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...]

9 Things to Include in Your Sensory Room

Sensory Room

We recently moved to a bigger house. One of the reasons we did this was so that my son could have more room for his sensory equipment. We wanted to make him an entire sensory room filled with everything to fit his needs. I know there are other parents of sensory children out there and I wanted to make it as easy as possible for you to know how to build your own sensory room! 5 Things to Put in Your Sensory room: 1. Play Tunnel One of the very first things we purchased for my son was a … [Read more...]

Dear Deployment: Bring it On, Mrs. Sarge

Mrs. Sarge

Dear Deployment, Wow here we are again. For the 12th time since 2006 we meet again. Though I have to say our meetings are not those of the typical kind. Because for the 12th time it’s not my husband that you are taking from me (Though you have before) Once again it’s time to support someone whom you’ve chosen to take far from their family. Regardless of what you throw at them they will know that they are cared for, and appreciated by another grateful American and that their sacrifice is not … [Read more...]

Preparing for Your Child’s Hospital Stay

Preparing for Your Child's Hospital Stay

Over the weekend, my daughter had another hospital stay. Thankfully, it wasn't anything serious and just for observation, but I realized something: Elizabeth has been in the hospital for a total of 5 weeks in the short 9 months since she's been born. The hospitalizations have been in three different hospitals in two different states, for a total of 6 different times. In this time I have learned A LOT. Wiith the most recent hospital stay I realized that I needed to write a blog post to help … [Read more...]

5 Things I’ve Learned for the Days I Can’t be Supermom

supermom

If you've been keeping up with my blog than you know that it's been a rough few months for us. Let me re-phrase that: a rough year. There is so much more that I can't and don't put on here, things that just break my heart, and have just made our rough time so much harder. The past few weeks haven't been much better. Last weekend we decided to drive an hour away to take my son on a train ride. My son is autistic and is just obsessed with trains. We thought it would be so much fun for him to … [Read more...]

Military Life’s Moments

Military Life's Moments

I am excited to tell you about one of my sponsors, Ruth who is a  greeting card designer for military families! She is a wife of a retired Naval Officer and founded MilitaryLifesMoments.com. What's really special is her shop. She makes personalized military greeting cards that you can buy for almost any occasion. They are characterized by cute little bears that wear different hats for each branch of the military. Not only does her website carry greeting cards, but there are also … [Read more...]

6 Things I Wish I Had Known About Sex (Before I Got Married)

Things I Wish I had Known About Sex

Imagine with me, three Christian friends all talking about their experiences growing up and how those experiences affected the most intimate parts of their marriage: sex. Just a few weeks ago, that was me, Aprille, and Katie. I'm not sure how the topic started, but we all agreed it's something that should and needs to be spoken about more often. We didn't tell each other the private workings of our marriages, but more discussed how what we were taught growing up affected our sex lives as … [Read more...]

The Past Three Weeks & Why I Choose Social Media

Social Media

It's been over three weeks since I last blogged and I'm finally back and ready to talk! Even though I've already posted some of this on Facebook, I felt I needed to post some of it here as well before I moved on to other topics and posts. The past three weeks have been incredibly hard. My sister-in-law who has been living with us for the past 5 months to try and help with our two special needs kids, went to visit family and did not come back to live with us. It was unexpected, we were given … [Read more...]

27 Tips for Long Military Deployments and Separations

military deployments

It's still months away, but we are gearing up for another military separation. This time it's a one-year tour to Korea! I have done a 7 month deployment and several TDY's, but a year or more away from my husband is something new to me. This time, I have two kids instead of one, and both of them have special needs. This time it's not a deployment, but a PCS to Korea. I have been asked if I have family here and I don't. I won't able to leave to go home for the entire year like some people do, … [Read more...]

#JourneyThroughDeployment Twitter Party!!

Twitter Party

I am so excited to announce that my book, Journey Through Deployment: Stepping Forward With Confidence During Military Separations was published in print on May 20, 2014! It is now available in print, on Kindle, PDF, and also for Nook! I was not able to do a party right when the book first launched due to my daughter's health needs and her being in the hospital, but I am still doing it, and everyone, military spouse or civilian-is invited! What People are Saying About the … [Read more...]