Happy Autumn and a Life Update

Happy autumn to you! Though the temperatures here are still in the 80s, I’ve fully embraced the autumn mindset. Sweater weather, changing leaves, apple cider, cozy scarves, pumpkins, warm socks, scented candles, Halloween, and the best part of all, the birth of my second little boy, are all on the horizon to make this autumn a magnificent one!¬† Continue reading

13 Crucial Things to Discuss Before Marrying Into the Military

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There is a lot of advice floating around about what matters you should discuss before marriage, but many of them do not pertain to military relationships.

I’ve been getting a lot of emails from military girlfriends asking for my “professional” opinion as a therapist¬†on whether they are ready to get married. I can’t give personal advice because I don’t know the specifics about their individual relationships, but I can offer some general advice that will ensure you have a solid foundation for a successful military marriage.

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How to Handle Being Bullied as a Military Spouse

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We all know bullying is an ongoing problem among children, but don’t be fooled into thinking it stops once you’re an adult. Military spouses can be victims of bullying by civilians, service members and sadly, other military spouses. Military spouse bullying is one of those occurrences that is relevant in the military community, yet very few people talk about it. Continue reading

Dear Military Spouse: Don’t be a Rank Skank

IMG_8504.PNGRecently, I took Jack to the park on post near our house to swing on the baby swings and enjoy a warm spring day. That’s where I overheard the most absurd statement I’d ever heard uttered from a military spouse.

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To My Son on His First Birthday

 

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To the beautiful boy who gave me the gift of motherhood.

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Milestones Abound: Part 1

There are so many happy times occurring in my life lately, I thought I’d share a few with you guys!

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