Kalie Vidales

Kalie Vidales is a lover of Jesus, her husband, their two children, and all things floral. She has been following her Active Duty Soldier around the country for the last 8 years to 5 different duty stations. She spends her days leaving half-finished cups of coffee around the house as she chases her kids, reads C.S. Lewis when she has 5 minutes alone, and desperately tries to keep her black lab, Skip, off the couch. She loves to write about her faith, family, and the grief of losing her mother way too early. She has an M.A. in Linguistics which has aided her very little in convincing her kids they have to wear pants every day. As an Army Brat who grew up and became an Army Wife, she enjoys plugging into church, building deep relationships, and making a home wherever the next PCS sends her.
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Let’s Talk Budget: 3 Reasons You Need One

I love budgets. I love talking about budgets. I love helping people start budgets. I. Love. BUDGETING!!! I regularly FaceTime dear friends, and we sit and work on our budgets. I've been called a nerd....
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Saying Goodbye to The Houses that Built Us

We left another house last month. It was a good one. One of those houses where we felt at home quickly. We left diapers in the rear view in that house. We hunkered down and...
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“It Could Be Worse” – The Lie Military Spouses Have to Believe

I've been around the military for a long time. I became a tried and true Army brat with my first cross country PCS move over 32 years ago at a mere 3 weeks old. After...
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Happy-Sad: How I Feel Every Time the Army Moves Us

Well, it looks like we're moving again. Like I knew we would. It looks like we'll be starting over again, like we always do (for a little while, at least).  It's a move we knew...