12 Strong Movie Cast and Crew Interview – In Theatres January 19th

Travel and accommodations were provided by Warner Bros. Pictures to attend a press junket for their new movie, “12 Strong.” #WBsponsored You know what happened on 9/11. Discover the untold story of what happened next when 12 soldiers became the greatest heroes the world never knew… until now. “12 Strong” in theaters January 19th. Do you remember where […]

Join the “12 Strong” Twitter Party Event 1/17 8pm ET #12StrongMovie

This a sponsored event for Warner Bros Pictures about the new movie, “12 Strong.” #WBsponsored Last week, I had the honor to travel to LA and see a press screening of the new movie “12 Strong” by Warner Bros Pictures in theaters January 19th. I’m honored to host a special event on Twitter Wednesday January 17th at […]

Saying More Than “Thanks!” to Vets This Veterans Day #sharefolgers

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The Folger Coffee Company. The opinions and text are all mine. We drove over an hour to get to my endocrinologist appointment that morning. My husband left work early in order to take me, having to return afterward, so he was in Army uniform. […]

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! 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 […]