Holidays in a military family can be something of a Choose Your Own Adventure. Far from family and the comfort of holidays at home, you're forced to create your own traditions--sometimes with people you barely know. I'm not from a large...
November is quickly passing by, and I know that Thanksgiving is just around the corner, I am beginning to wonder what I am going to do without my family for this holiday. Thanksgiving is a big holiday for my family....
I just assembled a third lunch for my son. He’s six (and a half, thankyouverymuch) and growing like a weed and history has taught me that a full belly is a happy belly. He walked into the kitchen, where...
When you sneeze your body is giving you a sign of some sort of trouble. Allergy? Flu? Fluke? If you then get a fever and your throat hurts you know to take medication or go to the doctor. It...
As the journey continues from my first post about my new life as a single mommy, When the Bubble Burst, I find myself with less family around and do not quite understand what's happened.  There's no illness, no funeral, and no obituary...
After becoming pregnant, Maria told her doctor she didn’t understand how it happened. “My husband always pulls out before he…you know.” Maria and her husband are now the parents of a bouncing baby boy because of wrong information. Here are the...
Kelly is a mom, not a super-model. Two nine-month pregnancy stints carrying each of her daughters and dozens of hours spent in labor and delivery weren’t easy on her body, and she has the stretch marks to prove it....
Staying connected to your partner through births, deaths, and all of the life circumstances in between is challenging. Maintaining a sexual connection in that long-term relationship can be particularly tricky. While everyone is unique, in my work as a...
When Marie’s daughter was around five-years-old, she asked Marie if it “hurts when a baby comes out of its mom’s butt.” Trying not to laugh out loud, Marie explained that babies actually come out of a mom’s vagina. The...
  Having a new baby in your life is exciting. Tons of change, little sleep, a dose of anxiety, and poop…lots of poop. About six weeks after the baby comes, your doctor typically tells you that it’s okay to go back...
Every year on the sixth of May, around lunchtime, I place a heated call to my husband and say “Well… HAPPY ANNIVERSARY….” And every year on the sixth of May at lunchtime my husband responds, “What are you talking...
May is Military Appreciation Month. It's 31 days long.  Last year, my husband was deployed for 233.  May, 2015, has 5 weeks and 5 Fridays.  Our son arrived five months before he was able to meet his Daddy. We both wore RED (Remember Everyone...

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