[H2]Oh No!

My first encounter with non potable water was on a humanitarian trip to Peru when I was 15 years old. Back then, all I was told was “don’t even brush your teeth with the water… you’ll get the runs!” I had no clue what it meant or why it was important. Now, I have two … More [H2]Oh No!

Mama Hugs Heal

My daughter plays hard. She runs herself ragged. When she gets an ouchie, she wants Mama to kiss it. When she gets fussy, whiny, grouchy, demanding attention, she needs a hug. My son is a baby. He needs physical touch, hugs, to be held and all the things. My dogs want to be in laps … More Mama Hugs Heal

Healthy in Hotels

This PCS/move across country is proving to be quite the doozy. We sent our stuff with the movers two weeks ago, left our last home 1.5 weeks ago, stopped for a quick pause at Grandma’s house then continued to hotels 1-4. Now, staying in hotel #4 for four days before our next stop. Whew! It’s … More Healthy in Hotels


As another assignment comes to an end I think about my time as an Air Force wife. This assignment has been the most difficult in that role. For a majority of the time I longed to be anywhere else. Now, I am longing to stay here.. ok, that’s a stretch, but I’ll miss the place. … More #evenmoreShawsome

Valentine’s 2019

Doing Valentine’s for the babes is something I can’t resist. This year I did one to send to a few loved ones and one for Avera’s class. I was especially proud of myself for putting a little grownup twist for Avera’s teachers 👏🏼 ❤️ Use this free 8.5×11 printable!


Abraham turned ONE on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. We celebrated the weekend before with a smash cake. We celebrated the weekend after with a small party. We had the party from 3-5 with some of his favorite foods. The kids all loved the cake pops! In the middle of a move, and really for a … More #BrammyBirthday