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Military Spouse and Dependent Scholarships-A Guest Post by Adrienne May

Today marks my first guest post. I’ve been approached many times about guest posting on the site, but until Adrienne approached me with info about Scholarships for Military Spouses and dependents, I hadn’t really been interested in opening up the blog to guests. Adrienne has put together some fantastic and helpful information to be shared [...]

You’ve Gotta Love the Confidence of Kiddos!

Not so long ago I wrote about being nervous about how groceries were going to be bought, now that Clay is retired and his pay has changed. The next morning, we woke up to groceries left at our front door. Immediately my family asked if I’d blogged that we needed toilet paper and fruit. Today, [...]

Big Day Ahead

The big day is here. Guests have come into town, clothes have been purchased, not nearly enough sleep has been gotten, Luke-Xavier says his cheeks and head hurt and he’s supposed to stand up with all the other preschoolers for his Christmas program today and then be shuttled off to his dad’s retirement ceremony where [...]

Busy, Busy, Quiet, Quiet

It seems that the busier I get, the quieter I get. Every time things get TRULY busy around here, I realize that I internalize everything and stop talking. Not so good for a blogging M.O.M! I don’t mean to, but there’s SO much happening sometimes that I’m not even sure where to begin. This is [...]

This Military Life is Coming to an End

I haven’t really been ready to talk about this because I just couldn’t figure out how to process it. But the end is speeding toward us, some pieces have fallen into place and I think I can spit out the words now. About 4 months ago Clay let me know that he would be forced [...]

Wednesday…Better Catch Up

The last few days have gotten away from me. Now that Clay is back and my brother is here and there are more hands and drivers to get the kids where they need to be, I feel like I don’t have a good grasp on everything. When I’m the only one who has to make [...]

Homecoming

Last Thursday was the big day. Clay’s flight was coming in at 10:50 pm. The kids spent the day making signs, asking “when are we going to the airport?” and getting excited to welcome their dad back. After the long day of getting everything ready, I loaded the kids into the van and headed to [...]

Deployment…Done

One year! I’ve gotta be honest-with the 2 visits and the overall busyness of our house and our schedule, it doesn’t AT ALL seem like a year has passed. But I knew that from the beginning. I knew that the way this house works, that everything would just keep rolling the same as always and [...]

Thursday

Thursday-we’re almost through another week. The weeks of 2010 are flying by! I can’t believe that we’re 1/2 through March, that St. Patty’s Day has come and gone and that we’re sprinting toward Easter! I feel like I haven’t even gotten my head around 2010 and it’s rushing past me. I’m hoping to get some [...]

Uh, Wait! I Didn’t Mean That!-A Moment of Mommy Brain

Wow, I sure didn’t mean to let so many days go by without blogging. But it seems that I don’t mean all sorts of things in the last few days… The other night we were having a family dinner with my dad, brother and my kiddos. There was much chit chat and sharing of school [...]

Mouse Tales

A day of working in the house became a day that neither my kids or I will ever forget. It’s not often that there’s an entire day to work around this house, uninterrupted by kids’ sports or play dates, errands or unplanned outings. But the other day, that’s exactly what I had. I started doing [...]

Tips on Keeping a Military Father Connected While Deployed

A few days ago, I watched a Mommycast Video that really piqued my interest. I love all the work these ladies do, but this topic hit near to home. They did a video entitled The Military Father with special guest, Armin Brott, Author the book The Military Father. He gave some great tips on keeping [...]

United Through Reading

United Through Reading is a program that believes in uniting families through reading. They have a military program that is offered through the USO at selected USO sites. A service members can stop into the USO and pick a book for each of their children and then make a video of themselves reading the book [...]

Christmas “Break”

School is out, which means I’m off work. JJ got in from school on Friday and Clay arrived yesterday. Kateri spent 4 days going back and forth to the base in Ramstein, trying to get a mac flight home. After 4 days of being bumped because of her low priority, she’s given up on using [...]

Good Stuff and Time for M.O.M. Too

Yesterday was so full of good things! The 5 youngest and I made it out the door, dressed for a holiday party and ready to greet Santa. They decorated helicopter ornaments and watched with anticipation and excitement as the helo came in from the North Pole. Max couldn’t contain his excitement as the helo came [...]