Being A Military Family During The Holiday Season

It’s the holiday season, and I’m often asked this question, “Are you going home for the holidays?” Once I answer with a no, I receive a follow-up question….”What Can I Do For Your Family During This Holiday Season?” I won’t lie, during my earlier years, I used to give a blank stare and wonder why someone felt the need to do anything …

Feeling Like A Queen – A Night Of Fun

Finding a perfect gown and feeling like a queen

I set out on a mission to be a QUEEN at our Navy Ball.  Little girls always want to be princesses and when you get all dolled up heading to a formal event people comment, “You look like a princess.”  That’s great, but I wanted to be a QUEEN this year.  My hubby agreed, and he said, “yeah, find something …

A Card Goes A Long Way and Means So Much

custom thank you cards

  We are all tuned into social media with the ease of sending invites and doing a blanket Thank You to everyone on a list, but do you remember the days of receiving that hand written note or card in the mail?  The smile the card put on your face knowing something special happened in someone’s life or that someone …

10 Reasons Why We Travel With Our Kids

Reasons Why We Travel With Our Kids

Before I had children traveling was part of my military service. One week here and another week somewhere else. I was able to see beautiful places only people dream of. I was a paid traveler in a sense. Now that my husband and I retired our Dixie hats and decided to live a civilian life. Along that life came children. …

Finding My People

Making friends as a military wife

If you live in the same place for years, you may or may not understand this story, but I gotta share it anyway. I’m sure I’ve mentioned before that we are a Navy family, this means we move every couple of years.  Besides the stress of moving, there’s the stress of just having your circle of friends.  Making friends as …

Things A Non Military Spouse Do Not See

Before I became a Military Spouse (Navy wife), I didn’t know, understand, nor care about anything dealing with our military.  I respected and supported the sailors, soldiers, airmen, marines and coast guards, but their lives were not in the forefront of my life.  And oh, I REALLY DIDN’T get the spouse.  Because I mean, she is sitting at home chilling …

Flexible Careers For Military Spouses: By SpouseLink

Flexible Careers For Military Spouses

  Finding a flexible and portable career is one of the greatest challenges to military spouse employment. Unpredictable servicemember work hours and long deployments place military spouses in a single parent role that often makes a traditional 9-to-5 job impossible. Other hurdles for traditional jobs come from relocating to remote or overseas duty stations where language barriers, legal issues, and …

Mamas And Coffee

  Every Friday I have a standing date with another mama.  It’s our weekly ritual; we call it Mamas and Coffee.  Two mamas that met along the way deciding we needed to take a bit of time each week for ourselves to talk and laugh.  Just to let our hair down and enjoy being who we are.  Our meeting location? …