Military Wife

On Hitting the Pause Button

Burnout, withdrawal, whatever you want to call it, I just NEEDED A MINUTE. I know some people announce their social media breaks and others don’t, and I honestly didn’t plan it, but rather quietly slipped away. I’ve been faithfully blogging weekly for nearly a year plus guest posting and writing for several other publications as…

No-fuss Easter Resources for Kids

We know that person who goes all out for Halloween and your other friend who starts decorating for Christmas before Thanksgiving? Everyone’s got their favorite holiday, that’s for sure. For me, it’s Easter. New life, springtime, and the celebration that Jesus is risen are some of my reasons for loving this holiday. Growing up, we…

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…

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…

Brave Crate: A Military Spouse’s Ace in the Hole

A few years ago, my husband and I decided to start Crossfit together. It was a noble idea, us working out together, trading high-fives following box jumps and pull-ups. It didn’t take long, however, for him to realize that we could buy similar equipment and set up a home gym in our garage instead of…

Happy New Year!

Good morning, 2019! What?? Did you make it to midnight? Are you getting ready to watch College Football games all day, or is this Day #1 of the “new you?” working towards health goals? You won’t find any restrictive eating over here at our house, but possibly a recommitment to higher fruit and vegetable intake…