welcome homeschool

Welcome Home: The Year America Spoke the Same Scholastic Language

Welcome Home: The Year America Spoke the Same Scholastic Language Welcome home… homeschooled that is.  Yes, I have braced myself for the onslaught of folks reminding me of the terror of COVID-19.  I am not here to negate the losses.  We have lost too.  Family members lost jobs, friends were very sick, acquaintances passed.  I know, none of us can champion that.  And I am an Oil Industry brat, so while many have rejoiced at the pump, I stood in …

Gift Giving

Out of the Box Gift Giving 2019

This year I wanted to share some of my most favorite out of the box gift giving ideas! I kind of pride myself on gifts that are not the run of the mill ideas, so, why not share? I am including some of my most favorite things to gift, whether useful or just fun. And yes, these have affiliate links, I mean I have to Christmas shop too! Last year when it was time to Christmas shop I was wholly …

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 …

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 …