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

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

The Inspired Spouse: Christina Jackson-Davis (Part 3)

This is Part 2 of a 3-part feature story about veteran and Army spouse Christina Jackson-Davis. Read Part 1 and Part 2 of Christina’s story. A Bachelor’s Degree & A Second Deployment While her husband deployed for to Iraq for the second time, Christina recovered from an emergency Caesarian section … Continue reading

The Inspired Spouse: Christina Jackson-Davis (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of a 3-part feature story about veteran and Army spouse Christina Jackson-Davis. Read Part 1 of Christina’s story here. A Phone Call From Downrange In August, Christina received a phone call from a field hospital in Iraq: Her husband had been involved in an IED (Improvised … Continue reading

The Inspired Spouse: Christina Jackson-Davis (Part 1)

Christina Jackson-Davis’s story was one of the most challenging for me to write, not just because she’s one of the more senior spouses (in terms of years tied to the military) who submitted her story to me, but because her story has so many inspiring moments. Welcome to Marrying the … Continue reading

New Mom, Freelancer, & Military Wife

This blog post by Miranda at Hurry Up and Wait asks where all the real blog posts are. Miranda’s sentiments inspired today’s post, in which I do my best to tell you more about what’s happening in my corner of the world as a new mom, freelancer, and military wife. Welcoming … Continue reading

Adorably gDiapered Baby Bottoms

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  I never made a big decision about cloth diapering. I did do a lot of research, but I think that I knew before I started researching that I wanted to cloth diaper. The thought of using disposables just kind of icked me out. Maybe it’s my compulsive need to … Continue reading

Road Tripping in Germany

One of the nice things about being stationed in Germany, instead of being a traveler here, is that we have a car and German driver’s licenses. What’s more American than a good, old-fashioned road trip? (Even if it is on the Autobahn). Since moving to Germany in May 2013, we’ve taken … Continue reading

Is It Good to Get Paid?

I’ve been working as a marketing and brand strategist my entire career, but I’m new to the world of paid and sponsored blogging. I’ve managed marketing budgets and built (and implemented) marketing plans for large nonprofits. I’ve managed media buys and developed ad campaigns for my own employers or (when … Continue reading

The Soldier and the Bibliophile

Thank you to novelist Mel Massey for contributing this guest post.  My husband is a sergeant with 4th MEB, 988th MP Battalion. His day varies from the mundane to the extreme. I’m a bibliophile and a novelist. My day is whatever I plan on it to be. We’ve been married … Continue reading

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