Military Wife

Is Deployment A Badge of Honor?

You knew this was coming. No self-respecting military spouse blogger would omit deployment, the granddaddy of all military life topics. Dun, Dun, Duuuun!!! (dramatic sound effect) After all, for military spouses, isn’t deployment where the majority of our badges of honor are hard-won? I say yes and no. I realize deployment lengths can vary greatly,…

3 Tips for a Festive 4th of July for the Disconnected Military Spouse

Have you recently PCS’d and lack close friendships in a new town? Is your service member deployed or otherwise not with you geographically this 4th of July? Do you feel like everyone has BBQ and fireworks-viewing plans except you? If so, I have some tips for you today that will help you make the most…

Why I Gave Up Homemade Pizza

I planned to write about exercise this week. I was going to show you a picture of my cute, sparkly barre socks that I get to wear to my studio classes, which is my new favorite thing. I’m just not feeling it today, though. School got out a week ago and it’s been an absolute…

It’s PCS Season: Who’s Your Neighbor?

School’s out and it’s PCS time, or moving season, for many military families. We aren’t moving this year but are saying goodbye to a couple families who are. We don’t live on base and are not part of any sort of tight-knit military community. But when my daughter met another military kid at school, there…

Hi Mom, It’s Me, Summer. You Ready?

Once upon a time, I agreed to watch my niece and nephew for an entire summer, giving me sole charge of 5 children, ages 7, 6, 5, 2 and 1 from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. I thought it sounded magical; cousins playing in the backyard together, catching ladybugs and running through sprinklers, making lasting…

Squad Up!

V-bucks, bushes, storm chests, flossing, tilted towers. You know what I’m talking about. FORTNITE. Let the record show that I fought this sweeping obsession from Day 1. Because guns! Which, honestly, is my knee-jerk reaction to most video games. Unless we’re talking about Super Mario Brothers, in which case, hand the controller over, Mama’s gonna…

More Than My Sponsor’s Social

I have a secret. Many of my friends work as teachers, nurses or in the business field. They take pride in their jobs and happily discuss their work with anyone who asks. I sit quietly, hoping no one will ask me what I do. I’m not currently employed but maybe I’ll go back someday. I…

About Me

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