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."
University model schools can be a great schooling option.

University Model Schooling Is as Wonderful as It Is Difficult

This model of school gives us the great gift of spending more time together as a family. My kids still get a classroom experience where they work with others and learn from an experienced teacher, but they also get even more time working with our family.

Foster Care Is for Us All

Maybe we can't foster full time right now, but we can offer respite for an evening or a weekend every once in a while for some foster parents. Maybe we can't care for a foster children at this moment, but we can give our resources.
Weight is weird. The scale isn't always an honest teller of our health or even our efforts to change our body size.

Things I Wish I Could Have Told My 20-Year-Old Self About My Appearance

I've found the best option is to embrace and enjoy myself as I am today, while at the same time implementing any consistent changes we need to improve our health (spiritual, mental, emotional, relational, physical).
Why we aren't going to let our kids attend sleepovers.

Why We Say NO to Sleepovers

I have many memories of making poor choices with my friends during sleep overs at a MUCH higher rate than when we spent time together during the day.
There are products that give volume to women with long hair.

Two Great Volumizing Hair Products a Woman with “Booty Length” Hair Swears By

I mean, I'm a Texas girl. The last thing I want is hair with no volume, and my long hair is very heavy so it can get super weighed down.
Open Christmas crackers filled with little toys as a Christmas Eve tradition.

9 Extra Special Christmas Eve Traditions

Luckily it gets dark so early in the winter it's no challenge to hop in our car after supper or after our Christmas Eve service and drive around looking at Christmas lights. We actually do this nearly every night in December before Christmas, but of course doing it on Christmas Eve makes the night so much more special.
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 . . .