Michelle Saksa

Michelle Saksa
Michelle is a native Texan who married her college sweetheart. They have a son, a daughter, and two dogs. Her husband has been in the United States Air Force for 13 years, and they are currently stationed at NAS Whidbey Island in Oak Harbor, Washington. She is a doctor of occupational therapy and certified hand therapist as well as an adjunct professor at Abilene Christian University. Michelle is an outdoor enthusiast, lover of college football, avid runner, self-proclaimed foodie, and minor league wine connoisseur. She believes that any problem in life can be solved through a good laugh, a good cry, a good sleep, or a good glass of wine.

Easy InstaPot Elderberry Syrup Recipe That Will Change Your Life!

That's a pretty loaded title, eh? While this black elderberry syrup probably won't change your life, I do swear by it for curing whatever ails my family.  It is my first line of defense...

10 RV Hacks to Maximize Glamping Fun!

A little over a year ago we jumped on the RV camping bandwagon --  thanks, in part, to a bonus my husband took to extend his military service contract. Our modest, 32-foot Outback Ultralight...

Navigating the Spouse Professional License Reimbursement Program

By now I'm sure you've seen the enthusiastic social media posts … some branches of the military are now offering up to $500 reimbursement for spouses who hold a professional license when they PCS...

3 Easy Ways to be a Good Human

I find myself constantly asking myself “why is it so hard to just be nice??” It seems that every time I turn around, I’m hearing about stories of bullying at schools, reading degrading or...

Confessions of an Introverted Mom

Growing up, I had no clue that I was an introvert. Somehow, I had this perception that introverted people were shy bookworms who stayed home all day, every day. Essentially, in my mind, they...

We Deleted YouTube Kids and Survived

Hi, my name is Michelle, and I am guilty of using the hypnotic powers of YouTube Kids to save my sanity.  Ok, great, we got that one out of the way.  Now, before you crucify me...

You Told Me You Were Deploying Today

You told me you were deploying today. I wasn't that surprised. It comes with the job. You were due. We were due. It was time. We’ve been so fortunate for the several years without...

It’s OK to Be A Military Spouse

You are a military spouse.  You'll meet more people during your spouse's years of services than you can count. You'll meet superiors and subordinates. You'll meet classmates, wingmen, and crew members. You'll meet new spouses, older...

Dear Daughter, Somedays You Drive Me Crazy, But Please Don’t Grow Up

My dearest (almost-4-year-old) daughter, Last week you told me that pizza “is my grossest.” Last night you told me that “dino chicken is yucky!” This morning you told me that “waffles are too sticky.” You cried...

So God Made a Military Spouse

The choice to serve wouldn’t be easy or taken lightly. Time would be given and careful considerations taken. Pros and cons would be listed, and those affected would be considered. God knew they’d need...

Why My Service is Enough

I’ve been a military spouse now for more than a decade. No, I’m not a good military spouse as far as participation within our squadrons or packing the perfect deployment care packages. I’ve made a...

Diary of a Bad PCS

June 4, 2018 Dear Diary, Today is finally the day!!! Our packers start and the move will begin! Can’t write long, have to go get bottled water, Gatorade, and snacks to keep everyone happy!!! June 5, 2018 Dear...