On the Road That Connects Us

Last weekend I had the extraordinarily rare opportunity to travel from El Paso, TX to Phoenix, AZ. Total, that’s 900 miles of driving time alone. I can’t even believe it happened even looking back on it. I was alone. No kids. No husband....more

When He Leaves

My husband and I celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary together, barely. He was out of town for a week and when he mentioned his anniversary, the guys got together and got him home the evening of our anniversary, just in time to have dinner together. Thanks guys! ...more

Reflections on 2012

 Reflections on 2012 by Ms. MommyHH6Wow! I can't believe 2012 is over in a few hours. This year has contained so many ups and downs, challenges and surprises and new paths.   2012 has changed my life and my families in so many ways.    2013 is bound to be quite a year just trying to follow-up 2012.     I wanted to share a few of my own reflections of 2012 and share the the ONE word in 2013 theme for Ms. MommyHH6!Reflections on 2012:...more

My Single Life as a Sailor's Wife

Greetings from Hampton Roads, Virginia. I am a mother, wife, full time employee, and generally a perfectionist by nature. I have found myself alone, in Virginia without the support of family, trying to raise a two year old and hold down an extremly stressful job. I find it incredily discouraging to the military spouse community, the lack of opportunity and support for us and our careers....more

Having a fourth child.

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A trip to the commissary

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A Pilot's Life for Me

Monday’s events were an answer to prayer for our family. When Kyle and I started dating our freshman year of college, the course of my life changed.  I went to college never dreaming that I’d get married four years later, and certainly NOT to a Naval officer.  My plans then involved studying theater and being a broadway actress; in no way could I imagine where I would be now, and with whom I would be. ...more

Readers Ask, I Answer: Saltpeter

Question: “What is salt peter exactly?  And did the military ever put it into food to curb urges?”- Adam C. P.  HarlemAnswer:  Oh, this is going to be a fun one....more

Growing Roots

After being in England for over a year I finally feel some roots creeping into the ground. Not roots like we had in Ohio or in Texas, but roots none the less. This "rooting" process always seems to take SO long. And this time it took even longer because I wasn't working......well working OUTSIDE of the home. ...more
I know when we moved to Edmonton it was a shock to my system and didn't know anyone. I'm not ...more

Military Life

I'm a military kiddo turned military spouse. Yup. I've never known anything outside of military life except for the 3 years after college before I met my husband. I was just talking to the hubs, a few nights ago, about how I don't understand why so many people are fascinated by military life - because for me it's normal life. Because what's fascinating to ME is how someone can grow up with the same people their whole life and live in the same town or state and not move! Now THAT right there is cah-ray-zee! I guess it's just what you know right?!...more