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The Talk

So yesterday I ran into one of the parents of girls who attend daycare with my daughters. She told me that her daughter was groped by one of the little boys. Now before you’re thinking I’m over reacting, we’re talking…

Mom Saves the Book

I think I get a cool mom prize today. Not for building my kids a swing set or actually making them homemade cookies. No, today I saved a book. Today started like any other day. I got the girls up…

Front Leaning Rest Position, Move!

So my kids have listening issues. Kind of like the vikings from How to Train Your Dragon on with less self sufficiency. My own yelling at them in return for this misbehavior has created, yeah, you guessed it, more yelling.…

Standing Still…For Once

Those who know me know I have a hard time sitting still. I’ve always got something going on, something that prevents me from sitting down on the couch and veging out. Which is odd because if you knew me as…

The Adventures of Stunt Baby

The weekend started for me at 0200 Saturday morning as I hopped in a vehicle and headed to the Tuscon Airport for my flight back to Fort Hood. After landing in Dallas, I get a phone call from my mom,…

The Swingset from Hell…But Fun

Okay so the next time I raise my hand and say, I think I’ll build my kids a swingset, someone slap me. Everything hurts. When I say everything, I mean from the top of my head where I hit it…

The Rituals that Keep Us Sane Pt 1

Deployment Rituals I’m discovering that I have certain deployment rituals, things that give me a sense of comfort in the world that now has a husband sized hole in it. This is the first deployment that he’s been gone that…

Deployment Sucks

This Week Sucked It took until Friday for my daughter to break down. I heard a noise from across the house then nothing. Then I heard it again. I padded across the floor and heard her heartbreaking sobs. I walk…

The closer it gets

It’s getting closer. The thought of my husband deploying again and knowing I’m stuck back here, waiting for the phone calls and the emails is slowly but surely eating away at me. It keeps me up at night, it affects…