Just One God, Just One-Making it Through Another Pregnancy Announcement

“If only I could hide away from the world online, somehow I feel like my pain would be less. Maybe I could shield my mind from exposure to things that trigger my grief.” These are things I speak to myself daily, when I know deep down inside that I cannot run from this pain and

Recap of the 2018 Military Spouse Wellness Summit

This year was my first time attending the online Military Spouse Wellness Summit organized by InDependent. 2018 marks the third year for this annual event. It is a free online wellness summit that lasts for a week and includes guest speakers on various topics pertaining to health and wellness, daily healthy recipes, exercise plans, financial

Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders – You Are Not Alone

To celebrate International Women’s Day, I am honored to share this story of strength by Melissa. **Guest post by Melissa** In 2010, we welcomed our sweet son Cohen into the world ten weeks early and before we were truly prepared. He was tiny, but a fighter. He spent only five weeks in the NICU and

Battling Postpartum Depression

**Guest Post by Lauren C** Every deployment has its challenges and the last one was the icing on the cake.  I went into this deployment confident. My husband was given notice of an 8-month deployment two weeks after we found out we were expecting our first child. We would be given four months to prepare-

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

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

The Seven Letter Word that Military Spouses Loathe

In honor of the great Martin Luther King today, I will not remain “silent” any longer “about things that matter.” I know you have heard the term either loosely mentioned in a conversation or plastered into memes. It’s a word that puts all military spouses into a stereotypical category of “not’s.” The word I am

Practical Gift Giving Guide

Tis’ the season for shopping! It’s a joyful time of year, but can also be stressful if you aren’t sure what to buy someone on your list. As the growing popularity of tiny houses has taken over, so has the idea of becoming a minimalist. Military families are always on the move, so it’s a