Love and Marriage · military life · pregnancy and parenthood

Conquered: My biggest fears about being a stay-at-home mom

  I started this blog when I learned that my husband and I were expecting, just two months before our cross-country move. This marked the start of an exciting journey, but also  a tough goodbye as I left 3.5 years of hard work behind me, saying goodbye to a career I had tirelessly advanced in a community I adored. But… Continue reading Conquered: My biggest fears about being a stay-at-home mom

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Love and Marriage

What I’ve learned in two years of marriage

Two years: we are practically still in the honeymoon phase - minus the fact that we are definitely not lying on a beach in Hawaii anymore.  Two years is a tiny dot in the scheme of committing our whole lives together. Regardless, it's 730 days - good and bad - of growing, learning and exploring as one. We… Continue reading What I’ve learned in two years of marriage

Love and Marriage · military life

What being a military spouse is really like

I don't really think of myself as a military spouse. I think of myself as a wife - perhaps because I don't know any other life. To me, marriage has always been and will always be marked by dreaded bouts of distance followed by highly emotional homecomings, too many acronyms to be considered English, a transient… Continue reading What being a military spouse is really like

Love and Marriage · pregnancy and parenthood

On Parenthood: one month old

The last time I celebrated monthly anniversaries was many, many years ago during my juvenile dating days. Then life happened; I grew up, got married, and suddenly celebrating love on monthly markers grew silly. That is until last month, when I met the greatest love of of all - my baby boy. It has reignited that giddy desire to… Continue reading On Parenthood: one month old