September 10, 2017

    The past few days we’ve soaked up every bit of togetherness before Sam leaves. Last night, he made banana bread and since I can’t bake to save my life I made coffee 😉 – then we sat outside with Bella for a while. Yes. That mug is my absolute, most inappropriate favorite ever. It’s all…

  • On Having a SAHD {Stay-At-Home Dad}

    August 19, 2017

    Sam was medically retired from the military last September. He’s rated as 100% disabled with PTSD alone, and a whole list of other issues that have ratings from 20-50%. This means that he can’t work right now, nor should he be working. His job is to heal, work with his doctors, and establish a new…

  • Last Day

    August 31, 2016

    Today is Sam’s last day as an active duty soldier. It’s been a heck of a nearly six years since we started this journey in December of 2010. I remember him looking wistfully at the USO calendar we received in the mail, and wondering what was going through his mind. We’d already done that. He’d…

  • 3 Myths about Military Families

    July 8, 2015

    This post is sponsored by Martinsburg College. I received compensation for this post through my relationship with the Quality Blue Community. All opinions are my own. As a military spouse in both the Marines and now Army, I often hear little clichés both online and off about military life. Most are harmless assumptions like, “I…

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