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. […]

Military Child to Military Mom

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. Listen here. When you join the United States military, you don’t just sign up for duty; you also commit […]

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 […]

5 New Mom Tips from a Military Spouse and Veteran

5 New Mom Tips from a Military Spouse and Veteran

“This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of 1 Natural Way, a TRICARE breast pump provider. All opinions are entirely my own.” I’m sharing 5 new mom tips from my experience of both a military spouse and veteran. And to start off lets give you a little background about my switch form military […]

Remembering – What will you remember looking back?

Isn’t it weird what you remember when you look back on past moments from your life? You might think that I would remember all the work I accomplished while I was in Afghanistan and all those projects I had at one time memorized. Now I can’t even remember most of them. I only remember bits […]

Improvised Explosive Device in Parenting

Improvised Explosive Device is commonly known as IEDs. IEDs are a feared device by many military members. Especially if your job is running convoys and you know each time you head out the potential to hit one on your way could happen. And although our children’s temperament is not deadly, it can certainly cause harm […]

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 […]