Caregiver Book Recommendation

Happy Saturday glue-gals and glue-guys! I went crazy cleaning this morning and ended up dehydrated and sick… I laid down on the couch for a few minutes before I had to get up to type this post! (So I have to be quick!) You see, She Is The Glue is my passion...

Summer Vacation

It’s Monday! Back to “regular life.” I’m so happy to put up a new blog post today. We were so blessed and lucky to have my in-laws visit the past few weeks. My in-laws are amazing people and having them around is so wonderful! We had fun with...

Passing Knowledge On: Burn Pits

Happy Monday Glue-gals and Glue-guys, All of my fellow veteran spouses hold a special place in my heart. It is my goal to encourage spouses of disabled veterans to live a happy, healthy life. Therefore, it’s important to me to share information that may be...

Small Bits of Joy

Back in the Swing of Things! June has been a busy month for my family. My husband was in the hospital for a week due to an infection. Our son finished his school year, and my in-laws have been out visiting. We’ve had so much going on. It’s been a busy start to summer!...

Hope for the Future

In our household, a lot of focus has been on disability claims and doctor appointments. We’ve spent hours gathering proof of injuries. For the past decade, we have had an uphill battle to receive proper acknowledgement of these injuries from government agencies and...

My Favorite TV Show

My favorite TV show, (Blindspot on NBC), had it’s season finale last night so I have TV on my mind today! I respect that everyone has a different opinion regarding watching TV; I’m in the camp that media in moderation can be a great thing. I really enjoy catching my...

Do You Hold Yourself to Unrealistic Standards?

No matter how diligently I work to clean and organize, I still don’t get the house to the level of clean that I aspire to. I grew up in a meticulously clean house; my parents modeled excellent habits for us and the habits were so ingrained that cleaning was...

A Caregiver’s Quest for Fitness

As a caregiver (and a mother), I devote the majority of my time to caring for my husband and children. I am honored to serve my family, but it is physically exhausting and mentally draining. I want you to know, my dear fellow veteran spouse, you aren’t alone in your...

Two Simple Rules

With my birthday fast approaching, and Mother’s Day not too far away, this is the perfect time to talk about special occasions. My husband has chronic fatigue syndrome, post-traumatic stress, and a traumatic brain injury, in addition to other medical issues. With each...