Stressors of Military Children Part III: Divorce

In this three-part series, we will be taking a deeper look into the stressors of military life, how they impact kids, and strategies to help children cope and heal. To read Part I, about deployments, click here. To read part II, regarding frequent moves, click here. Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post on behalf of

The Challenge of Finding a Mobile Career

Naturally, I’m a planner. I even made a career out of planning by getting my Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management. As sweet, unpredictable life goes, I happened to meet my Marine during my last year in school and all of my graduation plans began to change. I told my Dad I thought he was the

Review of the Novel “War Torn”

War Torn is a novel written by Wall Street Journal’s best-selling author Jeffrey Wilson. It follows the journey of a service member through pre-deployment, war, and the return home. The struggle with faith is intertwined into the storyline as Jake, the main character, has many questions for God that only he can find the answers

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,

The Power of a Photo: Infertility from a Male Perspective

**Guest Post by Chris G.** Everyone around us was getting pregnant. They were the ones who weren’t trying and who didn’t even want to have a child. They were the ones doing everything “wrong” and still got pregnant. The news of those close to us being pregnant were greeted with the fake “Congratulations, I’m so

WOW! Women on Writing’s Blog Book Tour: Review of “Never Too Late: From Wannabe to Wife at 62”

I am honored to be part of WOW! Women on Writing’s blog book tour!  For this tour, I was gifted a copy B. Lynn Goodwin’s memoir titled Never Too late: From Wannabe to Wife at 62, in exchange for an honest review of the book. Lynn stopped by the blog earlier this week to talk about

Craigslist Dating: How One Woman Found Her Mate Online

*I am honored that Author B. Lynn Goodwin has provided a guest post while on her WOW: Women on Writing Book tour promoting her new book Never Too Late: From Wannabe to Wife at 62. She will approach the topic of online dating, which is a subject all too familiar in the military world.* It’s

Finding Your Strength Series: Raising an Autistic Child

**Guest Post by Marla Bautista** Finding my strength after my child was diagnosed with Autism was something I never thought I’d have to do as a mother.  Often people outside the military world think we have it all.  Our civilian family and friends see the amazing homecomings, the places we travel, the pride in our

Ten Things I Have Learned in My First Two Years as a Military Spouse

One of my largest inspirations for this blog is to share my experiences as a new military spouse, so I can help those who come into this life behind me.  As I approach the beginning of my third year as an Army wife, I thought I should share the many things I have learned along