A Little Care Going Along Way

Care Package Ideas and Themes: Korea Edition One of my favorite things to do to countdown the time during a deployment or long rotation is to send care packages or letters every month. In the age of email, FB, Facetime and countless other ways to communicate instantly, the use of snail mail is gone toContinue reading “A Little Care Going Along Way”

Fancy Coffee Friday

We are all about treating ourselves as the days pass through our current deployment. I shared how we celebrate each Monday with Muffins but we have added a few more ways to celebrate also. Our school schedule is set up so that we leave Friday open for extras and catch up which means Friday morningsContinue reading “Fancy Coffee Friday”

Staying Intentional

During deployments or long term rotations, TDY, time apart military or not it is so important for me to have things to intentionally fill my time so that I don’t get lost in the emotions or the anxiety. In the weeks leading up to time apart or deployments, I like to brainstorm all the thingsContinue reading “Staying Intentional”

Summer School or School in the Summer

I like to think of our school year as having 3 parts. Fall, Spring, Summer. Fall and Spring is when I choose a curriculum and fill in the rest with extracurricular activities and co-ops, etc. But in the summer most of our sports stop and piano pauses and scouts take a break. This leave timeContinue reading “Summer School or School in the Summer”

Silent Day, Holy Night Blog Tour

Let’s all get in the mood for Christmas with this blog tour and giveaway for Silent Days, Holy Night by Phyllis Clark Nichols, hosted by JustRead Tours. Personal Review: I adored this book. It was sweet and innocent. It had a Hallmark movie feel without romance, which for me was a nice surprise. I likedContinue reading “Silent Day, Holy Night Blog Tour”

Independence Day

As usual on a southern summer day the rain started in the afternoon but the kids had a blast! The idea was Charlotte’s of course but she convinced her reserved brother to join in on the fun. After the rain went away the temps went down we made our way to the fireworks show onContinue reading “Independence Day”

Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

I saw this book floating around Instagram and other book bloggers were raving about it but then I saw the movie pop up on Netflix! If there is a movie based on a book I prefer to read the book before the movie. That Netflix release gave me the push I needed to add thisContinue reading “Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society”