DID YOU KNOW? 1 in 8 couples struggle to build a family and 7.3 million American women experience difficulty in conceiving. Infertility does not discriminate based on race, religion, sexuality or economic status. You never know how badly you want something until you are told that it may not be possible. It is up to all of us… Continue reading National Infertility Awareness week is happening now April 23-29, 2017
Something that is very near and dear to my heart. Whether or not a woman wants to have children is a very personal decision. Unfortunately, it’s also one of those things that everyone seems to feel empowered to comment on. People react to the idea of women not having children with total disbelief, shock, and… Continue reading Things to NEVER say to a child-free woman
Magic’s Lemon bars Ingredients: 1 cup unsalted butter, melted ½ cup powdered sugar 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour Lemon filling: 2 cups sugar 4 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon baking powder 4 eggs 6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice ½ teaspoon fresh lemon rind Directions: Preheat over to 350 degrees. Mix together butter, powdered sugar… Continue reading Magic’s Lemon bars
Filing for Veteran’s Administration (VA) disability compensation *Disclosure: these opinions and personal experiences are my own and I do not work for the Veterans Administration. Where should I start? After retiring from the Air Force I still ran into a challenge; filing for VA disability compensation. So I thought I would share my experience in… Continue reading Filing for Veteran’s Administration (VA) Disability Compensation
As I sit here sipping on my coffee, looking out the window thinking about all the wonderful things that 2016 provided my family and I. The birth of our 2nd miracle baby, my Air Force retirement, my family, their health, and their safety. It occurred to me how fortunate I am. My blessings are countless.… Continue reading To Our Military Members & Their Families: Thank You For Your Service
Being a mom is hard. Having a new baby who sleeps during the day and wants to stay awake at night is hard. Having a toddler who is into everything is hard. Having a preschooler who doesn’t care that it was supposed to only be the “terrible two’s” is hard. Dealing with fighting elementary age… Continue reading Being a mom is hard.
The fashion style of a 22-year veteran. I retired from the Air Force earlier this year (April 2016). The one thing that I did not plan on doing after retirement was starting another job. I happen to land a pretty decent gig, that I couldn’t pass up. Why not start another retirement right? Well to say… Continue reading The fashion style of a 22-year veteran
I wanted to share a short story about one of my best friends who recently went through a very traumatic life event while her husband is deployed. Both her and her husband are in the Air Force so she’s used to unpredictable things happening in their lives. She has been blessed with now 4… Continue reading Having a baby while your husband is deployed
I just retired from the USAF this past April (2016). But before I separated I was faced with a decision regarding my Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) account. Because I was choosing to retire/separate, that eliminates me from continuing to contribute to your TSP. Decisions? I decided to make a full withdrawal before I separated from… Continue reading What should you do with your Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) when you separate from the Uniformed Services?
Air Force Retirement/Separation Information (Active duty & AGR) Retiring or separating from the Air Force is not only an exciting time, it’s also a very stressful time. It’s a huge chapter in your life that is coming to a close. I just retired on April 1, 2016 and there were so many things that happened… Continue reading The things they don’t tell you about your Retirement/Separation from the Air Force