Keeping Holidays Simple

Keeping Holidays Simple

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...

Surviving Holidays at your Parents’ House

Surviving Holidays at your Parents’ House

Spending the holidays with my parents can be refreshing and make deployment speed by. It can also be a huge stressful headache. Whether you are just visiting your parents, or living with them during a deployment, here are some tips for surviving your time at your parents’ house.

Why is this Military Spouse Thankful?

Why is this Military Spouse Thankful?

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.

On the Anniversary of September 11th

On the Anniversary of September 11th

The effects of September 11 hit home a few weeks later, when my boyfriend went off to Boot Camp. I watched my boyfriend prepare for war. I watched our country declare war. I stood by and supported him as a girlfriend, then his wife, while he fought on the front lines of that war. Again. And again, and again. It is a war that we continue to fight today.