Christa

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Christa is a wife, mother, military spouse, and an educator.
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...
Thanksgiving

Reinventing Thanksgiving

Last Thanksgiving was a complete and utter disaster for me! I didn’t burn the turkey, drop a pie, or drink too much.  The food was actually great!  The holiday fell apart shortly after dinner...
fall pumpkin

I’ll take Fall… But, Hold the Pumpkin Please!

It’s that season again… pumpkin spice everything! From lattes to muffins, candies, breads, pancakes, pasta, sauces, and everything in between. When I say everything… I mean everything. Can I be honest? Don’t hate me,...
clean out

Here and Now: The Clean Out between Childhood and Teenager

I just moved cross country and I took this opportunity to clean out some old bins in my kids’ rooms.  Well to be completely honest, I didn’t WANT to clean out the bins, but...