Hi there!

I’m Jamie: wife, mama (kids + dog), introvert, and fitness coach. I’m a fan of semicolons, steaming hot tea, sunny days, and pretty flowers, but clutter makes me downright twitchy.

In 2015 our family made a big change, moving from the hustle and bustle of metro Atlanta to small-town life in coastal North Carolina, significantly downsizing our home in the process. We have two teens (and one mutt) still under our roof, plus three grown kids and a gaggle of grandkids.

Since moving, we’ve gotten involved in our community in a variety of ways, including volunteering with the sea turtle protection program (me), serving on the Water Rescue Team (my husband), and joining the local shag dance club.

In early 2022, I opened my own fitness studio, offering private training and group coaching, along with friendly vibes and high-fives. I’ve intentionally made it inclusive to the widest possible range of ages and abilities. Running my little biz is both difficult and rewarding.

I read often and enjoy DIY projects, as well as finding ways to beautify and better organize our small 1960’s home. I do a bit of quilting sometimes, too.

Although I no longer write new content on either subject, you’ll find quite a lot in my archives on homeschooling (start here) and adoption (a short summary of our adoption journey), as those were the primary topics on this blog for over over a decade.

Just for fun: 41 random facts about me.

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