When I married Mike just under 5 years ago, I thought I knew what I was getting into. I had been warned by many, watched friends who were mil spouses and even sat down with another pilot who shared a few horror stories of how hard it was to be a mil spouse. He told … More This Veteran’s Day
This morning I woke up to a cloudy, blah day. I was immediately grumpy and impatient. No amount of coffee was helping me wake up. I even let my two year old watch frozen at 10:00am (big no no for normal me!). All day it was one thing after the next that was pushing me … More I don’t want to Mom today.
I’m never alone. While many times I say this as a bad thing: like when I just want 45 seconds to pee in peace but 2 dogs, 2 kids and a fly follow me to the toilet. This time, I mean it in terms of support. During this time of depression I didn’t want to … More Never Alone
I love America, it’s history and the office of it’s President so while we are living on the East Coast, a trip to DC was a must! Naturally, I have already began engraining a shared love in my children. I will use this moment to shamelessly brag that Avera can name every single U.S. President … More #evenmoreMcVacay to DC
This past week we took a family trip to Washington DC. As a lover of American history and a self proclaimed President groupie, it is a city I have always wanted to visit. Coincidentally, there was a lot going on on Capitol Hill with the Judge Brett Kavanaugh hearing. I have been following the hearing … More Protest. Peace. Progress.
When I gave birth to my second baby I felt a sense of healing and restoration. After my first, I developed a bitterness and lived in a constant state of questioning. I became confused about things I had been so sure of before. Some examples of this would include my faith and my purpose. As … More Fighting Failure
As a pilot’s wife, it is often difficult to visualize what my husband does at work. I know he briefs, then steps, then flies, then debriefs so I have a basic idea. I was also fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to work in various shops in a previous squadron so I feel I … More Here comes the BOOM!
“Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There’s no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving.” —Gail Tsukiyama The babies and pups that made me a mother are a blessing. They are my world and my loves. They make my heart full. They put smiles … More This Mother’s Day
When I look at Avera I still see her has my baby. She’s just a tiny thing I need to do everything for who can’t tell me what she needs so I should just know. The reality is that I’m delusional and I have a very independent, smart two year old! That’s right. This year, … More Two ✌🏽
Ok, so it may be a bit dramatic to say a potato saved my life, but if you’ve ever had a clogged milk duct you understand the exaggeration.This trick I discovered is priceless and I want every breastfeeding mama to know the power of the potato!! A couple of weeks ago, my husband was out … More A Potato Saved My Life