The Month Of The Military Child: An Interview With Our Five Girls

The Month Of The Military Child: An Interview With Our Five Girls

Military life is something I am extremely passionate about.  I have been "married" to the Navy for almost 14 years.  I have shared with you in Resilience in Military Spouses and Resilience in Military Spouses..Part 2 about some of the sacrifices I have made as a military spouse.  Some will never know what being married to the [...]

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MY MORNING ROUTINE

MY MORNING ROUTINE

If you are a person of all things, chances are, you have a routine.  Why? Because creating routines are essential to a successful life.  Sometimes the routine works for you, but there are times you may not work your routine.  In a previous blog, I shared with you the benefits of a routine.  There were [...]

How Imagination Helps In Raising Children

How Imagination Helps In Raising Children

While raising children, parents need to wear different hats during the day. You need to be a singer, entertainer, dancer to calm your baby, multitasking jangler of different tasks at the same time. Believe me, you learn a lot! But sometimes general approach just doesn’t work. And the advice you’ve received from your friends, also [...]

WHAT IS FOSTER CARE? WHAT PROGRAM DID CHIEF & I CHOOSE?

WHAT IS FOSTER CARE? WHAT PROGRAM DID CHIEF & I CHOOSE?

A few months ago, I shared with you my journey to becoming a foster parent.  Since writing Becoming A Foster Parent, I have been asked several questions regarding different foster care programs.  Today, I will provide some insight into foster care programs.  Be mindful, this is also dependant on your state and the foster care agency [...]

WHAT I LEARNED BY ASKING FOR HELP

WHAT I LEARNED BY ASKING FOR HELP

Sometimes taking a break helps you to regroup and gain clarity on your life. Taking breaks can be liberating, especially from things that somehow hold you hostage.  I think we all deserve a break from things even if it’s what we enjoy. Too much of anything isn’t good, right? The last two months have been [...]

Why Routines Are Important for Your Mental Health

Why Routines Are Important for Your Mental Health

Routine (noun.) a sequence of actions regularly followed; a fixed program Routines. Most commonly, we hear and refer to routines when we are talking about young children. I often hear parents talking about not wanting to get their toddler off their routine, because then they become difficult (and usually cranky!). Why is that? Well, it’s [...]