The Determination to Finish: My Graduate School Journey

Everyone has a story of how they reached success despite hardships.  Many people have a journey that has not been easy, but somehow they reached their ultimate goal. In this post, I will share with you how I achieved success in graduate school despite bumps in the road and hardships along the way. The Choice

Surviving Cancer During Deployment

I was asked to share my story in hopes to connect with fellow military spouses who might be going through a similar situation. Sometimes, all it takes is that extra reassurance that no matter what, You are strong, You are a fighter, and You can do and get through anything that comes your way, even

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

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-

Bloom Where you are Planted: A Story of an Unexpected PCS Blessing

**Guest Post by Meghan Meredith** Summer is upon us in just a few short months, which means PCS season is upon us too. It was around this time of year three years ago when we found out our orders for our next assignment. If you’re anything like me, receiving orders for your next duty station

Ten Things I Have Learned in My First Two Years as a Military Spouse

One of my largest inspirations for this blog is to share my experiences as a new military spouse, so I can help those who come into this life behind me.  As I approach the beginning of my third year as an Army wife, I thought I should share the many things I have learned along