On Not Having A Daughter When You Thought You Would Have One

Having All Boys

  There was a time when I thought I would have a houseful of little women. Four girls. I even picked out names for them. As I grew up I thought that having two of each would be great. That way my sons would have a brother and sister and my daughters would have brothers… Read More »

Supporting Your Spouse’s Military Career

Supporting Your Spouse's Military Career

Military spouses all come from different places. Some spouses met their husband after they was already in the Military. Others started the journey together after a few years of marriage. Some met, married and became an Army wife all within the same year. Ask any group of spouses about how they became one and you will find there are… Read More »

In All My 36 Years…


Today is my 36th birthday. Yay! Here I go on my way down the 30s mountain. I will be 40 before I know it but at the same time I still have a few years left before that birthday happens. I intend to do a lot with them. I like to write a post on… Read More »

The Berenstain Bears and the Biggest Brag by Mike Berenstain Book Review

Berenstain Bear books

When I was a little girl, bears were my favorite animal. I loved them. So of course I LOVED the Berenstain Bears. I think my favorite one was the one about the junk food. My mom liked the messy room one. Over the years I have tried to pick up a few for my own… Read More »

My Dog Ate My Garden And 2015 Gardening Plans


  Last year I decided I was going to focus on less variety of plants and grow more of the same types of things. I also wanted to grow corn. We had an old plastic pool and I made that into a garden. I was pretty excited about it all and then we got a… Read More »

5 Things I Have Learned During My Time As A Solo Parent

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It was mid 2005. My husband had just gone to a recruiter for the Army reserves. We walked out of the place and said, “Nope, that isn’t going to be an option for us.” One reason was because he would have to drive a few hours to get to his drills. Another reason was that… Read More »

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