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Being a Brave Mom in the Midst of Crisis

Living in Hawaii has been such a blessing! The constant sunny days, the beautiful beaches, the turquoise water, the smells of plumeria and coconuts filling the air...what could be better, right? It might sound like a dream-and some days, it really is. However, even paradise has its downsides. Volcanos erupting, a ballistic missile warning, hurricanes, tropical storms,… Continue reading Being a Brave Mom in the Midst of Crisis

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Where Would We Be Without Teachers?

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, I wanted to repost this 🙂

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In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, I wanted to share a quick and easy teacher gift idea with you today!

My sister is a 1st grade teacher and because of this, I have a BIG RESPECT for all teachers! Too often, their hard work goes un-noticed!

I always enjoy coming up with a creative gift to thank my kids’ teachers. However, this Teacher Appreciation Week, time was an issue so I had to  settle for simple gift cards instead. I still wanted to make it special so I decided on making a fun gift card holder to go with the gift cards.

I found these adorable little buckets and shredded paper in the party section of the store. I love how the grocery bag looking filler paired with the bucket gave it a kind of “rustic” look.

I used a chalk board paint pen to write “Thanks” on the little…

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Deployment: A Submariner Wife’s Perspective of the toughest words a military spouse can hear. So many emotions come up when I hear that word: loneliness, stress, loss, fear, sadness, exhaustion... I pride myself on typically being an uplifting and positive person. However, this can be a struggle at times when I'm faced with the extremely difficult task of staying… Continue reading Deployment: A Submariner Wife’s Perspective

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Monster Mom Attacks: Rekindling the Relationship with My Son During a Stressful Deployment

If you know me and follow my blog regularly, you know I am typically a very happy and positive person. My posts 9/10 times are about finding happiness and spreading that joy to others. Well, unfortunately, I have hit that place of deployment where I am starting to feel like I'm losing my zest. I'm… Continue reading Monster Mom Attacks: Rekindling the Relationship with My Son During a Stressful Deployment

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Something I’ve Done Right: Realizing I’m a Damn Good Mom!

I tend to focus on how tired I feel or I let myself feel guilty for not doing all of the fun activities on my Pinterest Boards. But, when it comes down to it, they don't need the "extras." They just need a present me.

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Running Made Me a Better Mom

Tonight...I ran! If you know me, I am not a all! In fact, I despise it! My husband is the runner in the family. Even when he's deployed on his submarine, he's always trying to fit in time for a treadmill run. It's pretty crazy how they cram a treadmill onto a submarine (just… Continue reading Running Made Me a Better Mom

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Mom Life: A Trip to the Children’s Museum

Ladybug and I are headed to the kids Museum again this morning! I wanted to share this with you from our last trip 🙂

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Nothing quite says “mom life” like a trip to the Children’s Museum! As I walked around and saw that I was in a sea of under 7 year olds, I realized I had chosen the perfect shirt for the day! If you remember my post: Summer Bucket Lists…and Still Time For God, you know that BOTH kids wanted to visit the Children’s Museum before school started up again. So….check! We did it!

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Ever since my son was little, we have always really enjoyed going to Children’s Museums. Some parents cringe at the thought but I love it. I save that cringing feeling for Chuck E. Cheese! ha There is just something about the Children’s Museum that makes me smile. I think it’s seeing all of those happy kids engaging in creative play that does it. 

I mean, where else can you go from being a fire fighter to…

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A 2nd Chance at Life: Hawaii’s Ballistic Missile Warning

It's been a pretty emotional couple of days here in Hawaii. Saturday morning at 8:08 (which just so happens to be our area code), Hawaii was woken to the Emergency Alert System blasting our cell-phones with a terrifying alert! Road alerts were flashing the warning. Sirens were blaring. The news announced the bomb threat. Twitter,… Continue reading A 2nd Chance at Life: Hawaii’s Ballistic Missile Warning