WOW: Women on Writing’s Blog Book Tour Review of “Catch a Dream”

I am honored to review my 3rd book this year from WOW: Women on Writing’s Blog Book tour.  Author Wendy Brown-Baez stopped by the blog earlier in the week to discuss the healing power of writing.  Her book, To Catch a Dream, was a true journey of faith, healing, and exploration for her. Disclaimers: This

Embracing Time and Life Lessons in Seoul

**Guest post by Lindsay Swoboda of Uplifting Anchor** What can I do right here and right now? This is the question I ask myself during the most challenging portions of my military spouse journey. It is not a question I automatically knew to ask, but it is one I have gained perspective with over time. Time

WOW! Women on Writing’s Blog Book Tour: Review of “I’m Not Okay”

Anxiety and depression have been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember.  It has taken years and experiments with all types of therapies and treatments to find what works best.  Every person is different and what may work for one may not always work for someone else. I am

Mother’s Day Salute: Life Lessons from Mom

Being married to someone in the military is not always peaches and cream.  There’s the distance, unexpected schedules, moving rapidly, and the list goes on.  Do you think milspouses just acclimated to this lifestyle or did their upbringing help to prepare them for this whirlwind life? To honor moms for Mother’s Day, I decided to

Remembering the Grieving Mom on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is all about showing appreciation for your mom and appreciating so many mothers all across the globe. However, there are many women who will not be celebrating Mother’s Day with their child or children this year. That first Mother’s Day after child loss is the most painful.   In fact, most holidays and milestone

Children’s Book Review-Deployment: One of Our Pieces is Missing

To celebrate month of the military child, I have partnered with the National Center for Youth Issues to review a new book for military children that is hot off the press. This book is written by Julia Cook, M.S. She is a well-known national author of children’s books, counselor, and an expert on parenting. To

The Male Military Spouse Perspective

Last Fall, I was honored to meet a male military spouse at Military One Click’s MilSpouse Fest. Due to the voice of male military spouses being one that is rarely heard, I humbly asked if he would be willing to allow me to interview him for the blog and share his story.  He politely agreed

5 Life Lessons Learned While Training For and Completing My First Half Marathon

If you would have asked me a year ago if I would ever think about running a half marathon, I would’ve politely smiled and boldly stated “NO WAY!” Throughout 2013 & 2014, I was pretty competitive in running 5K’s. I even completed the Spartan race in March of 2014. In the summer of 2014, I

Easter and the Dogwood Tree Legend

Did you know the Dogwood bloom is the state flower of North Carolina? While walking my dog on a trail the other day, I was immediately struck by the beauty of white blooms on a lone Dogwood tree.  It was the first bloomed tree I have noticed so far this year. The blooms arrived at

Facing Challenges with Strength: Moving Overseas

**Guest Post by Lizann** Strength is… moving to another country where you don’t even speak the language. It is learning new things every single day. It’s bravely leading your children forward, when you have no idea what you’re doing. For military spouses, moving overseas can be one of the defining moments of their lives. It