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Have Courage

Have Courage

Every year, at about this time, I begin to focus on the year to come. So many of us make New Years Resolutions, set goals, or perhaps reflect on what the past year delivered. The practice that I have come to love, however, is choosing a word with intention. Why Do...

Manuals for Christmas

Manuals for Christmas

It’s the gift giving season, and this year, I have it all figured out!  I don’t need to shop, wrap or worry because I have the perfect gift for absolutely everyone on my list!  It is called ‘A Manual’.  I have a list of expectations written down for how...

Tales of a Middle School Lacrosse Coach

Tales of a Middle School Lacrosse Coach

I absolutely loved coaching middle school girls. If you are a teen mom a daughter, that may sound crazy, but it is the honest truth. Lacrosse, here in the south, is about as common as building a snowman. Lacrosse in the south is growing like a toddler, but few people...

8 Tips for a Mom of a Marine at Bootcamp

8 Tips for a Mom of a Marine at Bootcamp

The Countdown Begins - 13 weeks to go This will be a crazy time for you Mom, it is ok. Acknowledge that your feelings are all over the place, this is what we call, normal. It is impossible to explain to someone that hasn't gone through this experience, how you are...

10 tips to prepare you to be a Marine Corp Mom

10 tips to prepare you to be a Marine Corp Mom

We are a military family. I married a United States Marine over 27 years ago. I am so proud that my husband served his country honorably. With 4 children, I knew my odds of having a child want to follow in my husbands footsteps was fairly high. What I didn't expect,...

Moving Mountains one Roadblock at a Time

Moving Mountains one Roadblock at a Time

Sometimes, we let the roadblocks get bigger than our goals. 6 years ago, when we moved to TN from NJ, I decided I wanted to start a blog. I have always loved to write, it would be a way to put some of the journey that was a bit out of the box on "paper" and perhaps,...