While reading fellow contributor Rebecca Hurtley’s excellent post on self-love recently, I was reminded of the adage: you are what you think. It occurred to me that in the practice of self-love, you really need to remember that simple phrase....
Dear Teacher, I’m a mix of emotions this new school year.  I'm thrilled that my daughter will attend public school in person again and be in your class. But I'm also a little concerned at how things are not quite...
I discovered subscription boxes five years ago and have tried several of them. My favorite part about these boxes is that you can find a variety of themes and topics to suit your child’s interests and yours!  If your kids...
You Changed My Life These were the last words that we ever expected to hear… “I’m sorry, but your son has Down Syndrome. I know there is a lot to fear.”   “Do you see him?” she whispered to her husband, grabbing his...
My kids are still out of school, the sun is still shining, and we are not quite back to school. We have officially completed our PCS move and are (dare I say it) somewhat settling in.  But what happens now?  I...
This article is written by the founders of Woah, Wait. Walmart? - we hope you enjoy their tips for dorm room decor and style! For more information about this team, please see their bio and social media links below   It’s...
As military families, we’re used to traveling. Whether you’re moving, going on vacation, visiting family, or your spouse is on a TDY and you get to visit, we are always on the move! Personally, I’ve had the wonderful opportunity through...
Photos included in this article are from special needs families who sent me their favorite family photo. When I made the decision to try and become a mom, I was naïve. My world growing up had been sheltered from what...
This is a post about our family’s choice to homeschool. We are fortunate to make the choice that is best for us, and we remain supportive about whatever is best for you and your family. I was cleaning off our...
Nine years ago, I was blessed with the birth of my beautiful daughter.  We had been waiting for her arrival for too long. It was not easy to get to the moment where I could finally hear her first cry....
Nothing makes this mama's heart happier than sitting on my couch (or at my dining room table or even on my own bed) and being surrounded by my kids and their people. I don't take it lightly that my...
I have four youngish kids.   That's not double digits or anything, but I acknowledge it's larger than the average family. I don't normally take them out all together in public right now aside from the daily marches around our block,...

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The Art of Reaching Out as a New Spouse

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Sometimes during life as a military spouse, one will hear statements like, “You knew what you signed up for when you marry a military service...