As a military spouse and real estate agent, the last several months have been an absolute whirlwind. While most industries have been negatively impacted by COVID-19, real estate has continued to boom through the entire United States as...
Let's get something out of the way: this piece is not political. It is about politics, though. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science that I don't get to dust off very often, so this time of year is always particularly...
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...
The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg – Notorious RBG - seems to have shaken up the nation. But it has also sparked conversations on her accomplishments and feats. I had no idea of all of the...
In the decade or so since I’ve been a military spouse, it’s been difficult to effectively relay the ways in which our lives are different from my non-military friends. Of course, they understand the basics like deployments and PCSs. But...
This post is sponsored by First Command Financial Services. Together with its subsidiaries, including First Command Financial Planning and First Command Bank, they coach our Nation’s military families in their pursuit of financial security. Since 1958, First Command's reputation has...
I was never one of those girls that dreamed about or pre-planned my wedding in my head, nor did I give much thought to being a mom. But I have long dreamt of and anticipated becoming a...
I had the privilege of sitting down with author and pilot Tammie Jo Shults to talk about her career in the Navy as one of the first female F-18 pilots. She is also the heroic pilot of Southwest Airlines Flight...
National Aviation Day on August 19th celebrates the achievements and accomplishments in all areas of aviation. However, let's use this opportunity to honor an underrepresented subset of the industry: women in military aviation. The world of military aviation (and aviation...
We all have our embarrassing gaffes or mistakes; those stories that make us cringe. We let time pass and hope that the years will help us forget those moments. But when these things happen in the military, they tend to...
It's PCS season!! I am SO excited! I've looked at different school districts and eyed rentals that are just hitting the market. I checked out what unique things a future base has to offer to our family. I've done the pre-move...
My husband and I recently celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary. When I think back on the day we said “I do,” there was so much in our future I could never have imagined: the perfect little faces of our three...

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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...
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Redefining Failure