Chronic Illness & Family Adjustment

My husband is working hard toward sainthood by being married to me.  This isn't a traditional "I love my husband" post.  Instead, this is an acknowledgement post - an acknowledgment that living with a chronic illness within a family member has a significant impact on family functioning. Depending on how my autoimmune disorder is acting depends … Continue reading Chronic Illness & Family Adjustment

Little Moments of Joy

I've said it before, and I'll say it again - parenting is hard work!   Then again, life-ing is hard work.  When you think you've got something down, a curve ball gets thrown in your direction, and you have to adjust your swing.   Some people adjust to change seamlessly.  Others, like myself, need a … Continue reading Little Moments of Joy

Family Resources at New Installations

Every new duty location brings a new set of resources to identify and locate.  Now that I am a mother, I have changed my outlook on what type of resources I need to identify. Since returning to the Church in late-2012, my first stop on an installation is now typically the local chapel.  It's nice to … Continue reading Family Resources at New Installations

Tapestry of a Move

As I referenced in a post last week, my family's upcoming move is a time that allows me to take assessment of my priorities, and really line them up to see where I want to focus in this next home.  This is a daunting task, when I look at what activities I am currently involved … Continue reading Tapestry of a Move

Memories I Will Cherish

I once blogged about my son's birth story, which you can read about here.  And, while my daughter's birth story was nowhere near as traumatic as her older brother's, I would be remiss if I didn't devote a little blog space to Lil' Miss. E graced us with her presence in fantastically quick time - a … Continue reading Memories I Will Cherish