A Childless Mother’s Most Dreaded Question

I never imagined this question would be so difficult. It’s one that I am asked often, most especially as a military wife. In this world, it seems like everyone has children. “Do you have kids?” Two years ago, without hesitation, I would reply “No!” Then, a year ago, without a second thought I would say

Practical Gift Giving Guide

Tis’ the season for shopping! It’s a joyful time of year, but can also be stressful if you aren’t sure what to buy someone on your list. As the growing popularity of tiny houses has taken over, so has the idea of becoming a minimalist. Military families are always on the move, so it’s a

Featured Products in the November Giveaway

It’s the season for shopping! To honor Small Business Saturday, I am hosting my very first giveaway that ends November 30th.  Two amazing military spouse-owned businesses have generously donated items for this contest and I have even thrown in a Wal-Mart gift card to sweeten the package. First, let’s talk about Whine & Intertwine.  This

How to Have a Grateful Heart During a Season of Sadness

As we approach another Thanksgiving holiday, it’s time to shift our focus on family, gratitude, and thankfulness.   This is the time of year that most of us pause to count our blessings. While this is the right thing to do and the season for it, it can be quite difficult for someone battling a

Life Lessons from Gerbera Daisies

These Gerbera Daisies have a very inspiring story.  I rescued them from the clearance rack at Lowe’s.  They were parched and losing their vibrancy. I knew with a little love, fertilizer, sunshine, and water, I could restore them back to their beautiful state. Now, several months later, they are thriving and producing the most beautiful

9 Nonprofit Organizations that Military Spouses Should Know Well

One of the many great things about being part of the military community is the overwhelming amount of support that exists for military families.  There are numerous organizations that solely exist to make life better somehow for service members and their families.  Whether it’s to help service members with transitioning out of the military, resume

Tips for Hosting a Fall Party with Pizzazz

When fall arrives, I cannot wait for pumpkin everything, most especially beer.  This year, I decided to host a girl’s night and create a taste test on various brands of pumpkin beer. It took some time and planning to create a fun ladies night with food, games, and fun.  Below are a few tips to

How to Be a Friend to Someone Experiencing a Miscarriage

Unfortunately, I’m part of a large club of women who have experienced pregnancy loss.  During my eighth week of pregnancy, our baby’s heartbeat was gone. I had no symptoms or warning that our baby was in danger, which is referred to as a missed miscarriage. The devastation is unlike anything I have ever experienced in