XpertCare is There for Military Kids

Timely and adequate pediatric care has never been more important than today, especially during the national pandemic and flu season approaching.  Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post on behalf of XpertCare, however, opinions expressed in this post are my own. Why XpertCare? XpertCare is assisting military families with efforts to close the gap in access

Purpose in the Journey of Motherhood

As a rule, I try not to dwell on my struggles and live under a “woe is me” mentality. That might explain why it took me so long to go from the throes of depression to a place where I am eager to share my experience, my growth, and my success with other military spouses.

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

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,

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

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

7 Gifts Military Spouses Really Want for Valentine’s Day

As Valentine’s Day approaches and spouses scramble for those perfect gifts, I thought I would offer a few ideas about what military spouses often desire in terms of gifts. 1-A Planned Vacation. This may seem silly to our civilian counterparts because it’s a normalcy in pre-military life. However, military families aren’t always able to plan

Top 6 Things Learned in the First Two Months as a New Mom

Being a first time mom at any age is tough. There are a multitude of transitions and adjustments that have to happen for not only you and your baby, but also your entire family. Motherhood has a huge learning curve. No matter how much you study and prepare for it, you will find that every