Family/Motherhood/Military Life

Deployment: A Submariner Wife’s Perspective

Deployment...one 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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What Being a Military Family Taught Me About the Holidays

Family Friday My husband missed our sons Birthday. He didn't get to see the kids in their Halloween costumes this year. He missed Thanksgiving. He will miss seeing the sparkle of our lights and their excited glowing faces on Christmas morning. We will ring in the New Year without him. The list goes on and on....special… Continue reading What Being a Military Family Taught Me About the Holidays

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I Survived

Survive 6 months. That's how long I went without seeing my husband. I heard from him a few times. But, unfortunately, communication on submarines is VERY limited. I can go months without hearing from him or getting an e-mail. Going into it, I thought I knew what to expect. We had gone 3 months apart… Continue reading I Survived

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End of a Season

Today, I mark the end of a season...the season of being a member of MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers.) To some, that may seem like such a minor thing. But, for me, it's huge. MOPS has been more than just a mommy group for me! It's been a group of women that got me through some… Continue reading End of a Season

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Under My Nose: Appreciating the Blessings Right in Front of Me!

As a little girl, I always imagined what it would be like to be a mommy some day. I just knew that I would have ALL baby girls-5 of them! And, these little beauties would all be just like me. We would be the best of friends. I had such big plans for these imaginary… Continue reading Under My Nose: Appreciating the Blessings Right in Front of Me!