Deployment Homecoming Checklist: Why Worry When You Have This?

It had been a long six months, but homecoming was almost upon me. I had the welcome home banner ready to hang on the porch. I had meals ready, the house clean, my outfit was planned. But I didn’t have a pillowcase. And I was freaking out. Now, a pillowcase might seem like an odd thing to […]

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All You Need to Know For A Stress-Free Navy P3 Homecoming

The alarm broke through my dreamland and my eyes popped open. My first thought: Today I get to see him! The temperature app on my phone glared rudely back at me, and I could almost feel the brutally cold air creeping up my neck and giving me the shivers: 19 degrees?!? The temperature read below 20 degrees. And […]

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8 Easy Ways To Fall Asleep Faster And Feel Amazing In The Morning

The alarm blares in my ear and I fumble to tap snooze. 9 minutes later I hit it again, since I’m lucky today and my daughter hasn’t already bounded into the room with a “Hi Mommy!” Ugh. Another night lying in bed, mind racing, unable to drift off. I’m just awake enough now to be frustrated […]

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Win The Hardest Working Collection Toolkit And #Smellegendary (Sponsored Giveaway)

Win The Hardest Working Collection Toolkit And #Smellegendary (Sponsored Giveaway) Last week I wrote about the chance I had to share Old Spice’s new Hardest Working Collection with hubby and let him test it out. It was a lot of fun, especially with all the goodies inside the big red toolbox the products came in. There were […]

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How My Hardest Working Man Smells Legendary (And Yours Can Too) -Sponsored

My hubby is the hardest working man I know. He works hard all day and then comes home and expends even more effort and energy with our daughter and doing stuff around the house for me. I’m a really lucky girl (actually blessed) and so when I got the chance to give him the awesome #smellegendary toolkit […]

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The Best Way To Conquer Packing Paper After A PCS (with video)

The Best Way To Conquer Packing Paper After A PCS We had been married for three weeks. The Navy packed us up in San Diego and we wound our way across the country to Rhode Island. Our household goods arrived at our new rental home, and we set to work unpacking boxes. And more boxes. It seemed eternal. […]

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3 Important PCS Tips When You Don’t Have Official Orders

I was still laying in bed when hubby called. He was already at work and had just checked his email. Excitedly, he announced, “Guess who just got verbal orders to our #1 choice duty station???” My eyes popped open. “Seriously???” “Yep!” We were SO excited (and still are)! Verbal orders to the exact duty station we both […]

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How To Have Vibrant Faith In God During Scary Situations

How To Have Vibrant Faith In God During Scary Situations I sat on the exam table, staring at the medical student who had the doppler machine on my stomach. He was trying to find my baby’s heartbeat at 16 weeks, and he wasn’t having any luck. He looked nervous and embarrassed. My husband just looked nervous. […]

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Why I Commit A Risky Military Spouse Error

Why I Commit A Risky Military Spouse Error Sometimes I find myself dreaming about moving to San Diego after we leave Virginia. The beautiful streets of Coronado… our favorite crepe stand at the Little Italy Farmer’s Market… the year-round sunshine… I’m smitten and I can’t wait. The problem is, we don’t have orders there. Not even […]

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How Losing A Pregnancy Changed My Easter This Year

How Losing A Pregnancy Changed My Easter This Year This Easter morning I found myself tearing up in church. Memories from last Easter came rushing back, surprising me with emotion. Last year on the night before Easter, we found ourselves in the ER learning that we had lost our pregnancy at 11 weeks. The next […]

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