Kari Hessing

Kari Hessing
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Kari (Pronounced Carrie) is proudly married to a Law Enforcement Officer and is a mama to four children. Born and raised in the South, Kari found her love here and now all of her favorite people are Iowans! In her "spare" time (WHO has that?!), you can find her reading, folding a never ending cycle of laundry, or snuggling up with the tiny humans she made. She loves being a stay at home, homeschooling mother, even in the thick of it, and feels blessed to share her snippets of life with the community!

Here’s Why I Am NEVER Having Kids.

I am never having kids because yours are jumping from couch to couch.  Because yours are screaming with joy as they bike through the kitchen.  Because yours had a diaper blowout and now the car seat...
A Letter To My Daughter in a Selfie Obsessed World

A Letter to my Daughter in a Selfie-Obsessed World.

I grew up in the land before Selfies. I was raised in the Polaroid, Instafilm, Kodak disposable camera era. And let me tell you… IT WAS BLISS. But I happily jumped on the digital camera...

Can We Stop Using the Term “Extended Breastfeeding”?

In honor of Breastfeeding Awareness Month, let’s nix the term “Extended Breastfeeding”! In America, the term “extended breastfeeding” is, in my opinion, an oxymoron. Breastfeeding does not have a “term”. It is not something to...

Six Helpful Tips for Moving with Kids!

My family of six just moved into a beautiful home last month. We are still adjusting, and while everything is still fresh in my Mama brain I wanted to make a list of tips...

Hey There Military Spouse- I see YOU!

My husband and I began dating when he was enlisted in the Marine Corps… exactly eight months before he deployed for eight months. I was just a Marine Corps girlfriend. I didn’t have a...

No Shame: Talking to Our Kids about Mental Health

  My mother was diagnosed with Schizophrenia when I was twelve years old.  I remember all too well the pain and fear of losing her to such a scary illness. Sure, it wasn’t cancer, but...