Military, Motherhood

A Pinup is Moving

Moving... It's a natural part of military life. Every few years, you put your life into boxes and hope for the best.  Well this month it's our first ever big move with the entire family. The last few weeks have been filled with boxes, sorting, donations, and cranky kids. And frankly, this mama is tired.… Continue reading A Pinup is Moving

Blogger, Depression, Motherhood, Pinup

A Pinup Says a Heartfelt Thank You!

Recently, I entered in my first online Pinup Competition with The Pinup Registry. Fear, anxiety, and trepidation raced through me as I hit the send button on my application. Followed instantly with the thought of "WHY DID I DO THIS?!" Why did I even open myself up to be potentially hurt? I have recently been… Continue reading A Pinup Says a Heartfelt Thank You!

Depression, Motherhood

A Pinup on Pregnancy Loss

There is a hashtag going around on Instagram about the loss of a preganancy. #dontsay #dontsayit highlight the remarks that people hear after a miscarriage, that are said with good intentions, but cut like knives. It is so important that we continue to normalize such an event. It is not shameful and it needs to… Continue reading A Pinup on Pregnancy Loss

Motherhood

A Pinup and the First EVER First Day of School

We did it! We got through the first week of school! Now for those of you who do not know, I recently had my oldest come into my life in a permanent sort of way. It has been a whirlwind few weeks. Prepping for him to arrive, getting him settled, and then getting him into… Continue reading A Pinup and the First EVER First Day of School

Motherhood

A Pinup’s Health is Wobbly

Dizziness...so bad that the room feels in constant motion and I wobble like a sailor back on land after months at sea. Focusing has become so hard, my vision blurry and my concentration broken. Breathing is even hard at times, with my brain seemingly forgetting to take those deep breaths we all need to function.… Continue reading A Pinup’s Health is Wobbly

Depression, Motherhood

A Pinup’s Tangled Emotions

Ecstatic, Scared, Anxious, Overwhelmed Emotions completely flood through my system, each one a surge of adrenaline and a shock to my system. Something that I have been hoping, praying...begging for is finally happening. My son is coming home. After seven years of torment and pain, I will finally get a chance to raise my son.… Continue reading A Pinup’s Tangled Emotions

Depression, Motherhood

A Pinup’s Musings on Being Broken

Kintsugi or¬†kintsukuroi is a beautiful Japanese practice of taking and repairing broken ceramics with a special lacquer mixed with gold, silver, or platinum. This act shows us that even broken, something can turn out even more beautiful in the end. The same goes for people. Even the most broken of people can find the strength… Continue reading A Pinup’s Musings on Being Broken

Motherhood, Pinup

A Pinup’s Thoughts on Saying Goodbye

As you may know, not only am I a veteran but I am also married to a service member. This means goodbyes have become an all too frequent part of my life. What makes this "See Ya Later" even more bittersweet is the simple fact that I feel like we had just realized how wonderful… Continue reading A Pinup’s Thoughts on Saying Goodbye