Kara James

Kara James
Kara James moved to the Pensacola area when she was ten years old. She considers herself from here. She married her high school sweetheart in 2008, and they have four wonderful children together (all boys): Kohlton (13), Kason (12), Korbin (5), and Kallen (3). She works one day a week as a hairstylist. She loves her job and believes its more fun than work. In her free time, she enjoys river days with her family, movie nights, and of course, jamming out to New Kids on the Block. She tries to make the best of everything and enjoys being around friends and family.
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Is It Better to Give Than to Receive? An Experiment Gone Right!

I came home from running errands one day. I was very overstimulated. I love my children, but that day, they were being "extra." When I checked my mail, I found something with my name, which...

Recovering From a Hysterectomy

I recently had a hysterectomy, and while I felt prepared, there were some aspects of the surgery and recovery process that I wasn't fully prepared for. Here are some insights on recovering from a...
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Preparing for a Hysterectomy

  I recently went to my gynecologist because of some issues with my menstrual cycle. The ultrasound showed that I had a fibroid cyst. Because the size of it was concerning, my doctor presented me...

Tips for Long Trips

Our family recently took a vacation. To get to our destination, we had to take three flights. One of those flights was almost nine hours long, so I searched for ideas to make things...

How Volunteering Refuels My Soul

I have always enjoyed helping others. My mother was the same way. She would spend her last dollar to help another mom out. I definitely got that from her. I believe in paying things forward...

Ancient or Patient?

I had always imagined I would be a mother. I used to play "mommy" when I was younger, and it was my absolute favorite game to play. When my husband and I first started talking...

Are You a Reactor?

Anyone that knows me knows I am a yeller. I talk loud, whether I am in a happy mood or feeling sad. It also means I yell even if my children are not in...

The Reality of Childhood Cancer

I used to think that childhood cancer was rare - maybe one in a million children. I'll probably never even know someone with it. Right? That is exactly what I had thought before my son...

Are My Children Behind?

When I became a mother, I never realized all of the things that would occupy my thoughts. My thoughts are 90 to nothing and all around the world. I think about things as mundane...

The Truth About Head Lice

Lice. My head itches just saying that word out loud. Ugh...anyone else? There are many old wives' tales and superstitions about prevention and treatment. Which ones work? What is the most effective? Do you need to...