Compassion Fatigue – Symptoms and Resources – Part Two


This is Part Two of a Three part series on Compassion Fatigue. If you missed it, you can find Part One here. After realizing that something was definitely wrong with me, I started to do a little research and all my reading was pointing to the fact that I was experiencing Compassion Fatigue. What is […]

Compassion Fatigue – One Wife’s Story


There are two sides to every story. My side is hard for me to write. If you’ve been following our story from the beginning you’ll know that I had suspected for years that Gerry may have PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). He came back from his Afghanistan tour of duty different. It wasn’t dramatic at the […]

There was NO WAY I’d ever be a Military Wife… EVER!


Many years ago, when I was much younger and less experienced in life I was in a relationship with a young man who was a reservist in the military. He was a nice enough guy, but our relationship was doomed from the start. We had very different world views and goals, but he was cute […]

Motivate Your Child Giveaway!

motivate your child

Parenting is one of the greatest joys as well as the greatest challenge of my life. If you’re anything like me, you spend much of your time wondering if you’re doing a good job and what could help you do a better job! I love to read and am always on the lookout for great […]

6 Sanity Strategies for Homeschooling in the Winter

homeschooling in the winter

I have a love/hate relationship with winter. I love that the weather keeps us indoors more, which means we tend to get a lot more schooling done. I hate that a 1200 square foot home with 7 people crammed in it for 6 straight months is a mental breakdown (or several) begging for a place to happen. […]