I know I'm not alone when I say I am overwhelmed. I am exhausted. I am burned out.  It started with working from home in March, which was sustainable because the Army wanted my husband working from home as well. Of...
I became a stay-at-home mom on purpose. I had to quit my job and was 27 weeks pregnant when I moved to the great state of Texas, so I made a deal with my husband. I would stay at home...
Mothers everywhere are collectively screaming inside their hearts. We are tired. We are anxious. We are uncertain. We are lonely while simultaneously craving an entire day without the presence of anyone else. And we see no end in sight.  We want...
Empty. What a strange word. It has multiple meanings. You might have an empty bank account, an empty stomach, or an empty bucket. Dictionary.com lists its meaning as “containing nothing.” What a punch in the gut. You see, we’re about to be...
How many books can one mom read aloud to her children?  Five? Ten? Seven hundred and thirty-eight? COVID-19 is helping me find out. Before social distancing and days devoid of storytime, we probably read two books together. Sometimes more, sometimes less....
I have decided that this summer I'm saying NO.  I have three kids, a houseful of things that need to be done (don't we all?), plenty of supplies from all the hobbies I've meant to learn, and crafts I was...
Dear Young Mom, I remember how hard it was to have 3 kids under the age of 4. The days were long and the nights were longer. When the 4th child came 4 years later, I gave up on trying...
Our youngest graduates high school this May, so there is a lot of talk about majors and decisions on futures in our house. She’s kiddo #5, and this is not my first rodeo. This is big stuff! Important decisions...
Back by popular demand is the list of everything you really want for Mother's Day. Hand-picked and carefully sourced by our team, these businesses and products are your one-stop-shop for every kind of mom in your life. Plus, many...
My husband walked in on me yelling at the kids tonight. He was hauling bags of groceries through the entryway right at the moment that I lost my cool. They hadn’t gone to the dinner table when I asked—naturally.  They had...
Can you learn anything about being a good mom from a woman who can't remember her daughter's middle name? Can you learn anything about being a friend from a woman who has lost all her old friends? I say yes....
Do we ever just stop and take a moment to think about how truly blessed we are? That weekend we just spent at a gorgeous beach in Okinawa, Japan in January, basking in the warm sun for very little money...

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Messenger Kids: Keeping Social while Closing the Distance

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A military kid is no stranger to long periods of time away from friends and family and my children are no exception. My oldest is...
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