Military

Memorial Day — A Look Back

Memorial Day — A Look Back

Memorial Day — A Look Back As an active duty military wife for 7 1/2 years the patriotic holidays — Veterans Day, The Fourth of July, and especially Memorial Day, have taken on an entirely different meaning. Sure I love spending time with family and […]

Memorial Day ~ Remembering Robert Romero

Memorial Day ~ Remembering Robert Romero

    This is my Grandpa–Merced Ralph Romero, though he went by Ralph. He served in the Army.   Actually, there were five boys in the Romero family, and every single one of them served in the Army. Including Robert.   This is my great […]

The Honor And Importance of Being the Face of the United States of America Military

The Honor And Importance of Being the Face of the United States of America Military

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser Gillette fusion proglide. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias #SmoothSummer The next time you see a special event taking place in or around DC on the TV I want you to stop a […]

Sharing a Coffee-mate Moment with my All-American Hero

Sharing a Coffee-mate Moment with my All-American Hero

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser Nestle Coffee-Mate #CollectiveBias #CMSalutingHeroes It’s no secret by now that the military has played a HUGE […]

Freedom

Freedom

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal As a female I’m allowed to vote, allowed to go to college. Across the ocean a woman my same age dares not even voice her opinion on politics, for fear of retribution–she’s […]

Every Day Heroes

Every Day Heroes

I feel so blessed to have gotten to know so many men and women who serve our country during the time my husband was in the Coast Guard. Getting to hang out with a bunch of Coasties is definitely a unique experience! While they are […]

How Do They Do It? My insights on military service

How Do They Do It? My insights on military service

 How Do They Do It? My insights on military service “Oh, I admire you so much because I just couldn’t do it” Words that I heard many, many times through my many moves, deployment, and separations from hubby as a military spouse. But you want […]

Dinner with the Smileys

Dinner with the Smileys

Deployments Suck. They really just do. 2011 was the hardest year in my life so far and a large part of that had to do with my husband’s deployment to Cuba when Amber was a toddler and Tyler was a baby. Thankfully he came back […]

Commissary Coupons

Commissary Coupons

You might remember from How to Survive Shopping with Two Kids that we did all of our shopping at the Commissary when we lived near D.C. and Boston. I was always amazed at just how much I saved by shopping there, even if it was […]

Thankfullness

Thankfullness

I am thankful…. for my Great Uncle Robert who went to Vietnam as a medic and died trying to help a wounded solider. For each of his brothers that also served in the military. For both my Grandpas who served in the Navy and the Army. […]