Category: Military

Patriotic Star Toddler Craft

Patriotic Star Toddler Craft

After our Father’s Day craft fiasco, I applied my lessons learned to the next craft. Between Memorial Day and Fourth of July, and simply being a military family, patriotic crafts are a wonderful thing to do with kiddos. Especially toddlers and preschoolers who just love to paint. I started this craft up after nap time Sunday afternoon. I asked my son if he wanted to paint and SURE he said. Then I backed up a bit and said wait do you want a snack? (Cause, you know, no one wants to have a hangry toddler) and he said, “not yet, […]

Posted May 22, 2018 by Julie in Military, Parenting, / 2 Comments
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Surviving as a New Military Mom

Surviving as a New Military Mom

This is a sponsored conversation on behalf of The Breastfeeding Shop via SoFluential Media. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Being a Military Mom is a unique challenge because, in addition to the life-altering changes that having a new baby means for a family, you also tend to live far apart from the rest of your family, and your spouse may be away for long periods of time. Read some tips to help survive as a new military mom.     Find your Mom Tribe The military lifestyle makes us more nomadic, which pulls us from our extended families and […]

Posted May 18, 2018 by Julie in Military, Parenting, Sponsored, / 6 Comments
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Side-Hustle Series: Interview with Butter Angels Handcrafted Skin Care

Side-Hustle Series: Interview with Butter Angels Handcrafted Skin Care

I am enjoying interviewing professionals and mom bosses about their line of work or their side hustles. Today I am sharing an interview with military entrepreneur Rolande Sumner who started a business called Butter Angels Handcrafted Skin Care. Tell us a little about yourself and your business. Why did you select it and how did you get started? I’m a US Army veteran, a mom, and a wife. During my military service, I decided to create my own natural skin care to address my dry skin. After many years of trial, error, education, and mentorship, I developed highly effective products made […]

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Side-Hustle Series: Interview with Maison de Macarons

Side-Hustle Series: Interview with Maison de Macarons

I am enjoying interviewing professionals and women bosses about their line of work or their side hustles. Today I am sharing an interview with Sarah of Maison de Macarons. Tell us a little about yourself and your business. Why did you select it and how did you get started? Being a military spouse it is not always easy to find a job every three or four years. I have been a consultant for a direct sales company and even when that worked at that specific duty station, coming to a huge military community such as Fort Hood, direct sales consultants of […]

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Side Hustle Series: Changing How We Look At SEO

Side Hustle Series: Changing How We Look At SEO

  Changing How We Look At SEO; Daniel Anton’s Story * This is a sponsored post*   Have you ever wanted something so bad but unsure how to start? I’m sure you’ve heard several rags to riches story of those that have really made something of themselves but start off with nothing. These stories are inspiring, uplifting and making us believe that we too can create something ourselves. For Daniel Anton, his story began when he was a teenager. He always loved tinkering with computers and soon realized his passion could be turned into a career. After graduating college he […]

Posted November 21, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Military, Sponsored, Work, / 0 Comments
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Veterans Day Crafts and Activities for Young Kids

Veterans Day Crafts and Activities for Young Kids

As a military family, I’m always curious to see what others are doing to recognize Veterans Day. My son is just getting to the age where he can start understanding what it means that Daddy is in the military, and I think it helps to do activities to help in learning. I collected a list of these fun Veteran’s Day crafts and activities you can do with your children too.   Veteran’s Day Activities Here are some lovely activities to recognize Veterans Day from a fellow blogger in my tribes, Babies to Bookworms. I love the camouflage sensory bin idea! I […]

Posted November 7, 2017 by Julie in Military, Parenting, / 2 Comments
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Side-Hustle Series: Interview with Military Social Media Guru, Jenny

Side-Hustle Series: Interview with Military Social Media Guru, Jenny

I am enjoying interviewing professionals about their line of work or their side hustles. Today I am sharing an interview with Jenny Hale – The Military Social Media Guru.   Tell us a little about yourself and your business. Why did you select it and how did you get started? I am a military social media and marketing strategist/consultant. I work with military spouse and veteran entrepreneurs to bridge the gap between the way the military markets to their community and how the civilian sector markets. I teach clients how the “other side” thinks and how to change the way […]

Posted June 27, 2017 by Julie in Military, Work, / 0 Comments
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How to Downsize your Home when Planning to Move

How to Downsize your Home when Planning to Move

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of CORT for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Moving is hard, I get that.  This word can cause someone to experience feelings of dread and anxiety. I’m certainly one of those people and am staring down our upcoming move with my fair share of worry. Several years ago, we upgraded our home and moved into a very large, luxurious house. We quickly filled the house with more furniture and all kinds of stuff after we had our baby. Now, we’re tasked with going in the opposite direction and trying […]

Posted June 8, 2017 by Julie in Home, Military, Organize, Sponsored, TopPosts, / 0 Comments
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DIY a Long Distance Care Package for your Spouse

DIY a Long Distance Care Package for your Spouse

“You just want a boyfriend in a jar,” my friends would say to me. This was in back high school when all I really wanted was a boyfriend, but also my own life. So my friends would tease me that I needed a boyfriend I could store in a jar, and take out to play with whenever I wanted, and then put back on the shelf whenever I wanted to spend time with them instead. It was funny at the time, but the concept stuck in my mind. Do I want a husband in a jar? Is that what I have […]

Posted September 15, 2016 by Julie in Giveaways, Love, Military, / 20 Comments
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What it’s really like to be a Military Spouse, my guest post at The Mama Nurse

What it’s really like to be a Military Spouse, my guest post at The Mama Nurse

I am excited to be a featured guest post today at The Mama Nurse in her Women Who Inspire feature. I am talking about what it’s really like to be a Military Spouse. A quick excerpt of the post is below (because I just had to share my infographic with you) but you can read the full post at The Mama Nurse.     It is my opinion that military spouses go through a cycle of emotions similar to the process of grief. In a way, we are grieving for the absence of our partner during this time, as well […]

Posted May 20, 2016 by Julie in Guest Posts, Military, TopPosts, / 13 Comments
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