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I am Human, and I Choose Kind

I am Human, and I Choose Kind

Let me start off with the fact that I have never written anything of value, except maybe a grocery list. I stay out of politics publicly. I believe that being remembered for how you treat people is more important than what you have. Choose Kind That being said, I feel compelled to write my thoughts on [...]

You Are Not Invisible

You Are Not Invisible

An ever-growing list of housework that needs to be done…squabbling siblings…a cold that is making my head feel like it’s going to explode…and my spouse gone from dawn to dusk every day. It’s the perfect storm once again, and in spite of the flurry of texts, voicemails and Facebook messages I’ve sent out pleading for [...]

Mommy Dating

Mommy Dating

I’ve been married for years, yet recently I’m finding myself in the throws of dating…. Mommy Dating. Yes, go ahead and change my status to ‘Looking for a Relationship.’ We’ve recently moved and being in a new place means my kids and I are starting out again with no friends. I love my kids‑ and [...]

Playgroup: Your New Lifeline!

Playgroup: Your New Lifeline!

Like all young married couples, our marriage endured the typical trials of life. We married, we worked, we had babies, and we climbed the ladders of life together. Our first apartment was $165 a month and included furniture, utilities, and local phone service! Our children were born in different cities. Kate was born during medical [...]

Transitioning into Single Parenthood

Transitioning into Single Parenthood

No one gets married expecting a divorce. No one has a child with their partner expecting to be a single parent. Sometimes, life has other plans. For me, becoming a single parent was more difficult than becoming a parent in the first place. I suddenly found myself with half the income, half the childcare and [...]

How We Stay Connected During Deployment

How We Stay Connected During Deployment

How do you stay connected to your husband when he is thousands of miles away, for six to eight months (shorter for the Air Force, longer for the Army)? My hubby, B, is a Marine. He was deployed soon after we found out I was pregnant with our daughter. We were told the squadron would [...]

Parents Can Be Bullies Too

Parents Can Be Bullies Too

Hello Mamas. I formula-fed both of my children, I let my daughter enjoy M&M’s, I don’t push potty-training on my two-year-old, I have a picky eater who sometimes will eat only a piece of lunch meat for dinner (if that), I don’t “wear” my child, I don’t use cloth diapers, I turned my daughter forward [...]

Grandma Daycare

Grandma Daycare

Before I was even officially pregnant my sister had volunteered herself to be our “nanny” so I never looked into any daycare. For whatever reason though, she changed her mind. My stress went through the roof wondering what I was going to do. The thought of touring, interviewing, comparing prices and working day care into [...]

Real Life: Managing a Deployment

Real Life: Managing a Deployment

When my husband Curt joined the Air National Guard a few years ago, we knew that being deployed was a possibility. Being a Navy veteran, Curt had been on multiple deployments. His last Navy deployment, a little over six months long, started just a few days after we met. We managed. Even though an Air [...]

Counting Money, Building Relationships

Counting Money, Building Relationships

Finding quality time to spend together with my husband, with his crazy work schedule and our almost one-year-old walking wild child, is difficult. However, it is important! Last night after I put the baby down to bed, my husband and I could have fallen into our usual routine of laying in bed and watching a recorded [...]