Re-Cap: InDependent Wellness Wednesday Experience

If you’ve paid any attention to of my social media posts this last week, you’d have seen that I was the Wellness Wednesday guest for InDependent, a non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of military spouses. I had just attended InDependent’s 4th annual Military Spouse Wellness Summit, held the first week of March. Well, it…

Deceptively Delicious…The Mom Edition

Who remembers when Jessica Seinfeld’s cookbook, Deceptively Delicious hit the market? It was 2008, I had two toddlers, and this book was the talk of every mommy circle. There was finally a way to get our kids to eat fruits and vegetables without a struggle- this cookbook taught us how to sneak pureed carrots and…

5 Alternatives to Ballpark Snack Shop Dinners

Spring is here. If you have kids who play baseball, you know what that means. Ballpark dinners. For the past 9 years, our family has spent several evenings a week at the ballpark watching our sons play baseball. The snack shop offers the usual candy, chips, soda, and while the burgers and local burritos are…

Deployment Series: Motherhood

We’re rolling along in the monthly deployment series on the blog, and we’re tackling motherhood today. The rest of the series can be found here if you’d like to get caught up: Introduction, technology, meal planning, anxiety, and friendship. Living the military lifestyle calls for a whole lot of solo parenting, and let’s be honest,…

Military Spouse Wellness Summit 2019

I sat in the chair at the hair salon recently, looking pretty cute in the black cape, like we girls do. My stylist brushed out my long hair and asked me when the last time I had a haircut. She examined my split-ends and her facial expression made it clear I was long overdue for…

The IF:Military Movement is on the Rise

I visited Dallas this past weekend, and it was my first trip ever to Texas. I’m not sure why I expected it to be warmer, but even the Lone Star state couldn’t escape from the cold front sweeping the nation. It was freezing. And I didn’t pack adequately. But, besides sprinting down the sidewalk from…

4 Resources for Connection in Military Marriages

I don’t have to tell military spouses how hard it can be sometimes to connect with their service member. When is the last time you had a date night? Long, unpredictable hours at work can wear on even the most committed couple. It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and whether your love is going strong or could…

MilSpouse Support for I/A Deployments

Warning: Super-specific post ahead. This post is meant as a resource page for any military spouse facing deployment in an Individual Augmentee (I/A) situation. This information will likely also pertain to those who have service members on an unaccompanied tour. If none of this applies to you, please skip this week’s post and hang on…

Committing to Fitness Goals: My Honolulu Marathon Story

Have you ever accomplished something so monumental that all the hard work it took to get there seemed worth it? I took a personality quiz the other day, sort of like “which Disney Princess are you”, except actually legit. It turns out, I’m what you call, an “obliger.” Just another way of saying “people pleaser,”…

Kara’s Real Food Smoothie Bowl

Smoothies have long been known as an excellent way to increase daily fruit and vegetable intake and for good reason. You can pack a ton of produce in the blender and make a delicious, kid-friendly and completely versatile treat! I’ve recently been intrigued by its close cousin: the smoothie bowl. Sometimes referred to as an…