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

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 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. ...


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...

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...
back to school

Back to School: A Whole New Ballgame

This week, our kids went back to school for the first time in five months.  They were masked up, but excited to be back in the classroom with other kids and their teachers.  I...
small stuff

Sweatin’ the Small Stuff

Lately, I’ve been trying a lot of new things.  I’ve been listening to new music, shopping different stores, and watching all kinds of new shows on TV.  I’m actually making these changes by choice. ...
21 years

21 Years and Counting… the Good, the Bad, and the Laughs

Recently, my husband and I celebrated 21 years of wedded bliss. Twenty-one years of marriage means I’ve been married to my husband for longer than I lived at home with my parents. It means...
love beer

The Seasoned Sipper, Part 2: Learning to Love Beer

Did I mention that I haven’t always loved beer? I tried beer… I really did! But I never found it enjoyable. So, I figured I just wasn’t a “beer person.” Turns out, I actually...