Christian Knutson

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Christian is an Army wife since 2007 and home educator to three beautiful children. When she’s not teachin’ those babies or dreaming up things to write to you lovely ladies, she devours books, consumes copious amounts of coffee and tries to spend as much time as possible being active outdoors. Her other hobbies include trying to get people to pronounce her name properly (it’s a doozy!), making obscure 90s pop-culture references and embarrassing her family by singing waaaaay too loudly and confidently in proportion to actual skill. She strongly dislikes relaxing (where my ADHD ladies at?!), and considers herself a recovering perfectionist/anxious mess and continual work-in-progress. (Spirit of honesty and all that, you know.)

Beating Summer Boredom With Letterboxing and Geocaching

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Ah, summer. No more mornings spent rushing to the bus. No more projects, organized sports, or uniforms. No agenda – just easy-breezy days, filled with Popsicles, laughter, and general nonchalant recreation. Until suddenly, after a few blissful weeks...

Traditional vs. Natural Deodorant: An Introduction

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When it comes to deodorant, we generally have these options: Traditional or Natural. Powder or Patchouli. Aluminum or Au Natural. I, personally, am solidly in the natural camp – as is evidenced by my ridiculous stockpile of natural...

Back to School: The Home School Edition

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How in the name of summer time is it back-to-school season already?! Please tell me I’m not the only one who feels like she blinked and the lazy days of summer vanished. No seriously, validaaate...

What Are Reveille, Retreat, and Taps & What Can We Learn From Them?

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Most of you have probably heard Reveille, Retreat, and Taps played at your military installation – but what do they mean, and what can we learn from them? When I was a freshly minted military...

Beauty Hacks for Hippies: Postpartum Hair Loss

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My husband occasionally (often) and affectionately (mostly) refers to me as a hippy. What he means, really, is crunchy. You know, clean eating, cloth diapers, and coconut flour.  Instead of experimental drugs and free love,...

The Perfect Deployment Outfit

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  The perfect deployment outfit is a must. But let's be clear, I'm not talking about that thoughtfully put together ensemble you'll wear to greet your spouse as he or she returns home. Oh no. I'm talking...

Murphy’s Law of Deployment: A Poem

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You’ve heard of Murphy’s Law, right – anything that can go wrong, will? Well, we here at Military Mom’s Blog recognize another fundamental law of the universe … Murphy’s Law of Deployment. Anything that can go...

Seasonal Affective Disorder: It’s More Than a Feeling

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OK – first of all, if you didn’t just read that title and then immediately sing a Boston song in your head, then who even are you?? Go ahead and click the link. I’ll...
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To The Teacher in California Who Had Less Than Kind Things to Say About...

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To the teacher in California who had less than kind things to say about our military members: You sir, are wrong. You are just statistically, and factually, wrong. I don’t need to bolster my point with opinion...

Hey Military Spouse, Stop Apologizing All the Time!

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Tis' the season for resolutions! In case you don't already have an overwhelming agenda of things to live up to this year ;) may I add another to your list? For the military spouses reading...

5 Non-Toy Gift Ideas for the Military Family in Your Life

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It’s that time of year again, friends; the Christmas shopping season is upon us. In every store we enter, expertly executed displays will entice us. Festive tunes will coax us.  Children will thumb through toy...

Cognitive Restructuring for the Military Spouse: How to Turn Your Less-Than-Sunny Attitude Into...

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Ever feel like you’re on a merry-go-round of negativity? Like your gut reactions line up a liiiiittle too well with Debbie Downer? Then you might need a little cognitive restructuring in your life, my friend....