The Holidays we ARE Together: Sure, we have celebrated way too many holidays in separate time zones. But the times my husband is home are times I really treasure. We make an extra effort to spend time together, create family memories, and establish traditions… because we have to make each celebration count for the next year too.
The holidays can be stressful for anyone, but they are probably more stressful for a mom. And they are most stressful for a military spouse mom of several young children going through a deployment. (That would be me right now). But this year, I am surprisingly not stressed. We’re still celebrating everything, but I am […]
Deployments are hard–not just for the deployed service member, but for the family left behind. Stuff happens. Things break. Kids get sick. Emotional breakdowns must be overcome. The spouse becomes a single parent, responsible for all the kids, the house, the vehicles, and everyone’s schedules. It’s a lot to handle. Yet most military spouses I […]
The Heart and Strength of a Military Wife This guest post is from a member of my Deployment Support group on Facebook. Want to join? It’s free! They say that you know what you’re signing up for as soon as you agree to marry a man in the military. But the truth of the matter […]
The problem: You are invited to a military Ball and aren’t sure what to expect. Keep reading because: I’ll put your mind at ease so you know the traditions, what to wear, and how to have fun! The first time I went to a military Ball was 17 years ago, when my boyfriend (now my […]
It wasn’t until I lived outside of America that I realized how much of the Fall season is a cultural celebration. Yet in many parts of the world, ‘pumpkin spice’ is a foreign language.