Meredith is wife to Ryan and mom to Lucas and Cecilia. They are an Air Force family stationed at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan. Originally from Ohio, she and Ryan will always consider themselves Buckeyes at heart. They love to explore new places and new foods and experience new cultures. Meredith is a runner — stroller runs and trail runs are her favorite! She also enjoys spinning and yoga. She loves to read and is always looking for good recommendations. Most nights you can find her in the kitchen cooking, with a good glass of wine, surrounded by her family.  

Friday Favorites – True Crime Podcasts

Welcome to our newest series. In "Friday Favorites," our team will share a handful of favorite items. These can range from clothes to beauty products to recipes to books and anything in between. Typically I...
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Blessings By The Week

Do we ever just stop and take a moment to think about how truly blessed we are? That weekend we just spent at a gorgeous beach in Okinawa, Japan in January, basking in the warm...
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Air Force Ace: A Children’s Book About Deployment

Every so often in life, you get to a duty station and you find a tribe that makes your time there so, so easy. You support each other through life's hard moments and cheer...

Flying with Kids :: What I Wish You Knew

We live far away from family. Like really far. If we want to visit family and friends, we must fly around the world (literally), which is at least a 24-hour journey filled with many...

Today, I’m Thankful For Laundry

Laundry is such a menial task. We rarely think of it as one of life's biggest blessings. But think about it for a second. We go around to each room, sometimes that means 2 rooms...

I Have Commitment Issues

It’s that time of year when everyone is focused on self care and what they can do to be a better version of themselves in 2019. Every year I make the same “resolution” or...
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The One Group I Need in This Stage of Motherhood

Moving is HARD. Some may say that moving across the country is even harder. Finding a new “tribe” every 2 to 4 years is exhausting. Some think it isn’t worth it. Some may think...
2018 Veteran's Day Deals,Veteran's Eat Free

2018 Veterans Day Deals

  Here at Military Mom’s Blog we love a good sale. And we LOVE our veterans, so this year's Veterans Day Deals have a special place in our hearts. Lucky for you, we did some...

Meredith’s Pumpkin Chili

Since I can remember, fall has always been my favorite season. The apple picking, the leaves changing, and of course ALL things pumpkin make it an easy season to love. Living in Japan (in...
Judgement Free Parenting

Always Choose Judgement-Free Parenting

The day I decided to not give a flying you-know-what about what others thought of my parenting skills, was the day I became a better mom.  Now, to be fair, I have never really spent...

Recipe: Crispy Garlic, Panko-Crusted Green Beans

Nothing screams springtime more than fresh vegetables and the reintroduction of non frozen fruits back into your kitchen! I have so many memories of taking a play break and snapping green beans with my...
Children's Day @Military Mom's Blog

Celebrating Kodomo no Hi in Okinawa, Japan

Our little family is LOVING Okinawa, Japan. We love living the island lifestyle, and we also really love how kid-friendly and kid-focused the Japanese are. There are nursing rooms everywhere, kids are welcomed at...