Freelance Writers Appreciation Week

January is quickly nearing its end, and I’m due with our first kiddo in mid-February. The result? I’m preparing content Marrying the Army now for those first few blurry-eyed weeks of life with a(n awesome) little baby. You may or may not realize that my blog is only a little … Continue reading

Follow Me on Bloglovin’

  Shamefully, it never really occurred to me to ask you to follow me on Bloglovin’. That is, it never occurred to me until I realized that I only had 15 Bloglovin’ followers (compared to more than 400 on Pinterest, more than 200 on Facebook, and more than 2,700 on … Continue reading

Marathoner to Mommy: What a Difference A Year Makes

Marathoner to Mommy

Today in 2013, I Ran My First Full Marathon Nick was recently home from Afghanistan, we were quickly approaching our first wedding anniversary, and I’d spent the previous 9 months counting down his deployment and running — a lot. Today in 2014, I’m 36 Weeks Pregnant We’re in Germany now, … Continue reading

How to Pack My Bags: Giving Birth in a German Hospital

MilliGFunk

View image | gettyimages.com We’re just a few weeks away from our baby girl’s due date, so it’s time to pack my hospital bag. When you’re stationed in Germany, you may or may not be on a post that has an American military hospital. In our case (in Wiesbaden, Germany), … Continue reading

34 Weeks Pregnant — Daydreaming of Sushi & Beer

Pregnant - Daydreaming of Sushi and Beer - MilliGFunk

I’m in the final weeks of my first pregnancy, and while I’d like to say that I’m romantically distracted with images of frilly little baby girl clothes and a milk-drunk baby asleep in my arms, the truth is that I’m not. Not yet, at least. I don’t yet know what … Continue reading

I Don’t Believe in New Year’s Resolutions

Groundhogs Day

I don’t believe in New Year’s Resolutions, and here’s why: 1. Big Goals Are Achieved By Taking Small Steps I’ve achieved a few of my big life goals; I’ve lived in Asia (pre-Army-spouse-life), I’ve run a full marathon, I speak Mandarin Chinese, and I’ve started a freelance business for myself. … Continue reading

This Girl Needs Her Zzzzs

This Girl Needs Sleep

If there had been any doubt about this before, may it be known that this girl needs her sleep. Not just her beauty sleep, but the sleep that allows her to function like a real, civil human woman. The sleep that allows her eyes not to feel as though they’re … Continue reading

Our 1st German Christmas Tree

Picking out a German Christmas Tree

Merry Christmas Eve from Wiesbaden, Germany! Ever since we’ve been a couple, we’ve bought a Christmas tree together for our house. Among the many changes year-to-year in location, family plans, and travel, picking our tree might be our one and only true family tradition. This year, we brought that tradition … Continue reading

Bumpics

Bump Pics by Britney Brown Photography

Heads out of gutters, friends — That’s “Bump Pics” not “Bum Pics”. (But if you do want to read about pregnancy bum, check this post out.) We’re 32 weeks into our first pregnancy, and it’s been a humbling, sometimes painful, overall blessed pregnancy. We decided to honor all of this … Continue reading

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