The Mom Gift Guide for All Occasions

Do you have a hard time figuring out what to get for the moms in your life? Me too. Maybe it’s because moms tend to put everyone first, so their wants and needs are less noticeable to us. If the moms in your life are anything like mine—including my mom, mother-in-law, friends who are fellow…

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Life as a Modern Day Heathen Family

There’s so much of my life I’ve been willing to share about—anxiety, c-sections, parenthood, military life, entrepreneurship—but, one thing that has always filled me with dread, is letting the whole wide world know we’re pagan (gasp!). Well, this year, I’ve decided I’ve had enough of hiding this side of our crazy life.

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Learning To Love the Body I’m In + Helping Others To Do The Same | Personal 

I’ve never considered myself to be one the “pretty” girls. I’ve always seen my flaws over my attributes. My legs have always been too short, my hips too wide and my butt too big. At 4′ 10″ every pound gained is much more noticeable than on an “average sized” person. In the past I have…

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Moving Internationally with 3 Small Children | Military Life

his will be our third transoceanic move and our second with small children. I wanted to share some of the lessons and tricks we’ve learned to make big moves like this easier, whether you’re going across the state, across the country or (like us) across an ocean.

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Preparing Our Toddler For Her First Move | Military Life

Today we are officially one month away from our move.  In 29 days everything we own will be packed into boxed and crates, then put on a truck and taken away. In 39 days we will board a plane and leave this beautiful island we have called home for 3 years, where both our girls…

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Dove’s BIG Announcement | Personal

Our Little Dove has some BIG news she’s been dying to share!  A few weeks ago, Dove and I sat down to have a little talk.  It was rough, but I explained that her position has become…out dated.  She nodded in agreement, tears were shed and we came to an agreement.  Instead of Dove being…

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Disconnecting to Reconnect: How A Week Without Social Media Changed My Perspective | Personal 

Okay.  I have a confession to make.  I am addicted to social media.  I never thought that I could be addicted, until our vacation to Colorado Springs last month. It started on our way to the airport, which is a whooping 10 minute trip.  I had just updated my Facebook status- like we do- and…

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Suicide Prevention Walk 2014 | My Story

Hello.  My name is Amy and once contemplated suicide.  Not easy, but it needed  to be said. Six years ago I had just come back to the USS Essex (LHD 2) from leave…and I was miserable! So miserable, it cost me my job, my sanity, and my freedom. For months, I dealt with horrible anxiety-…

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