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"I am a passionate traveler, and from the time I was a child, travel formed me as much as my formal education." -- David Rockefeller

Traveling with Kids: It’s Worth the Hassle

“Because getting there is half the fun. You know that.” — Clark W. Griswold (National Lampoon’s Vacation) Sometimes I feel like this quote from one of my favorite movies should really say, “Getting there is half the work …” When it comes to family vacations, it seems like we spend more time packing and preparing for […]

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Feeling Invisible in an Awards and Promotions Driven World

Won any awards lately?  Any big promotions on the horizon?  Eh, me either girl, you’re in good company here.  It turns out we’re not the only ones who struggle with feeling invisible, and with a moniker like the silent ranks, it’s not difficult to imagine why a military spouse might feel unnoticed in this awards […]

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Dear Mom of a Large Family

I see you. You’ve got your hands and heart full. Whether you’re mothering four children or eight, you’re upping the kids per household average with a lot of love and probably some serious personal sanity. Most likely you are juggling multiple stages and ages full of unique joys and challenges. You’re changing a blowout diaper […]

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If My Daughters Decide to Serve

Thanks to our three daughters, my husband and I feel like we live in a pink world: a world filled with the musings of a certain British-accented porcine princess, fairies, ponies, and the like. While I enjoy existing in a strawberry frosted doughnut universe, I know it won’t last forever. The Disney princess costumes will […]

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