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I’m Kara Ludlow, registered dietitian nutritionist, and pizza lover. I read cookbooks like juicy novels, feel most alive with my toes in the sand and could not live one day of this life without Jesus. A Pacific Northwest native, I’m currently living the California dream in sunny San Diego with my husband and three energetic children.

I’ve been at this Navy wife gig for 19 years and between motherhood, military moves and deployments, I'm convinced our physical, mental, and spiritual health is deeply connected. I'm here to get real about wellness even (especially) in the midst of uncertainty and the demands of daily life.

Welcome, I’m so glad you’re here!

Beyond this blog, I am also a freelance writer. Here is where you'll find my writing, geared towards serving military families, prior to my pivot towards healthy living for all:

MilSpo Co:

To The Spouse Left Out

Deployment Dieting: A Marathon, Not a Sprint

Daily Mom Military:

The Unmatched Sibling Bond of Military Kids

IF:Military: A Faith-Based Retreat for Military Women

Finding Your Tribe When it's Not Handed to You

Living Like a Local: Naval Base Kitsap

Meals that Motivate You to Cook When Your Spouse is Gone

Military Spouse Magazine:

Permission Granted to Purchase Your Sanity During Deployment

When You Have to PCS Without a Recon Mission

Military Families Magazine:

Speak Up Conference Offers Military Scholarship for Christian Creatives

6 Ways To Get Your Body Moving Without Leaving The House

DIY Style Tips for Any Base House

What Military Spouses Should Know About Base Fitness Centers

5 Strategies to Make Healthy Habits Stick in 2019

The Military Wife and Mom:

5 Ways to Make an Under-the-Radar Homecoming Special 

Strength for Spouses:

Re-Defining Bravery during Deployment

Military Crash Pad:

7 Habits of Nutrition-Savvy Travelers

5 One-Pot Meal Ideas for Busy Nights

Military Spouse Advocacy Network:

5 Tips for Military Spouses Making Resolutions

Expect the Unexpected


Wellness Spotlight

My personal blogs have been featured numerous times on MilSpouseFest's e-newsletter "The Sip".

I treasured my years as a mentor with the Military Spouse Advocacy Network, connecting with new spouses and offering encouragement and guidance. If you're a brand new military spouse, head over there now!