Olivia is a wife to her college sweet heart, mama to 5 beautiful miracles, whom she also homeschools. She is a returning resident of Destin, but has always been a lover of the beach. In her "spare" time she loves to read, write, yoga, swim, or run. She always prefers home cooked meals & holistic medicine for her family, but you wont find her in the kitchen on the weekends or without all the bleach in the event of a stomach bug. Balance, people. Balance. Espresso, dark chocolate, hot tea, pizza, and red wine are her favorites. You can follow her on Instagram @livvyroberts

Four Focus Words For A Fabulous New Year

Happy New Year!!!! I love a new day, a new month, and a new year and I have four focus words for a fabulous new year! I am an INFJ meryers briggs personality type so...

Classical Education, Approachable at Home

If you are curious about or decided to home educate your child or children and are exploring the "classical" approach to education, I would love to share with you my biggest tip for making...

One Christmas Tradition that Never Fails

There are so many holiday traditions we do as a family or have tried to do as a family. Some traditions stick and some of them totally flop, but for over a decade there...

Holiday Words to Inspire Hope

Recently I reread “the pout pout fish” (for probably the millionth time!) to my 3 year old after a particular grumpy morning. One line struck me “how about a little joy, a little hope?”...

You Only Need 8 Books for Homeschool Success

My Amazon shopping trends will tell you that I LOVE BOOKS. My house will tell you I love books. We have full shelves, book bins under beds for easy rotation, and every school year...

Life Is Hard, Embrace It

Somewhere along the way I bought into the lie that if I did xyz life would be easy and free of problems. Then I bought into the lie that if my life wasn’t easy...

The Most Brilliant Daily Order

School has begun and I know everyone is glad for the routine to be back in order. But even if your kids go to school, you homeschool, or just have toddlers and babies at...

The Springing Willow

This morning I read the most beautiful description for children. There are lots of ways to describe offspring and I’ve heard so many different ones. Most you hear on a daily basis are comical,...

8 Books for a Successful Homeschool Year

The problem with the Information Age is sometimes just that, too much information. I felt completely overwhelmed when I first started homeschooling, six years ago, by the amount of resources and choices at my...

My Top 5 Motherhood Books of 2021

I learned this year that a hot cup of tea and a perfectly timed book can do wonders for my soul. The following are my top 5 motherhood books of 2021. They were all...

5 Things to Do TODAY, When Motherhood Feels Weary

Are you weary mama? I am coming out of a very weary season. It wasn’t because of COVID for me. It was realizing that I am a highly sensitive introvert. And I homeschool our...
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Moms’ Guide To The 4th Of July In Destin and South Walton

The 4th of July holds many fond memories for me. From grilling out, to making a patriotic cake, and fireworks.  The 4th was always a fun and different holiday. Despite the inevitable heat, sweat,...
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Becoming A Mother Who Reads

Cheerios, sippy cups, diaper changes, play dates, nap time, bath time, reading time, laundry, groceries...as a mom to three I get it. Life is FULL. Who has time to read an entire book that isn't Dr....
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25 Hidden Gems in the Walmart Grocery {Destin}

With a military husband, my family moves A LOT.  Second to unpacking and organizing my home,  finding my new grocery store routine is the biggest struggle for me whenever we've moved. I've tried all the stores, but...