Summertime. A time for relaxing by the pool or sipping lemonade on the front porch. A time for sleeping in and vegging out in front of some sort of screen. A time for catching up with your favorite book or podcast. A time for new adventures on the road or a trip down the shore. … Continue reading I Had to Balance Working From Home While Having the Kids Home for the Summer… How I Did Not Lose My Marbles.
We Got the Keys… Keys… Keys…
Closing Day! Or rather code, code, code- just cause, you know, we have a keyless entry door and all. Well, we made it. I was pretty positive we would but still in this market, you never quite know what can and/or will happen. When we found out we were coming to Florida for my husband’s… Continue reading We Got the Keys… Keys… Keys…
Just a Black Girl Living in an Abercrombie World
The incredibly true story of how I got involved with one of the Whitest, most horrible companies on the planet Earth. And how I got out. 2008 was a tough year for a college graduate. Our country was in an economic recession and finding a job was super challenging. I had decided to study Psychology… Continue reading Just a Black Girl Living in an Abercrombie World
Making (Military) Money Moves
... during PCS season You have heard the story by now. The PCS from hell. The one where they didn’t send enough packers and then half our stuff ended up broken or unuseable. The one where we didn’t find out orders until 3 weeks before “Go-Time.” The one where my truck couldn’t finish the trip… Continue reading Making (Military) Money Moves
Don’t make me get my duffel bag!
Parenting Hack Number 1: There are no hacks. This is your life now. These kids don’t listen. giphy.com, http://www.nbc.com/good-girls They say I’m a bit of a control freak. I’m not really sure who they are. And not sure how I feel about that name per say, but if I’m being honest with myself, which I… Continue reading Don’t make me get my duffel bag!
A Dream Deferred
A post about still trying to figure it out. Marvel Comics was born after Stan Lee had already been writing and editing comic books for 40 years. JK Rowling was 36 when Harry Potter was first published. Viola Davis didn’t receive her big break until she was 43. And it took the legendary Toni Morrison… Continue reading A Dream Deferred
What to Expect When You’re Expecting… Orders.
Aww Jessica Day, it's okay. Army moving isn't sad... it's an adventure! Change is the only constant thing in life. Well that and death and taxes. But that is not why we are here today is it? You came here because you are just so dang interested in military life. Admit it. This lifestyle intrigues… Continue reading What to Expect When You’re Expecting… Orders.
This pesky bitch somehow always finds a way to strike... Writer's block is real, y'all I love to run. I've always been fast and as a kid I was very athletic. I played softball, basketball, and ran track. Running was essential and speed was my weapon. As an adult, I am shamefully not as athletic… Continue reading The Anxiety
Who’s Gonna Advocate for You?
Spoiler alert... it's you! I've spent the better part of the last ten years studying on how I can better understand my kids' needs so that I could be the best advocate for them that I could possibly be. I have spent the majority of my career developing and mentoring young talent and advocating… Continue reading Who’s Gonna Advocate for You?
The Modest Millennial
To most, this title doesn't make sense. Generation Y, also known as millennials, are regarded as the "me" generation, a generation made up of folks who are mostly concerned about taking care of themselves and pursuing their own interests. This is my generation. A generation that saw its people choose education and career over family. … Continue reading The Modest Millennial