Here’s to 18 Years of Marriage

On this day, 18 years ago, I joined the Army. Just kidding...I actually got married. But it was to a man in the military, and when we walked out of the church and through the arch of sabers, I got slight sword smack on my backside and a polite "Welcome to the Army Ma'am." And … Continue reading Here’s to 18 Years of Marriage

10 Ways to Help a Mom When Their Spouse is Deployed

I felt so alone and overwhelmed when my husband was deployed. He was suddenly gone and my world changed and I was the solo one in charge of the house, the yard, the kid, the EVERYTHING. We've been through several deployments before, but this one was different because we had a child and had recently … Continue reading 10 Ways to Help a Mom When Their Spouse is Deployed

Military Wife Life: Christmas with a Husband Deployed

In my 17 years as a military wife, I have spent many a Christmas with my husband deployed. This time it's different, however, because there's a four-year-old little boy just discovering the wonders of the Christmas season and depending on me to channel my inner Santa enough to create a memorable family holiday experience. A … Continue reading Military Wife Life: Christmas with a Husband Deployed