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

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

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 Postpartum Meal Train

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Note: This is not a sponsored post. After the birth of our baby girl, our Family Readiness Group (FRG) leader did a wonderful thing for us: she organized a Meal Train. A Meal Train is a lineup of families who deliver pre-made meals to new parents. Mealtrain.com allows the organizer to … Continue reading

Veggie Pulp Sandwich Bread

Veggie Pulp Sandwich Bread

Juicing seemed to be a big trend in 2012-13, and like so many people, my curiosity got the best of me. I found a reasonably-priced juicer, and I gave juicing a shot. One of the things that kills me about juicing is that by juicing your vegetables, you lose so … Continue reading

Every 12 Months

Understanding the PCS Military families PCS (“Permanent Change of Station” or, in civilian terms, “move”) approximately every three years. Air Force families tend to PCS a little less frequently, while Army families tend to PCS a little more frequently. The stage of a service member’s career can influence PCS frequency, … Continue reading

How to Make Your Own DIY Diaper Pail Deodorizers

DIY Diaper Pail Deodorizers from MilliGFunk

The Story of Two Diaper Pails We have two diaper pails in our nursery: one for trash and one for diaper laundry. Both pails are Safety 1st Simple Step pails with compartments in the lids for deodorizing disks. Unfortunately, I can’t find deodorizing disks in Germany and it seemed excessive … Continue reading

5 Tips for Transitioning from Wife to Wife & Mom

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Thank you to Vanessa from Bible, Beer, & Babies for helping fill Marrying the Army with great content while I take some time off to learn how to be a wife *and* a mom. Five years ago I eagerly awaited my husband to call. We had just said goodbye in … Continue reading

Moments that Change Everything: Welcoming Our Baby Girl

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Our baby girl made her way into the world after 41 weeks of pregnancy, and she’s even more perfect than we could have imagined. Already, she makes us laugh and melts our hearts with the sweet expressions and the noises she makes. The highlights of our first few days together … Continue reading

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