Motherhood

Happy Moment: Jumping Into Vacation

We all need a break every now and again. My break came recently when I combined my 20th high school reunion with a weeklong vacation. I had some time with my parents. Time with old friends. Time with my kids. Time for myself. And a little time OFF from work and emails and deadlines. Although I […] Read more…

Happy Moment: Independence Day 5K

Big C ran his first 5K this morning, despite a visit from Hurricane Arthur. I’m so proud of my boy, who announced after the race that he had “caught the running bug.” Happy 4th of July! Happy moments are everywhere… Happy Moment: Independence Day 5K Read more…

Happy Moment: Family 5K Training

When I was a kid and into my teen years, I was always involved in an extracurricular activity. Although it was usually swim team, I also gave softball and track a try, and for a while I spent time after school at band practice playing the drums. That’s why I just assumed when I became […] Read more…

Happy Moment: Life’s a Beach

Last Sunday was Mother’s Day. And my Mother’s Day was fantastic, due in large part to the fact that I have the coolest kids ever, but also because I live in walking distance to the beach and because Mother Nature gave me the gift of sunshine. Happy moments are everywhere…  Happy Moment: Life’s a Beach Read more…

Aloha to the First Post-Divorce PCS Move

  There are many parts of military life that I can’t escape despite my status as an ex-military wife. And while I may have over a decade of military life experience under my belt, my status change has greatly altered how those parts affect me. Simple things, like taking the kids to the clinic on […] Read more…

How Pinterest Is Helping Me Bond With My Son

I joined Pinterest a couple of months ago.  And just as I suspected I would, I went crazy for the first couple of weeks, pinning this and pinning that.  I pinned recipes and quotes.  I created boards for the important roles I play: mil spouse, mom, teacher, runner, writer.  I even started pinning my favorite top 10 […] Read more…

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