Category Archives: family

Family Day Picnic Family Day Picnic


Hey readers!  We’re in the thick of back-to-school madness, but I thought I’d check in with you here.  It’s my 8th year of teaching and it never gets any easier at the beginning.  It’s always crazy, crazy, crazy, with nothing set in stone until a few weeks in.  Never fun, but it’s the nature of…
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Blogging and Balance Blogging and Balance


Happy Sunday, readers!  There’s been a lot of thoughts regarding the blog weighing on my mind, that I thought I’d share with you. I go through periods where my inability to keep up with the blog makes me feel like I’m letting you down and letting everything I’ve worked for with the blog fall by…
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Returning to Duty Returning to Duty


Nervous, can you tell? This last Thursday was my first day back on duty.  I haven’t drilled since early March.  I had every intention of attending April’s UTA, but MAC decided to make an early appearance and came Wednesday before drill weekend – so much for that!  The thought of going back was nerve-racking, even…
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DH’s First Father’s Day DH’s First Father’s Day


Review/Sponsored Post Disclaimer: Compensation for this post was provided by  for those deployed to show your appreciation for their service on the Mission: Care page. Our family is no stranger to a tight budget, but with holidays it’s the little acts of love that get remembered the most, versus grandiose gifts.  DD is obviously too young…
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Expecting Expecting


Life, Day Two No, not another one, it’s too soon!  We would only be so blessed!  πŸ˜‰ I was recently contacted by the folks at What To Expect – yes, the renowned guide for pregnant women – about doing a review of their books.  When they first contacted me, it was late in my pregnancy,…
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Motherhood and the Military Motherhood and the Military


Photo by Tina Joiner Photography Two years ago I was gearing up to depart for BMT.  I was eager to leave and start that new chapter of my life.  Fast forward and here I am, at another milestone in my life with a four week old daughter.  Nothing could’ve prepared me for these last few…
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