Do Military Spouses Have To Be SAHMs?

Visit any military community and you are going to find a majority of SAHMs. From women that have always wanted to be one to those that simply can’t find a job in their field or can’t find a job that would pay enough for child care. With the busy schedule that comes with the career… Read More »

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How To Survive The Election When You And Your Friends Don’t Agree

Whether you like it or not, election season is here. Soon, it will be time to vote and with that comes more campaign ads, debates and an increase of political Facebook posts. If you are into politics, this is an exciting time. If you are not, well, sorry, you just have to put up with… Read More »

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The Truth About Parenting

Want to know the truth about parenting? I have been a mom for almost 11.5 years now and it has been quite the journey. It has been nothing like I thought it would be. Back in junior high, high school and college, I babysat a lot. I watched a lot of kids over those years.… Read More »

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On Buying Christmas Gifts For Your Children

On Buying Christmas Gifts For Your Children Tis the season for buying Christmas gifts for your children. The stores are having sales, your kids are making Christmas lists and it is easy to feel overwhelmed by it all. You remember Christmas as a kid and you want to make Christmas for your kid just as… Read More »

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How To Find New Mom Friends

In the last 11 years I have lived in five different cities. Each time I have moved I have had to make new friends. This can be a hard task and one that seems a bit overwhelming. There is usually a long period of time where I don’t have any new friends in my new… Read More »

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When Your Youngest Child Turns Five

Today my youngest son turns 5! If you have been with my blog for a while you might remember that I got pregnant with him right after we moved back to the US after four years in Germany. In some ways I just can’t believe we are here. My youngest child is now five years… Read More »

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On Simplifying and Realizing I Can’t Do It All

On Simplifying and Realizing I Can’t Do It All I can’t believe it is going to be 2016 very very soon. 2015 has been an interesting year for me. It’s been a hard year. It’s be frustrating. But now it is almost over. As I think ahead to 2016 a word keeps coming to mind…… Read More »

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Am I A Different Person Then I Was Five Years Ago?

I just finished the book Wild by Cheryl Strayed. In it she talks about her 1,000 mile journey along the Pacific Crest Trail. She went on this trip to help her deal with the death of her mother and her recent divorce. It is also a movie with Reese Witherspoon, one of my favorite actresses.… Read More »

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To My Oldest Son On His 11th Birthday

My oldest son will be turning 11 next week. I know it is a little cliché to say but how did we get here? Where did my little baby go? 11? For reals??? The truth is, as fast as time has gone, as quickly as it has seemed that the years have passed, I have really… Read More »

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More Than Just A Mom

I always wanted to be a mom. I always wanted to get my college degree. I wanted to find a good man, get married after college, have some kids and stay at home with them. That is exactly what I did too. I have three boys that call me mom, I have been married for… Read More »

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