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

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

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

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