As a child, I spent idyllic summers at my family’s secluded lake cabin in the woods of Northern Wisconsin. My fondest memories include swimming with my cousins, cooking with my grandmother, and fishing with my dad. Hello nostalgia. Last Summer I returned that tiny lake cabin to share a week-long vacation with my dad, cousins, […]
When I first became a mom, I was a complete and utter basket case. No really. Total freak show. I blame my type-A personality that I inherited from my mother. For some reason, I thought my first baby would fit into a perfect baby book mold. I thought that he would sleep and eat and […]
With all the unique ups and downs of military life, every military spouse can use a few military life hacks to keep life running smoothly. When chatting with other spouses at the playground or over a cup of coffee, I’m always surprised to learn that many spouses don’t know about these life hacks.
When I first learned my friend Sarah fell pregnant with her second baby, I was beyond elated for her. Pregnant with my second baby as well, it’s always a fun feeling when your friends are pregnant right along with you. Plus, Sarah was already an amazing mom to her toddler boy. I knew this next […]
Alone for the holidays as a military spouse in Costal North Carolina, I was exactly 1,051.3 miles from my family in the Midwest while my husband was deployed. It was the most difficult holiday season of my life. Working as a critical care nurse, I had a life that was filled with responsibility and obligations. […]
From the time my son was 12 months old until he reached age 24 months, it’s conservative to estimate he bit nearly fifty other children. Yes. Fifty. It brings tears to my eyes sharing that with you right now because that is an insane number of children to bite. And because working through a year […]
You always hear these stories about military wives transforming their lives with healthy eating during deployment. They lose all this weight, look more incredible than you ever thought was possible, and make you wonder how they did it all. But then there’s a secret group of spouses who maintain the type of military wife deployment […]
Most parents want to feed their children a healthy diet but when it comes to toddlers, it can be difficult to balance their somewhat uncivilized behavior with healthy food. With a little patience you can teach even your toddlers to eat healthily, dare I even suggest in a stress free way?
Parenting toddler boys is an adventure. The other day I heard the toilet flush and my heart sank. After all, I was home alone with my son and I was not the one in the bathroom flushing the toilet. This meant only one thing was possible—my toddler was flushing the toilet and I was praying […]
I’m not a huge fan of high fives. Never have been. My husband spent the past two years trying to “convert” me to high five him over every little thing. I kept reminding him that I was his wife, not his bro. And that high fives just weren’t my thing. Why must we high five […]