Spartan Up! Book Review

Disclaimer: Spartan Race provided me a free copy of the book Spartan Up! to review. Spartan Up!: A Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving Peak Performance in Life by Joe De Sena My rating: 4 of 5 stars Spartan Up! is a good read that left me feeling motivated … Continue reading

Finding My Voice

One of the traits that I admire most in other writers, and one that I think is critical to writing anything worth reading, is honesty. Authenticity. A willingness to say what’s true from the storyteller’s point of view without worrying what the reader will think. That kind of honesty is beautiful and … Continue reading

DIY Ruffled Crib Skirt

DIY Ruffled Crib Skirt Ruffles

The Project: A DIY ruffled crib skirt Total Time: Several Hours Pattern: None Used Costs: Sewing Machine, Material & Thread Difficulty: Moderate (and Requires Patience) My Daughter’s DIY Ruffled Crib Skirt Our crib skirt is by far my favorite DIY project from Small Shaw’s nursery, so I’m excited to share it with you today on … Continue reading

Why I Write About Coming Home from War (A Guest Post)

I remember exactly where I was the day the towers fell. I was a staff sergeant in the middle of the Arizona desert and like everyone in the military, we knew something big was coming. I was in Korea when Iraq started. I remember standing in the ops office, watching … Continue reading

Iseltwald, Switzerland

One of the most beautiful places we’ve traveled to since moving to Germany is the Interlaken region of Switzerland. Iseltwald is a small town (population of around 400 people) that sits immediately on Lake Brienz, a stunningly teal-colored mountain lake in the Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland, roughly 5 hours … Continue reading

A Man To Hold On To (a Guest Post)

A guest post by Marilyn Pappano, author of the novel A Man to Hold On To. In one of the first issues of the Navy Times that I ever read, there was an article written by an experienced wife about a trip to the commissary. While she was making her … Continue reading

The PCS to Bavaria: Things Are Looking Up

By the time this post publishes, we’ll be in our new home in our new duty station in Bavarian Germany. I’ve written before that our PCS orders were kicked back 10 times, and that the 10th rejection occurred on the same day that I went into labor with our daughter. … Continue reading

13 Tips for a Successful PCS Part 2

Thank you to Melody from Global Family Treks for sharing these tips on Marrying the Army. Melody is a friend and a retired Naval officer who’s now married to an Army officer. Her suggestions come from 20+ years of experience with military relocations, so I’m glad to share her experience here on Marrying … Continue reading

13 Tips for a Successful PCS Part 1

Thank you to Melody from Global Family Treks for sharing these tips on Marrying the Army. Melody is a friend and a retired Naval officer who’s now married to an Army officer. Her suggestions come from 20+ years of experience with military relocations, so I’m glad to share her experience … Continue reading

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