lessons learned as a law enforcement wife

12 years ago I made a commitment to enter into a relationship with a man that was strong, kind, smart and determined.  A year into that relationship we made a new commitment, one that would forever change our lives.  We became a Law Enforcement Family.  My husband took a vow to protect and serve those […]

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school’s out for summer

I love celebrating.  I am always finding ways to celebrate the little things in our life.  The Last Day of School is no exception!  As summer gets closer and closer, we are all having wonderful dreams.  No homework, sleeping in, days with nowhere to be, and the possibility of so many fun activities over the […]

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keep your chin up

don’t give up on community

Dear behind-the-scenes mom, Isn’t it easy to feel invisible in this role? Somehow we fade away behind the laundry, cute babies and even small talk, not to mention the tightly constructed guard we put up to protect ourselves from being seen with critical eyes. There are so many ways to feel unseen, unheard and disconnected in our daily […]

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10 things motherhood ruined for me

Now that the you are done basking in the warm glow of Mother’s Day, and you’re back to real life, let’s be honest with one another.  Sometimes motherhood sucks.  There aren’t any books or any advice that can fully prepare you for the changes you make in your life once you become a mother.  I […]

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let them be bored

Are your kids counting the days yet? Mine definitely are. Only seventeen more school days until summer vacation! We have so many plans for summer. Swimming. Playing volleyball. Softball games. Basketball camp. Our options seem endless. But past experience tells me there will come a point when I’ll hear those three dreaded words: “Moooooom, I’m […]

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bench warmers

It’s that time of year again! Baseball season…soccer season….softball season.  Our nights and weekends are filled with practices and games.  As busy as we are, we wouldn’t have it any other way.  I am sure you have read the articles and blogs on all the negatives associated with youth sports-many with valid points! But there […]

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