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

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

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

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

Surviving a Year of Grief From Miscarriage: A Look Into Pain Through Poetry

On February 17, 2017 our son’s heartbeat stopped around my eighth week of pregnancy. For a year, I have tried to find myself again after my world shattered into a thousand pieces.  I never thought I could feel more love and contentment than the day I married my husband.  Then, we found out we were

Life Lessons from Gerbera Daisies

These Gerbera Daisies have a very inspiring story.  I rescued them from the clearance rack at Lowe’s.  They were parched and losing their vibrancy. I knew with a little love, fertilizer, sunshine, and water, I could restore them back to their beautiful state. Now, several months later, they are thriving and producing the most beautiful