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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...
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...
Although miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant mortality have occurred throughout history, it wasn’t until 1988 that President Ronald Reagan designated the month of October to its observance. By 2002, October 15th was specifically recognized as Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness...
Carrie Underwood came under criticism in 2018 for remarks she made during an interview with Redbook. When asked if she wanted a large family, Carrie responded: "I'm 35, so we may have missed our chance to have a big...
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...
This post was written one month ago, just hours after miscarriage.  I have three young kids: a 4-year-old, a 2-year-old, and a 9-month old baby girl. It's great when they get along, but the two older boys bicker constantly. It...
“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...

Military Lifestyle

My Military Spouse Friendships Fill a Void like No Other

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Chances are if you are reading this, you have at least one friend who is a military spouse, or on the flip side of...
children waiting in airport and a travel case with "The Dreaded Travel Dilemma" in text and MMC logo

The Dreaded Travel Dilemma