Picking Your Battles

I used to look at these cute little girls with wild and crazy hair, wondering why their mothers never combed it more or put cute little barrettes in. This thought crossed my mind today as I was watching my two year old sitting on the potty, trying to get her to go like a big girl. Yes, I have learned...

Why We Can’t Have Anything Nice

I remember my life before I had kids. My husband and I were newlyweds, setting off to begin a new and exciting life together. We carted our beautiful new furniture across the US to our first duty station searching for the best place that money could afford… at our BAH rate. We had a problem though, we had a large...

To Buy or Not To Buy

Why can’t I do it? It’s not even that much money. I spend more buying miscellaneous things for my kids at Target. I’m talking about a kindle and it costs $139 right now. No, it’s not a necessity; it’s a nice to have. Is that the reason? Or does this go deeper that I don’t want to spend money...

My First Trip to the Commissary

I remember the first time I drove on base alone, armed with my new military ID card and on a mission to buy groceries. Yes, I was heading the commissary and I was hoping and praying that I wasn’t going to get in trouble or do something wrong. What first made me hesitant was the sign that loomed outside the...