10 New Year Promises for the Military Spouse

The new year has begun, and with it comes reflection. It was challenging, wasn’t it? Scary sometimes and sad at others. As much as we loved, and hated, some moments of it, we wouldn’t change it for anything. In fact, we’ll happily do it again in 2018. I have some ideas on ways we canContinue Reading “10 New Year Promises for the Military Spouse”

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Notes of Love for Wounded Veteran and His Family

The slogan Virginia is for Lovers took on another form this week as a local Virginia community welcomed a wounded veteran and his family to the area. US Army Sgt Michael Goodrich and his family were welcomed to the North Stafford, Virginia area a few months before their house will be ready by the “OperationContinue Reading “Notes of Love for Wounded Veteran and His Family”


Why I Strive to Live Paycheck to Paycheck

  Some things never change. Payday comes twice a month, 15 days apart. The amount is pretty rock solid, unless you live overseas and get COLA. And, like clockwork, on any day where the 15th falls on a weekend or holiday, the internet explodes with questions about when payday is. In the early years, weContinue Reading “Why I Strive to Live Paycheck to Paycheck”


Veterans Day: Elementary School Style

A few weeks ago I was sitting on the couch, cutting out at least 50 stars from blue construction paper. A week later, little slips of paper came home asking for my second grader to fill out the names, branches, and conflicts the veterans in their family had served in. The teacher sent home 5Continue Reading “Veterans Day: Elementary School Style”