Creating Featured Image Templates for Your Blog

Your blog’s brand is made up of many things; your logo, your color palette, your unique perspective, your typefaces, your photography style, your voice, and your mission, vision and values. The visual attributes are often the first ones we notice about a brand (everyone knows McDonald’s Golden Arches). By creating … Continue reading

Incredible Customer Service at buybuy Baby

buy buy Baby ships baby glider to APO address

  Every once in a while, I have a customer service experience that blows all others out of the water. One of those experiences was in ordering our baby nursery glider for shipment to our APO address from buybuy Baby in Maplewood, Missouri in November 2013. Note: If you’re unfamiliar with … Continue reading

Folding Baby Clothes: A Daddy’s Guest Post

MilliGFunk Pregnancy Guest Post by Nick

My husband is generally not a man of many words, but when he does talk, most of what he says is pretty sharp-witted. His humor is one of the many things I love about him, so I’m glad to be able to share it with you today. Here’s his perspective … Continue reading

German Lessons in Wiesbaden

When we learned that we’d be PCSing to Wiesbaden, Germany, I immediately begin exploring German language lessons, classes, and workshops. I’d taken a little bit of German in college, but had forgotten much of it when I accepted a position in a Mandarin-speaking company in Taipei, Taiwan two years later. … Continue reading

The Fog: A Guest Post by Chambanachick

Chambanachick Guest Post

Thanks so much to Melissa for asking me to write in her space today! Wishing you all the best for the upcoming labor day. Congratulations on the little girl joining your family soon! It settles in the first time that baby with the softest hair and sweetest breath is placed … Continue reading

What Army Life is Really Like: 4 States, 2 Countries, & 1 Decision in 4 Minutes

What Army Life is Really Like: Decisions

I wrote a blog post once about what deployment is really like. In that post, I talked a little bit about the contrast between civilian and military life. Friday, I had another “We’re not civilians, anymore” moment when I got a mid-day call from my husband. Before I tell you … Continue reading

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


View image | 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

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