Let Them Be the Hero

So often, I rush in as the mom to "help" my husband with the kids. Regardless of whether or not he asks for my help. Especially after a deployment, it is so incredibly easy to just jump in and handle any situation with the kids. I've been doing it the whole deployment anyway, so why … Continue reading Let Them Be the Hero

And….The Honeymoon Is Over

Well, not really. It's just back to work and regular life. We've had the best time over the last few days just spending time as a family and reconnecting and getting out and about! The 4th of July was great - celebrated by going to a parade (complete with puking Jacob as he gagged on a … Continue reading And….The Honeymoon Is Over

Freedom

Ahhh, Independence Day. Yes, the big one for our country, but also the one that's a bit more personal for our family, and for me. I ran my first run yesterday. The first solo-non-stroller-pushing/non-dreadmill trail run in about a year. No races. No bib numbers. No PRs or time clocks. No having to ensure the minions in … Continue reading Freedom

What Homecomings Are REALLY Like

Most of us are familiar with this image: With all the romance and nostalgia this photo evokes, you might be led to believe we military folk lead extraordinarily dramatic lives. Well, we do. Sort of. For some, the deployments get easier. I don't agree. The longer we are together, I seem to love him more … Continue reading What Homecomings Are REALLY Like