Among other things, this giveaway will include a two-night stay at Cheyenne Mountain Colorado Springs on Dec. 15-17 or Dec. 22-24 AND a 30-minute Skype session on the resort’s 120-inch big screen for the family to connect with its deployed loved one.
Tonight, after I put my kids to bed and finally had a moment to myself, I thought of the ways I inadvertently give people in my life my emotional and sometimes physical leftovers. No, I am not talking about food anymore. I am talking about giving those we love the most in our life, the cold and unappealing leftovers of our day. 
If you want to continue to use your social media accounts to stand out as the "real" mom in the midst of the posed, filtered masses, by all means, you do you. But don't expect me to join in. Instead, you'll find me over here posting about how perfect my life is, because those are the moments that I want to remember. Those are the memories that I want my children to have.
Ask yourself the following question: How will I spend the next 50 birthdays? We spend countless hours planning and celebrating our kids’ birthdays, but rarely take a moment to think of our own.
“Dad,” she beamed, “I’m so glad you’re home. I really miss you when you’re gone. But I’m also glad when you come home because Mommy makes dinner again.”
Date night is not my favorite term. In fact, it is a term that grates on my nerves a bit. Some people don’t like “moist” or “panties”. I will take either over “date night”. Nonetheless, my husband and I decided some form of “us time” was required so we could remember how to have a conversation without the 101 interruptions of our sweet but chatty 5 year old.
A couple of weeks ago a group of friends and I were discussing our marriages. We have all been married in spans ranging from 5-17 years. The topic came up as to whether or not we were still attracted...
A few months ago, I finished up a yoga class with a few balance poses. These were not hard poses. They were poses I had done for a while. But for some reason, I couldn't seem to find my...
Of all the nuances of military life - frequent relocations, long overnight work hours, always changing schedules, etc. - the thing that can take the biggest toll on a military family's life is the separation that comes with a...
Having kids changes your relationship. It's as simple as that. For anyone who says it doesn't, I'd love to hear about how having your spouse watch you give birth didn't change how they viewed you. Or how constantly having kids...

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