I feel compelled to start this post about infertility with a much needed, “I’m sorry.” I’ve requested stories of women who’ve struggled with infertility, and I’ve heard many stories of pain, loss and hardship with miscarriages, SIDS, and infertility. This...
Looking at me now, toting a 20-month-old toddler on my back, holding hands with my 4-year-old, and sporting a six pack month  pregnant belly, I seem to be the very picture of fertility. What that picture doesn’t show is how very...
“Just relax, it will happen when it’s time!” “Have you tried _____??” “Oh, it took us 3 whole months to get pregnant, I know exactly how you feel!” If you’re like me and have personally dealt with the physical, emotional, psychological, and...
It happened to me when my third child was two months old. My husband was on a remote tour in South Korea. We were lucky because his mid-tour leave lined up perfectly, so he was home for the birth...
I am not a very sentimental person. I don't have a hope chest. I didn’t preserve and keep my wedding dress. My children’s baby books are either not started or not finished. I can purge a house like it’s...
Here is a little story. We had just moved overseas and were welcomed by the most incredible group of people. I was so excited! We were still in a temporary apartment off-base waiting for our house to be inspected...
As a military spouse, I’ve been conditioned to expect bumps in the road. Changes are inevitable, everything is taken with a grain of salt, and nothing is official until it’s in the rear view mirror. I’ve come to take...
Pregnancy is a strange/awesome/crazy/fun/sick/roller coaster of emotions time in your life. Here are a few things I am happy to have said goodbye to and some things I actually miss from those nine months.  Things I Don’t Miss Throwing Up and...

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Meal Trains and the Military: How Food Brings Us ALL Together

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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...