Military Life

I must confess… this phrase will get my blood boiling faster than you can say ‘dependa’ twice. Mostly because it’s so incredibly judgemental and callous. It is NEVER another person’s job to tear someone down; much less mil-spouses doing it to each other. Yet time and time again, you will see this phrase posted whenever…

#WWW is a monthly interview with amazing military mama bloggers. The goal is to connect more with the blogosphere and get to know more of my ‘coworkers’. Really build *my* community. Today’s interview is Amy Bushatz of Military.com (and a distant mentor of mine through the Facebook group Mil-Blogging Buddies.) She is a mom of two and…

Wild Women Wednesday is a monthly interview with amazing military mama bloggers. The goal is to connect more with the blogosphere and get to know more of my ‘coworkers’. Really build *my* community.

I am so excited to start off this new series. A big goal of mine is to build more community, and this is a huge step in the right direction. Wild Women Wednesday is going to be a monthly interview with amazing military mama bloggers. Our first blogger is one of the wonderful people I…

Mom-isms

Life is complicated. Married life is more so. And when you add kids to the cocktail, sometimes all hell can break loose. Having a printed planner available can really help both yourself, and whoever might step in to help should something happen to you. Here are a few of my favorite printables that reside within…

With my oldest; it felt like we went through 100 diaperbags. (I think it was 10) they broke, they were too big, they were ugly, or they just weren’t functional. Just before Lea was born, I found this bag on Amazon for less than a 1/3 of what the other bags of the same brand…

Homeschooling is becoming more and more popular with an average increase of 2-8% every year according to the National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI). What once was a stigma is now slowly becoming the norm. What used to be considered “cutting-edge” by many is almost “mainstream” today. And why not? The benefits are a plenty…

It’s simply impossible to simply impossible for us to grasp; that our offspring are HAPPY. They just ARE. And because we have lost this ability, we have a tendency to try to improve their lives; better games, better meals, better activities; and just “happier.” We clean, we plan, we upgrade, we do more, we presume…

Party Fun

My son turns 3 this week, and I can hardly contain my excitement for his birthday party. We are doing an “Art” theme, which means we will have a bunch of different little art project tables set up as stations for his little friends to move through and get creative. I toned down the planning…

Product Reviews

With my oldest; it felt like we went through 100 diaperbags. (I think it was 10) they broke, they were too big, they were ugly, or they just weren’t functional. Just before Lea was born, I found this bag on Amazon for less than a 1/3 of what the other bags of the same brand…

Time for a phone upgrade! The LG Quantum weighs 6.21 ounces and measures 4.7 x 2.34 x 0.6 inches. Its 1500 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to six hours of talk time, and up to 350 hours (14.5 days) of standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies as well as…

So yea; it’s uber smexy; and refurbished; so cheap. And Ry is gonna get the BlackJackII phone; so he can use it when he deploys this fall. Our contract is finally up; so we get to have local numbers; hopefully AT&T won’t ask for a deposit again; but you never know. We are both really…