Lindsay is a freelance writer and a mom of four. When she was 19, she met her future husband on a blind date. Lindsay and her husband spent 18 years moving around the country with the Air Force and growing their family through birth and adoption. In 2016, they moved back to Colorado because the mountains have always felt like home. When she’s not busy writing or tripping over toys, she enjoys reading, traveling, and hanging out with her quirky kids.

Military Friendships: Annuals and Perennials

Last spring, I cut back my Russian sage plants to practically nothing. I read and followed the online advice for pruning the plant, but I was nervous that I might have taken too much...
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Processing Pain in Difficult Seasons

Five years ago, we adopted a little girl from China. The journey has been filled with joys, surprises, and struggles we could have never imagined. When we started the process, we thought our future...

Adjusting Your Parenting When Your Spouse Comes Home

Like many military spouses, my husband traveled frequently when our first daughter was born. Often when he would come home, our daughter would treat him like a stranger and cling to me. Not only did I desperately...

Birthday Party Alternatives for Military Kids

Depending on when you PCS, birthday parties can be hard for military kids. There’s nothing like showing up in a new town, not knowing anyone and wondering who to invite to a birthday party....

5 Resolutions Military Spouses SHOULD Make This Year

It’s a new year, and many of us are making new goals and resolutions for 2018. I’m a planner, and I love to make goals and encourage my kids to come up with resolutions...

What I Wish I Knew as a Young Military Spouse

I met one of my new neighbors while out for a walk one morning. Well into her nineties, she was out working in her garden. I introduced myself and told her how much I...

Marriage Is Not a Crock-Pot: It’s a Stir-Fry

I love my Crock-Pot. Next to the microwave, I think it's one of the greatest advances of our modern era. The Crock-Pot is every busy mom's dream come true. You dump in all the...

Why St. Louis is the Best City for Military Kids

If you’ve recently moved with kids to one of the military bases in the St. Louis area, such as Scott Air Force Base, you’re in luck. There are so many fun things to do...