Back from the Field Meals: Grilled Fish Tacos topped with Avocado-Kale Salsa

When you are married to someone in the military, you realize how important a home cooked meal is for your spouse.  My husband is like a growing child, he is always hungry. When he comes back from the field, I know he is ready to enjoy real food after eating MRE’s for days, weeks, and

4 Ways to Spread Kindness in the Military Community this Valentine’s Day

Growing up, I always wished for some romantic gesture on the day of love. The problem was, I always seemed to be single on Valentine’s Day. During my childhood, there was one man who made sure I felt special on Valentine’s Day, my dad.  He always sent my sister and I flowers every Valentine’s Day

The Third Time’s a Charm: Baby Showers after Pregnancy Loss

Baby showers are the last place any woman who has been through miscarriage, stillbirth, or infertility issues wants to be for a while. In fact, depending on the stage of grief, going to a baby shower can be a huge emotional trigger that most women in this situation try to avoid. Five months after my

This Holiday Season, Don’t Forget Your Spouse

During the holiday hustle and bustle, it’s easy to get lost in the to-do list, shopping, planning, gift wrapping, holiday parties, and so on. What about your spouse? What about time for each other? Something my husband and I have always made sure we do is to plan special time for each other weekly. Even

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