Michelle Saksa

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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.

I Was a #Boymom … Until I Had a Girl.

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Long before we got pregnant, I knew I’d be a boy mom.  Not just any boy mom, a #boymom. You know what I’m talking about. #BOYMOM The coveted hashtag dedicated to the moms of boys who...

An Open Letter to My Husband on Our 10 Year Anniversary

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To my beloved husband on our 10 year anniversary,  As I write this, you are, of course, away. In 10 years, it only takes one hand to count the number of anniversaries that we have...

The Goodbyes and the See You Laters

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We are weeks away from our cross country Permanent Change of Station (PCS) and the "going away" coffees, lunches, potlucks, and parties are in full swing. We're slowly making our way around to the...

Dear Husband, What I Really Want for Mother’s Day

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According to the ever popular and always factually correct Wikipedia, "Mother's Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated...

When Getting Pregnant is Hard: Talking About Infertility

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“Just relax, it will happen when it’s time!” “Have you tried _____??” “Oh, it took us 3 whole months to get pregnant, I know exactly how you feel!” If you’re like me and have personally dealt with...

10 Steps to Staging & Selling Your Home FAST!

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Spring is finally in the air, and Permanent Change of Station, better known as PCS season, is almost upon us! Are you one of the many military families that will be packing up your...

Keep Abilene Boring: A Guide to Dyess Air Force Base

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Yes, that is the unofficial slogan for this West Texas town, population 115,930.  By the time we finally move this summer, we will have lived here for a total of 6, count them, SIX years!...

Kindergarten is Stealing My Child’s Joy

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I vaguely remember kindergarten. I know it was only half-day. I sat at the blue square table. The most important things were sharing and learning letters, numbers, and colors. Yes, times have changed. The American...

If Military Spouses Ruled the World

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It occurred to me during a quick, effortless, yet efficient text exchange with a fellow military spouse as we hashed out the details of an upcoming event we were hosting for our squadron that...

5 Reasons We Hate (and Love) Elf on the Shelf

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Yes parents, you read that right, we don’t do Elf on the Shelf. I am acutely aware that what you are about to read will not sit well with some of you. I also...

Why Selling a Chair Made Me Cry

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I am not a very sentimental person. I don't have a hope chest. I didn’t preserve and keep my wedding dress. My children’s baby books are either not started or not finished. I can...

From Sensational to Sickening: A Review of Pumpkin Spice-Flavored Foods

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Ah, fall. That magical time of year when the leaves start to change, the temperatures get cooler, and you can spend a Friday evening huddled around a campfire singing Kumbaya … Who am I kidding?...