January 15, 2018

As people all around the world heard, Hawaii had a terrible scare for 38 minutes on Saturday. I was lucky. I slept through most of it. I probably had…

January 11, 2018

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December 5, 2017

After months of struggling to post, I am back with two posts in two days! I don’t usually post back to back days but lots of my blog…

October 6, 2017

I’m back with another edition of The Gratitude Book, and I have so much to be thankful for! Nick is home from two months out to sea.  We…

September 18, 2017

When Nick first started going out to sea earlier this year, I started saying yes to everyone and everything. I was alone, and if I didn’t find things…

August 31, 2017

Today, I am switching things up for The Gratitude Book. Instead of listing things I’ve been grateful for throughout the week, I want to write about why I am…

August 1, 2017

When I meet another military spouse, it doesn’t matter where they are from, what stage they are in life, whether or not they have children, or how old…

July 4, 2017

I hate asking for help. I hate putting my problems onto other people. I have no problem getting up at 4:00 a.m. to take you to the airport or…

May 12, 2017

The Friday before Mother’s Day is Military Spouse Appreciation Day. That’s today! This day was enacted on May 23, 1984 by President Ronald Reagan as a way to…

April 5, 2017

The submarine birthday ball has always been really special to me for a few reasons. Nick and I went to our first ball together when we had only been…