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“The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea” – Isak Dinesen

Why I Gave Up Homemade Pizza

I planned to write about exercise this week. I was going to show you a picture of my cute, sparkly barre socks that I get to wear to my studio classes, which is my new favorite thing. I’m just not feeling it today, though. School got out a week ago and it’s been an absolute…

It’s PCS Season: Who’s Your Neighbor?

It’s PCS Season: Who’s Your Neighbor?

School’s out and it’s PCS time, or moving season, for many military families. We aren’t moving this year but are saying goodbye to a couple families who are. We don’t live on base and are not part of any sort of tight-knit military community. But when my daughter met another military kid at school, there…

Hi Mom, It’s Me, Summer. You Ready?

Once upon a time, I agreed to watch my niece and nephew for an entire summer, giving me sole charge of 5 children, ages 7, 6, 5, 2 and 1 from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. I thought it sounded magical; cousins playing in the backyard together, catching ladybugs and running through sprinklers, making lasting…

Squad Up!

V-bucks, bushes, storm chests, flossing, tilted towers. You know what I’m talking about. FORTNITE. Let the record show that I fought this sweeping obsession from Day 1. Because guns! Which, honestly, is my knee-jerk reaction to most video games. Unless we’re talking about Super Mario Brothers, in which case, hand the controller over, Mama’s gonna…

More Than My Sponsor’s Social

I have a secret. Many of my friends work as teachers, nurses or in the business field. They take pride in their jobs and happily discuss their work with anyone who asks. I sit quietly, hoping no one will ask me what I do. I’m not currently employed but maybe I’ll go back someday. I…

About Me

About Me

I’m Kara Ludlow, proud mama with three kids and wife to an ultra studly husband. I feel most alive with my toes in the sand and could not live one day of this life without Jesus. A Pacific Northwest native, I’m currently living the California dream in sunny San Diego. I’ve been at this Navy…