Christa

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Christa is a wife, mother, military spouse, and an educator.
St Nicholas Day

Happy St. Nicholas Day…With a Twist

Several years ago, we lived in a townhome in a lovely little neighborhood.  We loved our neighbors – which is good since our houses were close – we shared driveways, yards, and we could...
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Bedwetting – The Quiet Struggle

My first baby potty trained in just a day.  She was just short of two years old, woke up one morning, and told us she was tired of wearing diapers and wasn’t going to...
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Heartbreak Hotel: Tips for Dealing with Teen Heartbreak

Watching our kids, more specifically our teens, go through heartbreak — their first heartbreak — isn’t easy.  I found that out firsthand this week.  Just because they’re kids, doesn’t mean their feelings aren’t big...
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Labor Day Barbecue Favorites For Any Size Crowd

Labor Day - It’s a long weekend and many of us are celebrating with a day off and a little bit of extra time spent with family and friends.  Extra time with friends and...
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Thanks for the memory, Facebook. But these may be my favorite parenting years...

Yesterday, I was flipping through my Facebook feed, mindlessly looking through posts from old friends and ads for things that I vaguely remember mentioning a day or two ago to my husband (How does...
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We Don’t Eat Out…

We don’t eat out much.  I know, I know – in the age of Uber Eats and Grub Hub, working parents, pandemics, and strange times – this might seem odd. But it’s true.  Now...
Summer Salad

Five Family-Approved Summer Dinner Salads

The summer months are just around the corner.  That means the sun will be out and the weather will (hopefully) be heating up.  When the thermometer goes up, my desire to heat up my...
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Five Things Military Life Has Taught My Kids

I have been married to my husband for 22 years.  During our marriage, we have moved ten times and lived in six different states.  Did I mention we also have two beautiful kids?  Our...
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I Have a Confession to Make: I Don’t Have a Tribe.

I have a confession to make.  I don’t have a “tribe.”  I’m part of many groups – mom groups, professional groups, social media groups – but I wouldn’t say I have a tribe. When I...
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Laundry Moments

Today, my son did the laundry.  I didn’t ask him to do it.  It wasn’t on his list of chores to do. I just came home from grocery shopping to find the three baskets...