We love to camp: → tent camping → camping in our pull-trailer → in the mountains → on the beach → out on the prairie → boondocking off the grid miles and miles away from a single soul → in an RV park with lots of...
Our family is hitting the road on a trek to the grandparents house. Everyone is excited for the epic adventure to come, but the 17+ hours ahead of us in the car makes me wince a bit. While I...
Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could just have a professional photographer following you around all day documenting every little precious moment as your babies grow? Not only is that impossible, but every time you changed duty stations or moved,...
Plastic Free July is a movement that encourages people to refuse single-use plastics for the month of July and beyond. Plastic Free July always provides a great yearly reset for me; it’s an opportunity to focus on which environmentally-focused...
Our home is a pretty low-screen-time-household. And every few months, I am moved to limit screen time totally. No television, no tablets, no video games. Completely unplugged. My kids' brains need the break to rewire when I see them growing increasingly...
Did you know that June 21st is not only the Summer Solstice but also National Selfie Day? What better way to use the longest day of the year than to perfect your selfie game! In all honesty, I take horrible...
Years ago, I had a secret pal at church. She was the church pianist and my daughter’s Sunday school teacher - a really sweet lady who I truly liked. I bought her a cute little plant (I think it...
Visiting family and friends is fantastic. Having visitors as a military family can be so much fun! But how to make it fantastic for everyone involved? When staying with friends or family, there are tiers of guests and places you stay....
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 Summer is officially here! Spending time outdoors...
You might have noticed the annual signs. When moving trucks start appearing on military bases and neighborhoods around the world, those trucks signify one chapter closing and another about to begin: PCS season.  If your PCS is right around the...
As a military family, it feels like we’re always coming or going. My house and closet seem to be in a perpetual state of sorting; organizing and tossing things before a move; selling or donating things that don’t work...
For moms and dads in military families, teaching your children be even a shade more independent can be a game changer. Though potty training may feel like a massive undertaking, the freedom from diapers is just glorious. Fewer diapers to...

Military Lifestyle

Root Bound and Feeling Stuck: When Everyone is Changing Except You

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I feel as root bound and hemmed in as a plant that has been in its pot for too long. Restless, edgy, stuck...I am...
children waiting in airport and a travel case with "The Dreaded Travel Dilemma" in text and MMC logo

The Dreaded Travel Dilemma