Husband

The Hardest Thing I Have to Tell My Husband I love my husband. In addition to my love of Justin, my husband, I love color. My favorites are pink, duh, and blue… but of course!  I love lipstick, red primarily, and frosty nudes. I am a creative. Also, I am a talker. I am pretty high maintenance, but I believe myself to be low maintenance, which translates to VERY high maintenance. And I am good with this. I have been married …

to the momma whose kid doesn't fit in

To the Mom, Whose Kid Doesn’t Fit In: Mothering a Square Peg

To the Mom, Whose Kid Doesn’t Fit In: Mothering a Square Peg I am a square peg. Years ago I would have told you I was a square peg in a world full of round holes.  But, I think the truth is, I am a square peg in a world full of square pegs trying to all cram into a very select few round holes. Actually, I have come to believe that the world is made up of 98% square …

31 favorite children's books

31 MUST Have Favorite Bedtime Children’s Books!

Oh but story time… I really do love it.  Maybe that is the only reason behind my need to continue to invite people to live with me?  I love children’s books.  And I do love to read to my little people.  Among my other favorites is to gift these to new mommas… cause, you gotta start somewhere! It was a hard list to narrow, but here it is… My top 25 most beloved children’s books with links to each! (click …

The After Christmas Shuffle: Life Hacks to Make it to Summer with Ease 1

The After Christmas Shuffle: Life Hacks to Make it to Summer with Ease

From Christmas to Summer break, the road is long. Christmas is over.  The countdown to summer is on.  Before we get there, we must survive another time change, study another 180 spelling words, master those math facts, and try not to scream at the children before school… we can wait and do it after they get home. It’s all over, alarms must be set – socks must be matched, and lunches must be packed.  Sister, I feel ya. There was …