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Dry January

Dry January: The 31 Day Challenge to Try Dry this New Year

If you are like me, this concept is relatively new to you too. I only came to know the term Dry January during a conversation with a neighbor as January came to close in...
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Tis’ the Season of Thrifted Gifting!

The holidays are upon us; how joyful of a time! Tis’ the season of twinkling lights, cheery eyed children, the enticing smell of evergreen, festive caroling, and the coziness that comes to our homes...

From Deployed to Debt Free

In 2017, my husband and I, recently newlyweds, faced his third deployment together. When we walk through season of times apart, we establish goals to work towards that help to find purpose and unity...

New Move, New Neighbors, Now What?

“Hi there, neighbor!”  If you watch an episode of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, it is the kindness Mr. Rogers shows to all neighbors that tenders even the hardest of hearts. His generous demeanor connects even the...
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It Matters What We Say on Memorial Day

Hearing “Happy Memorial Day” never sits well for me as an American, veteran, and military spouse.  Although often well-intended, Americans muddle the greetings with those of Veterans Day or Armed Forces Day. Please take...
family unpacking a house with Dad hanging a clock. "Unpack Your Room First" in text and MMC logo

Unpack Your Room First

I am no stranger to packing or unpacking a home. When my husband and I were both active-duty and dual military, we moved numerous times in the span of eight years, both separately and together....
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How We Say Goodbye to a Home as a Military Family

Lingering moving boxes remain tucked away in our basement, filled with donations or items to sell. My son’s artwork covers the fridge, proud trophies from his days spent at his new school. Toys scatter...
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To The Parent Who Feels Lost

To the Parent Who Feels Lost, You may feel like you lost so much of your identity in the moments of parenting a child. But I am here to tell you all that you gain as...
delicate flowers with a pink sheer ribbon and "Taking Back My Time in 2022" in text with MMC logo

Taking Back My Time in 2022

Anyone suffering from a Holiday Hangover?  Because I am.  We hustled and bustled. We feasted and indulged. And now it’s January, and here I am, attempting to wrap my mind around the year 2022.  In this past season,...
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Friday Favorites: Five Things Saving My Sanity in 2022

Looking for a helping hand or mental pick-me-up in 2022? Me, me, me! Here are five favorite things that save my sanity daily as a stay-at-home mom of toddlers ages 4 and under and during...
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Digital Diet: Consuming Less Social Media

The first moments of the day happen every morning. Each morning, we wake and serve. We consume. As I reflect on serving and consuming in the mornings, my mind directs me immediately to physical nourishment,...
thanksgiving meal with turkey, sweet potatoes, and cranberry sauce on a white table

Friday Favorites: Turkey Talk: Conversation Starters for Thanksgiving, Sans Politics

Don’t make Thanksgiving a cluster-puck with arguments this year! Instead, here are five favorite conversations I like to have at the Thanksgiving dinner table, sans politics.  A Book You Devoured  Can’t stop thinking about a book...