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
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
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
The past few days have been rough on Abraham.. and Mama! Fever, drool, clingy, fussy, basically any teething symptom is a symptom he had. Our Nuby box of teething goodies showed up smack dab in the middle is this top-chomper-teething-terror. But the tiny teeth are so cute when they finally breath through! What we got: … More #backedbyBrammy: Teething with Nuby
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