Radical Honesty

Authenticity, radical honesty, and simply put in the author's own word: brutiful - Glennon Doyle Melton's Love Warrior is sitting with a bookmark half way through it's pages, begging me to finish it. Seriously. It is SO raw and honest. I've laughed. I've cried. Reading this feels like when you stare directly into the sun. It's … Continue reading Radical Honesty

Deployments ARE Marathons!

Having a few races under my belt including a marathon, as well as a few deployments - I couldn't help to note some striking similarities. During shore duty, the duty stations where deployments are not a factor, my mind goes to what I call the "shore duty mental bubble". These are the tours where deployments … Continue reading Deployments ARE Marathons!

Tiny Human Advice

"My wife is really wanting a baby. She's been showing me how 'masculine' diaper bags have become," he said. I smile. "But I'm like, 'Does that fit my Camaro or motorcycle?'" he continued, "I just don't know." I nodded. "You'll never be ready. No one is," I assured him. "But the first time you look … Continue reading Tiny Human Advice

Happy Birthday Jacob! 

My kid is 7 today. My "On this day" Facebook feed is me every year exclaiming how "I can't believe he's ___ years old already!" Time is such a fluid concept both rocketing so fast and crawling by simultaneously. 7 years ago I became a mother. Parenthood changes us, beeaks us open to a different … Continue reading Happy Birthday Jacob!