Mobile WiFi On-The-Go with AT&T Unite Explore by NETGEAR #MilLifeConnected

This is a sponsored post by the AT&T/NETGEAR Wifi Family via MSB New Media, LLC When you’re a family on the go, particularly a busy military family as we are, data needs to be handy and accessible, especially if you’re a work-at-home parent like myself. We are pulled eleventy-billion directions at times, with our prescribed […]

Armpits of Fury™ Be Gone with Old Spice’s Hardest Working Collection #smellegendary

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Old Spice (P&G). My husband’s a hard working man, and always has been. In addition to his important soldier-y duties as a First Sergeant, he’s a soccer coach to eleventy-billion teams, Spider Killer Extraordinaire, Master Griller, Reacher of Tall Stuff, Lifter of Heavy Things, […]

Hosting a Community® Coffee Military Match Appreciation Breakfast

May is Military Appreciation Month, and I couldn’t be more thankful that Community® Coffee wanted me to host a little breakfast-and-coffee shindig at my house for my fellow military spouse friends in honor of their Military Match program. YES, PLEASE! I have some wonderful friends here in North Carolina, some of which are enduring a LOT of military […]

Surprise!

Surprise! We’re moving you to Fort Bragg, because you promoted, and we need First Sergeants right now, so when you get here you’ll probably get a company within a couple months. Surprise! No, no you’re not getting a company. You’ve been away too long. Oh, and you’re getting deployed. Surprise! Your husband isn’t leaving for deployment […]

How Big Brother Helps Fill Dad’s Role During Deployment #JohnsonsDaddyDos

I’ve partnered with JOHNSON’S® Baby as an ambassador. My husband readily admits that he’s not the best at “doing hair.” I’m the hair-doer in this household, whether it’s a lattice braid, heart-shaped braid, or other “Hair Experiment.” My husband celebrates when he does a ponytail (it’s kind-of adorable). While he might not style hair the […]

Deployment Thoughts

“Mom, I think you should make this barbecue chicken like this from now on..” my teen mumbled with sauce decorating the corner of her mouth. I’m not sure why I chose to make it differently this time, perhaps to save time, I guess? But I agree with her, it was the sauciest, lip-smackingly wonderful barbecue […]

Pre-Deployment Reality Check

Putting away the Valentine’s decorations feels like we’re boxing up love (even though that isn’t what we’re doing, even though it technically is) – we kept it up as late as we could this year. Putting up Easter, a holiday he won’t be here to celebrate, feels so empty and meaningless. I’m simply going through […]

Hello, 2015. Not Sure About You Yet.

I want to celebrate you. I want to toast to a “fresh start” and “new opportunities” with the flip of a calendar page. I want to slough off the old and used from 2014 to reveal shiny and new for 2015, like so many others are doing. Hopeful. Excited. Ready. But I hesitate. Your calendar’s […]

Tweet Cookies to Our Troops with Mrs. Fields @CookieMoment

Mrs. Fields is putting their money where our mouth is — literally — by teaming up with the USO to donate one Mrs. Fields cookie to soldiers for every tweet that mentions @cookiemoment through the USO’s USO2GO program. Want to help send cookies to soldiers? It’s really easy – simply click the image below and RT […]

Easy Dinner Solutions with Jimmy Dean® Frozen Entrees (& $50GC Giveaway!) #ShineAnytime

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Jimmy Dean®. My husband’s job is at it again – derailing our normal family schedule. The other night, he endured his first “staff duty” here. Staff duty is a 24-hour shift where he and another soldier help to watch over the barracks, which means spending the night at the […]