A Fourth Trimester of Deployment?

A Fourth Trimester of Deployment?

Ten years after coming home from deployment and six years of being a mom has taught me to relook and refocus to see what motherhood can teach me about military life. I now look at a deployment similar to how I look at pregnancy. And while the similarities are uncanny there are also distinct differences. […]

The Importance of Self-Care and What I Learned

The Importance of Self-Care and What I Learned

What do you think of when you think of self-care? Do you think of your mental health or even getting a massage every once in a while? But self-care is more than focusing on your mental health and taking a break. It also includes taking care of yourself physically, like going to the doctor. This […]

Military Child to Military Mom

Military Child to ROTC hopeful to Military Mom – Episode 16 *This post contains affiliate links Welcome to episode 16 of Women of the Military Podcast. In today’s episode, your host Amanda Huffman interviews Elaine Brye. When you join the United States military, you don’t just sign up for duty; you also commit your loved […]

For Our Children: The Importance of Healing from Your Past

This post was done in partnership with Stress Health, an initiative of the Center for Youth Wellness, but all opinions are my own. As a child, the environment you grow up is normal. It doesn’t matter if you grow up in a loving family or if you have to deal with a difficult childhood. The way […]

Motherhood Wasn’t What I Expected

Motherhood Wasn’t What I Expected

My journey from military to motherhood didn’t go quite like I expected. Go and have children they said… You can stay at home with the kids and life will be easy… So…I took the bait, but they were wrong. So very wrong. Before I left the military behind to become a stay at home mom […]