I’m Jamie: mom to five via birth, marriage, and foster-adoption. Three kids (age 17, 10, and 8) are still under our roof, plus two rescued mutts; the older two kids are out on their own, married and giving us grandchildren.
My life goals in four words: live real, love hard.
Here’s what this means to me: living simply and nourishing the relationships that matter; feeding my mind and soul and strengthening my body in order to be ready for whatever life brings; being brave enough to be vulnerable, and appreciating the beautiful even in the midst of the hard. Sometimes I get it right — but other times, not so much. That’s ok; I’m a work in progress, and I’ll bet you are too.
As a quiet-loving, highly sensitive introvert, I’ve had to learn how to find peace in the midst of motherhood and homeschooling. Fitness has been key in this. So has simplifying life; we made a big change in that direction when we moved from the hustle and bustle of metro Atlanta to small-town life in coastal North Carolina, significantly downsizing our home in the process.
I write about homeschooling, mom-life, healthy living, DIY projects, books we adore, introvert life, and whatever else is on my heart.
A few posts to get to know me:
- Becoming a Fun Mama
- When Mom Struggles with Bonding in Adoption
- How to be Friends with an Introvert
- Real Mom
And, just for fun: 41 random facts about me.
I’m delighted you’re here, and a bit sad I haven’t figured out how to offer you a cup of tea through the wonders of the interweb. Until then, I invite you to subscribe to updates, free and delivered right to your inbox.
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Let’s encourage each other to live real, love hard, and look for the joy in life.