Christa

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Christa is a wife, mother, military spouse, and an educator.
Labor Day barbecue

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...
military family

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...
tribe

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...
laundry

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...
mom

If You Give a Mom a Minute

If you give a mom a minute…. you know, an actual quiet moment to herself with no one asking for help, calling her name, or using her as a makeshift, in-house jungle gym, she’ll...
joy

Joy in the Simple Things

I’m going to be completely honest and I’m sure this won’t go over well with everyone.  2020 hasn’t been so bad for my family.  Now, don’t hate me right away — hear me out. ...
marco

Marco??

I have two absolutely fabulous friends!  We’ve been friends for somewhere in the neighborhood of thirty-five years.  We always sent a Christmas card or holiday letter with updates.  We attended each other’s weddings, celebrated...