It is Important for Moms to know Self-Defense

A couple of weeks ago the moms group I’m a part of (Mothers of Preschoolers) had a guest speaker who taught us about self-defense. At first it seemed like an odd topic. Why would you need to know self-defense? Isn’t karate more of a sport than something practical. Apparently not. The speaker informed the audience […]

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 […]

Raising Boys

Back when my son was a few weeks, old my mom suggested reading Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys, because I grew up in a family of girls and did not know much about boys. Even though my little man wasn’t technically in any of the stages yet, I decided reading it while breast-feeding […]