In this heartwarming episode of Katy Rey’s podcast, we dive deep into the life tapestry woven by the vivacious Karimah Henry, the mastermind behind the popular blog “Crafting a Fun Life.”
Hailing from the vibrant streets of the Bronx and carrying the rich legacy of her Jamaican roots, Karimah’s tale is one of creativity, resilience, and genuine love. A proud graduate of USF (Shoutout to the Bulls!), she paints a picture of college memories where she not only earned a degree but also met the man who would become her life partner. A decade into their beautiful journey, Karimah and Dane continue to navigate the joys and challenges of parenthood, with their two lively boys and the ever-loyal dachshund, Milo, by their side.
A sketchbook was Karimah’s constant companion during her younger years, a testament to her innate creative spirit. But it wasn’t just arts and crafts that shaped her; it was the liberating parenting style of her parents, who encouraged self-expression without judgment. This sense of freedom and acceptance is a gift she’s keen on passing down to her children, ensuring they too embrace life with curiosity and fearlessness.
Growing up with limited means, the Henry family found joy in life’s simple pleasures. Be it sun-kissed days at the beach or innovative staycations; Karimah recounts how these humble experiences became the cornerstone of her blog’s ethos. In a heartwarming tribute to her mother, she shares how, as a teenager, she intentionally sought opportunities – through clubs and groups – that would allow her mom to step out, explore, and relish new experiences as a chaperone.
Whether you’re a DIY enthusiast, a parent looking for inspiration, or someone keen on celebrating life’s everyday moments, this episode is a treasure trove of insights. Join us as Karimah Henry unfurls her journey of turning simple moments into lasting memories, emphasizing that you don’t need riches to craft a life full of fun and fulfillment. Dive in and discover how, with a bit of creativity and a lot of love, you can truly craft a life that’s as vibrant as Karimah’s canvas.