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Beauty Hacks for Hippies: Postpartum Hair Loss

My husband occasionally (often) and affectionately (mostly) refers to me as a hippy. What he means, really, is crunchy. You know, clean eating, cloth diapers, and coconut flour.  Instead of experimental drugs and free love, think essential oils and committed relationships. Sorry real hippies, after three kids and three deployments I need lots of consistency […]

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When Interracial Marriage was Illegal: The Importance of Loving Day

Loving Day celebrates June 12, 1967, when the US Supreme Court ruled to disband all anti-miscegenation laws. These laws forbid interracial marriages and were mainly focused on relationships between Caucasian and non-Caucasian individuals. They were on a state-by-state basis. Many states banned laws against interracial marriage by 1967, but the results of Loving v. Virginia […]

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May Book Club: Beneath a Scarlet Sky

If you are reading along with our Military Moms Blog Book Club, you know that our monthly selections are a variety. Our selections range between fiction and nonfiction, and our genres are limitless. I enjoy when a book is suggested by one of our members; I enjoy it even more when that choice has a […]

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“The Summer List” or How I Limit My Kids’ Summer Screen Time Without Losing my Sanity

The days are quickly approaching where my sweet school-aged children will be released from school for the summer! Home with me. All day. Every day. And a little secret: I love it. I love not having to set my alarm. I love eating dinner in our swimsuits outside by the pool. I love family movie […]

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My Dad’s Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

In honor of summertime and Father’s Day last week, I’m sharing my dad’s recipe for his amazing bourbon barbecue sauce. Not only will you use it during the summer grilling season, you’ll want to make a few extra batches to have on hand once the hectic pace of the school year gets underway. First, let me […]

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Dear Husband, What I Really Want for Mother’s Day

According to the ever popular and always factually correct Wikipedia, “Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May.” This year Mother’s […]

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