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“I don’t know what to do,” my 11 year old said as she plopped down at the kitchen table. “About what?” I asked her. “About my friend. I mean, I think we’re friends. I don’t know. I don’t know if I...
As moms, we often talk about the many hats we wear – how we juggle different responsibilities and manage all the mayhem. I don’t know a mother out there who doesn’t switch from one role to another throughout her...
When I say I’m an introvert I don’t mean the kind of introvert that doesn’t like big crowds or needs a minute to regroup if they have to deal with people for too long. The kind that can read...
Anytime a PCS pops up, we're all faced with the inevitable question- does living on base/post make sense for our family this time? Sometimes that answer is dictated by availability, sometimes it's location, sometimes schools. At our last base we...
A woman stands on a deck during a sunset and stares at the beach.

Good is Good Enough

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I don't strive for perfection. I acknowledge the entropy in my house and it doesn't bother me too much. I know I'm not a perfect parent, but am hoping that love and fun outweigh my grouchy times. Sometime, I get...
Why does it have to be so hard for a military spouse to find a new job?  That’s kind of a rhetorical question but if anyone has answers, I’m willing to listen! I am currently trying to rejoin the workforce...
Summers in the Mojave Desert don't play by the rules. It's only mid-June and the highs this week are predicted to sizzle around 111 and 113. I look at my phone for the current temperature to make sure our...
My name is Megan DeCrosta and I am the creator of CutTheFiscalFat.com through which we teach financial literacy to teens and young adults. I created Cut The Fiscal Fat because fundamental and essential information regarding money, credit, and finances...
After a thousand mile road trip, I finally asked my sister the question I wasn’t sure I wanted the answer to, “Do you think she’ll remember who I am?” I held my breath, anticipating her response. She pulled...
It is no secret that being in the water during summer months is unavoidable. We just bought a home with a pool and now more than ever, I want to ensure my children are safe around water. According to the...
Military spouses are pretty experienced at the art of starting over in a new place and trying to make new friends but what do you do when you find yourself in ‘Friendship No Man’s Land’? For the first five years...
Hello from Taylor Whitson - the new Military Mom Collective owner! What an exciting opportunity to continue to build upon the hard work Rachel and Amie have cultivated here at The Military Mom Collective. I have been lucky to have been...

Military Lifestyle

When Being All You Could Be, Doesn’t End the Way You...

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I have been associated with the military my entire life; an association that spans three generations of service. In a previous blog I wrote...

Meet Taylor Whitson