You Can Tell My Daughter This, But Not That

It’s become quite popular these days to talk about why you shouldn’t say this or that to my daughter. A little old lady in the grocery store tells my daughter she’s pretty, and all of a sudden it’s an Open Letter To That Woman – Why My Daughter Is More Than Pretty. Well – yes. Yes, she is. But other […]

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Thin Blue Line Shopping!

You guys! Today is a fun one for me, and I hope for you, too! Grab your coffee and pull up a chair! If you’re following this blog as a police wife, you probably found me through one of my from-the-heart posts about life as a police family. We all have different schedules, unique challenges, and unpredictable days, but at […]

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Leave Room For Wonder

My oldest turned 7 on Sunday. Somehow the tiny babe I grew in my own body, and carried in my arms, is now getting too heavy for me to hold. The hours that used to drag by slowly have turned into years that are slipping away. The days are full to the brim, and sometimes the day ends with too […]

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Today, I’m Thinking Of You

Today I’m thinking of you. You felt such joy inside you when you first knew, and you counted down the months until you held her. You watched him kick on the screen and you couldn’t help but smile when you first heard his heartbeat. You started making lists of names, before you even knew the gender. Your happiness overflowed from […]

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Rug, Mud, Finding Beauty At Home

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Little kids and beautiful home decor – I feel there needs to be a whole how-to series just on that! Balancing my own love of home decor with the craziness of raising all my tiny humans = struggle bus sometimes! I have no problem finding that perfect rug, gorgeous chair, those clean floors and beautifully minimal white walls, but I […]

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He’s Just A Man

Is he a symbol or a man? To you, he is a symbol of something more. He’s a faceless uniform that walks the streets. You see his blue, you see his gun and shield. You see his car on the side of the road, and instinctively check to make sure you’re not speeding. You point him out to your child […]

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Keeping Marriage Alive In The Trenches

Marriage in the trenches! I always think of this blog as motherhood-with-an-extra-side-of-police-life, but in the last several weeks, the majority of questions I’ve gotten from all of you have actually been about marriage. Several of you specifically asked about our “perfect marriage,” or “how do we do it” and while I struggled with how to answer you all while respecting […]

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I Am The Wife

I am the wife that sits alone, wondering if I will hear his voice. I am the wife that packs up the kids and goes to parties, school events, family functions and holiday dinners – with or without him. I am the wife that will never skip that kiss goodbye – because if today is his last day, I want […]

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Setting A Routine To Build Confidence In Kids

Sharing today about the kids’ routine chart! Several of you asked for more details on the chart I mentioned in this post, and how I get the kids to stick with it. Children love routine! It gives a sense of security and confidence when they know what’s going to happen next. As they get older, that knowledge also brings a […]

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