Adding a Patriotic Pop to Your Wardrobe

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Shinesty. I was given merchandise from the store in exchange for a review. No additional compensation was given. All opinions are entirely my own.

I’m fairly certain you know I’m no fashion trendsetter, but I do appreciate nice looking clothes that are comfy and fit my lifestyle. Let’s face it; I’m a mom of two young children who spit up, spill and rub whatever sticky concoction they last got into, onto my clothes. To me, it’s just not worth it to spend money on clothes that aren’t worn often. Most days I’m sporting a t-shirt and jeans, leggings or sweats. However, I’m really making an effort to try to strike a balance. Finding lively clothes that still provide comfort is not a simple task, but that’s where Shinesty’s USA line comes in!

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5 Survival Tips for Pregnant and New Military Moms

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of 1 Natural Way, a TRICARE breast pump provider. All opinions are entirely my own.

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Pregnancy and parenting is a challenge in itself, but take into account the military lifestyle and you’ve got your hands full! It’s one thing to handle separations, moves, and deployments as a couple and a whole other ballgame adding kids into the mix. It can seem scary and overwhelming but these tips can help you feel more at ease about becoming a military mom!

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Things I’ve Been Thankful for in 2017

I’ve made it through 2017 without losing my mind! Go me! The year flew by in a flash. Though 2017 presented many challenges and let-downs, it also brought about many wonderful experiences I’m thankful for. Below, I’ll share some of them with you!

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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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