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I’m Kara Ludlow, proud mama with three kids and wife to an ultra studly husband. 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.

I’ve been at this Navy wife gig for seventeen years and between three kids, military moves and deployments, I’m still waiting to feel like the brave, strong, self-sufficient woman I thought I would be. Instead of trying to live up to impossible standards, I’ve given up pretending and am here to dive honestly into the ups and downs of navigating life as a military family.

If you find yourself in a similar boat, welcome, I’m so glad you’re here!

Beyond this blog, I am also a freelance writer. My writing has been featured on, MilSpouseFest's e-newsletter "The Sip", the Military Spouse Advocacy Network blog, and Daily Mom Military.

As a mentor with the Military Spouse Advocacy Network, I absolutely love connecting with new spouses and offering encouragement and guidance.