Why I Don’t Feel Inferior to “Pinterest Moms”

Pinterest Moms

I hear a lot of talk about "Pinterest Moms." You know, the ones who throw big birthday parties, only cook the cutest and healthiest foods, and do Pinterest-inspired crafts all day long. Can I be honest? I am not a Pinterest mom. While I absolutely love Pinterest, and I use it a lot to come up with ideas for dinner, my blog, and social media, I am just not one to go crazy for crafts or huge parties. Does this mean that I think moms who love doing these things are bad? Of course not, some of … [Read more...]

On Seeing Loved Ones Grow Old

Old

Last week we took a trip to Florida. I did not grow up in Florida, but my mom moved there during my college years. Later my grandparents (my mom's parents) moved in across the street so that she could see them and help them in their older years. You might remember me talking about these grandparents previously on the blog. I did a post about their 67 years of marriage (now 70 years) and interviewed my grandmother on any marriage tips she might have. You can read it here: Married 67 Years: … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Teach Manners at a Young Age

Manners

Manners may not be a priority for every family, but in our family manners are important. I want my kids growing up to be polite, well-mannered, and respectful. My son is only four years old, but so far I have gotten a lot of complaints on how polite and well-mannered he is. I plan to do the same things with my daughter.  SergiyN | Dollar Photo Club 5 Ways I Taught my Son Manners: 1. Sign Language Some of the first signs I taught my son were "please" and "thank you." "Please" was an … [Read more...]

Pinecone Home: Handmade State Picture Frames

Pinecone Home Giveaway

It's been awhile since I have been able to feature an awesome product that I just love. This one is from Pinecone Home and is handmade with lots of love. I think this is going to be a favorite for military families, but really this product is great for everyone! While Pincone Home has lots of handmade products, one of the best ones they sell (and my favorite) are the state picture frames. Just imagine a huge gallery wall in your home filled with these wooden state frames. Each one could … [Read more...]

How to Use and Make Money with Fiverr

Fiverr

Have you heard of Fiverr yet? It's an amazing website where you can buy or sell services for $5.00! I had heard a lot of bloggers talking about it and recommending it for services, but I was nervous about using it when it sounded so cheap. How much quality work was I going to get for only $5.00? Once I started selling services on it I understood it better and have now bought services on there as well. Here is a better definition of what Fiverr is all about: "Fiverr is a global online … [Read more...]

Overcoming the 9 Most Overlooked Marriage Threats

Marriage Threats

I recently came across an article on Huffington Post about the 9 Most Overlooked Threats to a Marriage. As I read it, I realized that a lot of these can be avoided or overcome in just a few small ways. You don't always have to look at your marriage as something that can or will be "threatened," but you can be more aware of how to take care of your marriage and help it grow. Here is my response to Kelly Flanagan's article and my thoughts on how to overcome these threats to your … [Read more...]

15 Ways to Keep Your Marriage Strong During Deployment

Keep Your Marriage Strong During Deployment

Keeping your marriage strong is hard work, but keeping your marriage strong during deployment can be even harder because of the distance. Even though your spouse may be thousands of miles away, there are plenty of unique things you can do to stay close and keep your marriage strong. Unique Ways to Keep Your Marriage Strong During Deployment: 1. Read. Read Military Marriage Books, Read Deployment Books. Read the Same Book together and Then Chat/Email about it. My Book: Journey Through … [Read more...]

Dear Mom of a New Tubie

Tubie

Dear Mom of a New Tubie, I feel how scared you are. So many questions running through your mind. Take a deep breath. Just breathe. I know there have been a lot of new words and abbreviations thrown out there lately... NG, NJ, G-tube, GJ, peg tube, and more. It all seems so overwhelming. There are new things to worry about: granulation tissue, cellulitis, blockages, and more, but that's not for you to worry about too much right now. Take it one day at a time. You wonder how you will … [Read more...]

Believe in Heroes: Supporting Wounded Warriors Through Grocery Shopping

Believe in Heroes

I'm excited to be sharing with you about a wonderful organization called Believe in Heroes. Believe in Heroes is an organization that has helped raise more than $16 million for the Wounded Warrior Project which in turn has helped serve more than 40,000 wounded service members. The Wounded Warrior Project helps wounded service members and their families that are faced with many physical challenges as well as those with PTSD. This project is so important to me as a military spouse and as a … [Read more...]

Jonah and the Great Big Fish

Jonah and the Great Big Fish

I am always on the lookout for kid's books that my kids will love. My son loves to be read to, and I am hoping my daughter will too when she gets a bit older. I was given the opportunity to read and review Jonah and the Great Big Fish by Rhonda Gowler Greene and my son is really enjoying it! My Review of Jonah and the Great Big Fish I love that this book is so big, bright, and colorful. My son enjoyed looking at the pages and I enjoyed looking too. The book is in rhyme which is cute, … [Read more...]