It is that time of year again and summer has been just flying past faster than ever. Back to School shopping has begun. Why not add some savings to your back to school shopping budget? I know I have been, thanks to the always no tax at my local exchange along with their frugal pricing, […]

Don’t be AFRAID of what ifs, embrace your fears!

Okay, Okay….I have a confession, I think one of the most nerve-racking things my family had to do was GET READY for our OVERSEAS assignment to Stuttgart, Germany. There were a billion things that were going through my mind. I wondered, how am I going to be able to communicate, what if we have to […]

Military marriage retreats are not something I thought I would get the pleasure of experiencing. After a conversation with my Grandfather, my husband signed us up. I must say, thank you Papa. It was a great learning event! Even the strongest of marriages need a refresher course and a chance to reconnect.  We as human […]

  Mundane activities. Cleaning up after loved ones. Scrubbing another stain out of the carpet. Fetching the mail. Grabbing the dry-cleaning. Changing the oil. Washing the windows. Just a few things that come to mind when I think of simple tasks that are mundane. Then I think about the people who benefit from those tasks. […]

The best sight’s are the one’s that just pop up! Today while heading to a work-out run, I was stopped by a road guard. Often times during this crazy busy hectic thing we all call life, we do not want to be bothered by the mundane tasks of being stopped on a green light. I […]

There are over two million military-connected school aged children starting their summers tomorrow, or have already started their summers this week! That can be a great thing and a hassle all wrapped up in one. There is not way to keep a child entertained 24/7. If you have that child, my hats off to you! […]

There is something special about the extended military family. A nuclear family is special in of itself, but when you have an extended family tree that grows roots like a dandelion because of the military, it becomes extra special. The bond that is formed becomes intertwined with memories, tokens, photos, vacations, moments that can never […]

Hospitality is something that my Grandmother Joyce taught me at an early age. It is innately driven into my soul. Being around the ever-changing military and certain situations that pop up out of nowhere, means changing your hospitality hat often. When another military family needs support or help during the bleak times, doing just that […]

Giving back to the military community is something that I have tried to instill in my children and myself since landing on a military base several years ago. Everyday there are members of the military whom put their lives on the line for us, so giving back helps ease their burdens. You can find some […]

Hey Y’all. I am going to talk about keeping a smile during the chaos of military life. People often ask me about smiling during the rough patches, during the rain. When my spouse doesn’t make it in time for a great dinner I have been planning for days. When he misses a pivotal moment in […]