Proud to be raised in Burleson (shout out Kelly Clarkson!), Jami was even the Elk mascot for her beloved BHS. Jami's greatest joy comes from exploring the world and learning about all the beautifully unique people in it, so after graduating from Dallas Baptist University, Jami moved to Beirut, Lebanon where she met her wonderful husband, Corban. They now live in Fort Worth with their four children, Jessy (2011), Maggy (2013), Lilly (2015), and Jude (2018). Jami spends her days having adventures with her girls, homeschooling part-time, attempting to keep her brother and sister labradors out of trouble, occasionally working along side her husband at his Edward Jones office, and blessing other women in whatever ways arise. Jami lives by "Love God and love others" and "laughter is the best medicine."
Use these tricks and tips for posing for family photos with your kiddos.

How to Take the Best Family Photos with Your Kiddos

Schedule pictures at a time when your kids are usually awake and happy. For us currently this is around 9:00 or 10:00 a.m. I know it may not be the best time for sunlight, but if your kids are going to be crying in every picture that twilight shot may not be worth it . . .
A middle school teacher finds television shows from the 90s are still relevant.

My True Feelings About the TV Shows Toddlers Love

I feel like all four of my kids had a show they predominantly obsessed over. So I don't want to complain too much about my two year old's love for Blaze because I know firsthand IT COULD BE WORSE.
18 reasons to stop gossip and seek alternative options

How to STOP Gossip

Discover 10 reasons why gossip is a bad idea and hurtful and eight alternative options to handle disagreements and hurt feelings.
Flowers are like children in that they all grow different.

What Plants Taught Me About Children

Let’s not crush the fragile plants. Let’s not devalue those that don’t flower but have other purposes. Let’s not look down on those who bloom late. Let’s not dislike those who have more needs. Let’s not look past those who offer the most simple and basic things yet aren’t made to be especially "fancy" or unique.
Just because white people didn't enslave black people doesn't mean they aren't responsible for stopping racism.

But I’m Not Racist

It may not be our fault. We may be innocent in and of ourselves, but these are issues we have inherited and sadly they are now ours to deal with.
Jackie and Rachel Robinson showed strength during tough times in baseball.

I Want to Be a Jackie and Rachel Robinson

Jackie and Rachel's story encourages me to work to improve my own character and inner strength. Maybe in some area of my life I won't be the best, but maybe I can be the one whose character can handle suffering for the benefit of many others.
A man selling children's toys on the side of the road makes one mom sad.

The Man I Met Selling His Children’s Toys

I don't know what his life situation is that he is trying to sell all these items on the side of the road. I don't know if he had to pry these toys from his children's hands and walk out the door as they cried. I don't know if he's selling his only can of shaving cream so he can buy food. I don't know if he has any support or help to make it through whatever crisis he may be experiencing.