Whether you're intentional about celebrating holidays, or simply keep certain traditions because that's the way your family has always done it, Putting God Back in the Holidays: Celebrate Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, Birthdays and 12 Other Special Occasions with Purpose is a book that can bring new life into your holiday celebrations.Read More
Life is a lot different than it was even just a year ago! We're again navigating the unknowns of life after having it defined by the military for so long.
While this site will continue to provide support and encouragement for military spouses, it's time to stretch and grow a little bit...again.
I want to share about what else is important in my life, other things I'm battling through, like reinventing yourself as your children grow up and leave, whether it 'fits' the niche I've carved out in the interwebs space or not. I suspect this change won't be noticeable to folks who arrive here via a popular Pinterest pin (Hiya! Thanks for stopping by) or maybe anyone but me, perhaps.Read More
“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.” -Anne Frank
When we were stationed in Germany, we took the opportunity to visit Amsterdam in nearby Holland and visit the Anne Frank house. The tour was somber and the visitors hushed as we climbed the steep, narrow stairs to the hiding place where the Frank family, Jewish citizens in danger of being sent to the concentration camps, had hidden during World War II.Read More
My faith is the most important part of my life, and I believe it’s what has helped me through the various challenges of military life. I love hearing from other people who share my faith—it strengthens, encourages, and inspires me.
But one thing I realized was that I haven’t ever seen a comprehensive list of faith based milspouse bloggers. So… I polled several of the blogging groups I’m in and am now sharing with you some military spouse bloggers that you really should check out! This is an inclusive list, in hopes of strenghtening your own beliefs.Read More
There was a point that I was certain our marriage would not survive the repeated stresses of military life and the toll it was taking on us. Find out what we did to make it past that point.Read More
I know when I'm struggling or doubting, God knows. And I also know that I need to keep the truth in front of me.
Below are some thoughts and Scriptures to hold onto when your spouse deploys.Read More
Do you feel like no one understands how you feel right now? Do you feel raw, lost, or even just numb? Are you wondering how you’re going to get through the coming days of deployment?Read More
How a running quote made me realize I was settling for less than my truest self when it came to parenting and homeschooling.Read More
The day I realized that I had more years of kids at home behind me than I did in front of me was sobering indeed.
And while I know that motherhood is probably the most important job I’ll ever do, it’s also a shaky place to stake my entire identity.Read More
For many parents, no can become a default. Without thought, the answer to any request outside the normal routine is no.
No, you cannot go to your friend’s house, stay up past your bedtime to finish that chapter, or have cake for dinner.
I get it—parents become weary of the constant questions and no is easy, comfortable, and…safe. They worry that “giving in” too often will harm their child or lead to self indulgence. But are you finding yourself in a constant negative state with your children?Read More
During my husband's most recent deployment, a year, one thing I noticed was that, over time, most other people became accustomed to the situation and quit asking me how I was doing.Read More