Journaling Power for Mental Health

*Guest Post from Author Mari McCarthy* Too often, we think about our health in terms of separate categories: physical health, emotional health, and mental health. But our health is holistic and interconnected. When you take care of your mind, you also take care of your body – and vice versa. Journaling is a simple but

Pregnancy after Loss

Pregnancy and infant loss are two of the most devastating situations moms can face. It takes so much strength to recover from that type of tragedy. When a woman does get pregnant again after loss, how is the next pregnancy for her emotionally? This month’s post in the “Finding Your Strength” series will detail what

Review of “Happy Tears & Rainbow Babies”

Pregnancy loss is a subject that is near and dear to my heart, which is why I am ecstatic to review and support such a lovely book that opens up this conversation within families.  No matter how much time passes, you always remember that little baby that never made it to your arms. The wonderful

Military Spouse Career Struggles & Knowing Your Value

God knew it would take something BIG to get me to walk away from my career. While I don’t believe that he is the reason tragedy strikes good people, I do believe that he will redirect your path as necessary. I remember telling my husband, “I’ll do everything to build my life with you. I’ll

New Year, New Mindset

*Guest Post by Heather.* As we head into the new year, everyone has the best of intentions for “new year, new me”.  I disagree with this philosophy. Most of the time there isn’t anything wrong with the “you” from the past year. If you look back at all the things you accomplished, there is a

Faith-Based Infertility Resources for Those in a Season of Waiting

There is nothing more faith-testing than going through infertility. It is hard on your marriage, your self-worth, and it tests your faith constantly. I am here to tell you that holding on to your faith will help you brave the battle of infertility. God has perfect timing and while it may not always make sense

Lucky Bamboo & A Military Marriage

Lucky Bamboo represents luck, strength, love, and prosperity.  It is typically given as a gift and can last for a long time if properly cared for.  In comparison, marriages too can be long-lasting if the proper care and attention are given. Marriages are not easy, but military marriages have to survive extreme pressures consistently.  Distance,

6 Lies You Should Not Believe After Pregnancy Loss

Losing a baby is one of the most devastating losses one can experience.  The grief is such an unbearable pain that takes quite some time to fully heal from. Beyond the sadness you feel, negative thoughts can tend to take root. Those who have gone through pregnancy loss, tend to blame themselves for what happened,

Giving Back to Military Families, One Room at a Time

How do you give back to your community?  Is it through volunteering your time? Do you give back monetarily? Giving back to your local community is important and helps connect you with like-minded individuals. Not to mention, it makes the heart and soul feel good. Military spouses love to give back, because we have all