The military lifestyle is unlike any other. Moving every few years provides service members and families with the ability to see the world. It also gives them the unique ability to meet people all around the world. This ability...
Ever since I can remember, I have enjoyed being active. I would much rather be chasing my kids at the playground than sitting doing crafts at the kitchen table. So I was particularly surprised when I had literally zero motivation...
I enjoy reading stories that are fiction yet based in real life. The events may be altered, and the names may be entirely fake. The settings and the plot are at the discretion of the author, who can and...
I know I'm not alone when I say I am overwhelmed. I am exhausted. I am burned out.  It started with working from home in March, which was sustainable because the Army wanted my husband working from home as well. Of...
A year ago I caught my two youngest using their bare hands to slap, scoop, and stir the water in the toilet bowl. The bathroom was lacquered with water and pure elation radiated from their cores. I imagined that's...
Jennifer Weiner is an accomplished fiction author. I have read several of her books, and they all include women who overcome trials and or adversity in many forms. These women are real. They have emotions, complexities, and do not...
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. Apples. Pumpkins. Cinnamon. Oh, my! I love pretty...
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. Some of my most vivid memories of...
You've heard it before: every marriage or relationship has its ups and downs. Its lows and highs. Its triumphs and failures. And its secrets. But this month's book asks us, "What makes a 'good marriage?'" In A Good Marriage by...
Sensitive material: The following piece contains details of suicide. The author shares this account to help bring awareness to suicide and its victims, including those who are left behind. Although the details are difficult to read, it is important...
The other day I was at the bookstore with my daughter. We happened upon The Care and Keeping of You from the American Girl Library. She picked it up and asked me what it was about. I said, "Remember that funny-sounding...
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. Mama, I see you. In your yoga...

Military Lifestyle

I Wasn’t Made for This Life

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“What do you want to be when you grow up?” A question I am almost certain that all of us have been asked at least...
new mindset

Redefining Failure