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There is a lot of baby stuff out there. I mean, A LOT! I have three kids, each are more than two years apart, and I was amazed with the increase in products that hit the market between each...
Moving is never easy. Since I’ve done it six times in ten years, I sort of go on auto-pilot: arrange for movers, declutter closets, call all utility companies on both sides, etc. But my little girl isn’t so familiar...
I do my best parenting when my children are sleeping. It’s kind of the same type of parenting I did before I had children. You know what I’m talking about - the kind where you know it all. You make...
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....
Helping your children get their best night's sleep starts with creating the perfect bedtime routine. The benefits of sleep for children are too many to count. Adequate, quality sleep is correlated to improved attention, behavior, learning, memory, emotional regulation, quality...
As the dawning of a new year around the sun is starting to show, I find myself reflecting on the last 30 + 1 years. Something I do from time to time if I'm feeling nostalgic or in need...
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. Two Christmases ago, I purchased kid-friendly tablets...
My oldest daughter had a rough week. She said goodbye to her first boyfriend, as his family moved to another state. She also said goodbye to her best friend. This has been a long summer of farewells, tears, and...
Late last summer, we traded school uniforms for homeschool in our pajamas and moved even deeper into “unprecedented times.” I immersed myself into research: searching for a homeschool curriculum, the best way to structure our days, and which school supplies...
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. The weather here in West Texas has...
Years of being a military spouse and now a stay-at-home mom have left my career history full of gaps and have made my résumé what you can only describe as “interesting.” As my son gets older, I have started thinking about...
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. If your toddler is anything like mine,...

Military Lifestyle

Trusting the Transition

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Our grey Toyota Corolla shuddered to a stop again, wrenching my body. I looked at my dad with tears in my eyes. “I’m never...
cartoon hands shaking with "What is a Navy Ombudsman?" in text and MMC logo

What is a Navy Ombudsman?

family unpacking a house with Dad hanging a clock. "Unpack Your Room First" in text and MMC logo

Unpack Your Room First