How do Military and Motherhood Intersect

For 2017, I am doing a weekly series on why the military actually prepares you for motherhood. You probably didn’t realize the military and motherhood intersect. I will use military terms and relate them to motherhood. I will also draw on my past experiences as a military member. Some of the words seem rather odd, like […]

My Transition From Military Leader to Stay at Home Mom

I always thought going to Afghanistan would be my hardest life experience.  Here is my story of what it was like to transition from military leader to stay at home mom.  I went to college after high school because that is what everyone does (right?) at least that’s what all my friends were doing. For […]

Home for the Holidays – Should Service Members Go Home

Sometimes going home for the holidays feels like more work than would be worth the effort. So it is important to think about the best option for you as a military member when deciding what to do for this holiday season. Especially during a year with COVID where traveling could be restricted by leadership making […]

A Joint Mission in Afghanistan: My Deployment Story

Shortly after arriving in Afghanistan, I was able to part of a joint mission between the French Task Force and the Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT). We had done a quick visit down to Southern Tagab before the team we replaced left. And our team decided it would be a great opportunity to team up with […]

International Development Takes Time

This post contains affiliate links My military career led me to directly connect to international development. As such, I have been given some amazing opportunities. One of these being sharing my experience with The Engineering Career Coach. Leading up to the interview questions were sent back and forth. Since I write about my deployment experience often […]