Gratitude Journals

It’s Easter Sunday evening and I’m preparing my blog post for Monday. As I’m reflecting on such a busy weekend, I’m feeling a lot of gratitude. I’m so thankful for all of my friends and family members. I’m so thankful for this blog and the connections that I’ve...

Schedule Changes

Every family is unique and naturally our daily responsibilities and routines differ. In the past 6 years, our family’s routine has evolved. 6 years ago, I worked full time until shortly after my son was born. I was very blessed and lucky to have a childcare option...

Sandbag of Tricks

This week was very stressful for our family. We had more appointments than there are days in the week. While many people we meet at the VA are very friendly and helpful, we occasionally meet some employees who are NOT very nice people. Let’s face it: even if you are...

Monday Motivation

It’s hard to get started on (some) Monday mornings, even for Miss Roxie, our German Shepherd Dog. She is on the couch. She occasionally opens her eyes, grunts, and goes back to sleep. As spouses of disabled veterans, we handle challenges every day. We are determined...

Coloring as a Stress Reliever

Good morning, spouses! I want to share one of my favorite stress relievers: coloring! Coloring for grown-ups is becoming popular, and I am thrilled about it! I love art. Have you tried coloring? Here’s a few reasons to give it a try: It’s affordable. A...