10 Must-Haves for Your Breastfeeding Journey

Breastfeeding your child is one of the most amazing gifts of Mother Nature. It is not always a perfect journey and requires education, patience, support, and many other things to help you navigate your way through it successfully. Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Baby Pavilion, a Tricare approved breast pump

A Heart to Serve Military Children

It is not uncommon for veterans and military spouses to find ways to give back to military communities. After all, they know first-hand what the needs of the community are and how to put their best efforts forward to help. Dr. Lisa Di Enno is no different. After serving in the United States Navy and

Review of “Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert”

One of the best ways to learn about other cultures is to live among the people. That’s just what Dr. Erica Eliott did and she recounts that experience in her memoir Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert: My Life Among the Navajo People. She paints very vivid images of what life was like as

It’s Okay to Say “Motherhood is Hard”

Dear Mamas,  During this current season of Covid, virtual schooling, homeschooling, social distancing, remote working, and all of the craziness of 2020, it’s okay to say that “being a mom is hard.” That does not mean that you aren’t grateful for your beautiful little gifts God has given you. It means you’re tired, exhausted, drained,

5 Military-Affiliated Life Coaches You Should Know

Have you ever needed a cheerleader during a tough journey in your life? What about a professional that can see the BIG picture and guide your steps in the process to a goal? What if you want to make improvements in your life, your career, your relationships, or in yourself and you need some strategies

7 Stages of Motherhood for New Moms

Have you heard of the seven stages of grief? It’s surmountable to know and helps you to better comprehend how humans deal with grief and loss.    As a new mom, there are also stages you go through as you acclimate to motherhood, very similar in concept to the stages of grief. These stages for

5 Ways Serving in the Military Prepares Men for Fatherhood

Have you ever wondered how military dads are any different from their civilian counterparts? One given fact is that they may not always be around for special moments, holidays, birthdays, you name it. This isn’t by choice though. Unfortunately, duty to country comes before anything else, even family.  Just like some moms are innately born

Review of “Move My Way”

Relocating every 3-4 years can be challenging for military families. Move My Way: A Moving Journal for Kids is a journal that helps children keep track of their feelings, special places and memories of the home they are leaving, as well as predictions about their new place of residence. This journal was developed by a

To the Moms Celebrating Their First Mother’s Day with a Rainbow Baby

Mother’s Day to a loss mom was once a day of dred. It was a kick in the gut, a painful day, and a stark reminder of the loss that so deeply broke our hearts.  For some it took months, for others it took years, and for many it took medical intervention but we made