Amanda Cruz

Amanda Cruz
Amanda is a Miami native, Navy veteran turned military spouse. While being stationed in the United Kingdom, Amanda obtained her MBA from the University of Maryland Global Campus. Amanda met her husband while they were stationed onboard the same ship in 2007. Since becoming a Military Spouse, Amanda has discovered the loneliness that can hover at times. While being stationed in San Diego and becoming a first-time mom to twins, Amanda started her blog, Life with Mojita in an effort to build a community outside of the day-to-day life. Being raised in Miami, Amanda has found a passion for the ocean and has always longed to be a Marine Biologist. In her free time, Amanda loves to spend time with family, friends, travel, and when the opportunity permits, dip her toes in the ocean. Amanda blogs on her free time about motherhood, health & wellness, and military life.

5 Ways to be Water Safe this Summer

It is no secret that being in the water during summer months is unavoidable. We just bought a home with a pool and now more than ever, I want to ensure my children are...
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What is a Navy Ombudsman?

I have recently become the Ombudsman at my husbands command, and this is my first time in this role. I really wish I would've known more about this role as one of many resources...
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3 Winter Day Trips in Virginia

Are you stationed in Virginia or just visiting?  Winter in Virginia doesn't have to be a downer. There are plenty of opportunities to see all the beauty with day trips. This is our second time being...
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How to Find Support + Community in 5 Easy Steps

There will be times when you are struggling to connect and find support in your community. It kind of comes with the territory, right? You may be in an area where family or friends are...
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5 Ways to Make Every Day A Positive Day

I am probably the most inconsistent person when it comes to sticking to a routine. I will admit that routines are life for our family. Setting and sticking to routines ensures that all of us...
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Fall Refresh – 3 Ways to Prepare Your Home for the New Season

It may not be autumn officially but, dare I say it? FALL HAS ARRIVED! The temps are cooler, and the leaves are falling. This means it's time to do a Fall Refresh on our home! Prepping...
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Still Summer, Not Quite Fall – Tips to Stave Off Boredom Until Back to...

My kids are still out of school, the sun is still shining, and we are not quite back to school. We have officially completed our PCS move and are (dare I say it) somewhat...
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June is PTSD Awareness Month – What to Know + How to Help

I was on my first deployment to the Middle East, and I knew that I wasn't going to return as the same person that left. Since that first deployment I have become a Navy Veteran,...
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PCS Season and Our Children – How Can We Help Them?

The annual Permanent Change of Station (PCS) season is fast upon us. As adults, we know the many affects it can have on our mental, physical, and emotional health. Have we ever stopped to...