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Breaking the ‘Entitled’ Generation

You’ve heard it before, this current generation is entitled. They want things immediately as they’ve grown up with access to virtually anything due to enhanced technology. I’ve watched first-hand some graduate college expecting the best shift and more money compared to the baby boomer or Gen X that has no degree but has decades of […]

My Children Don’t Say Sorry

I’m sure you’re thinking, okay what somewhat reasonable person born and raised in the South, specifically in Texas, thinks that this is at ALL a good thing to teach your children. Like how would my daddy and mom, and my Paw Paw and Gram be okay with this character trait, or lack there of, that […]

Mommy Makeover Transparency

Mommy makeovers… who has heard of them? What do you count as a mommy makeover — cosmetic surgery, salon day, lifestyle?  Personally, I am engaging in my own form of a mommy makeover. That means I am putting myself first and focusing on self-care so that I can be there for my kids and husband. […]

Reality of Military Homecoming

Behind The Scenes: Reality of Military Homecoming If you’ve ever been to a military homecoming the anxiety can be felt all throughout the air. There’s typically hundreds of spouses, children, parents and friends all huddled into a ‘waiting area.’ I don’t think I’ve ever been around that many people at one time and seemingly completely […]

Simply Janet Strong

Our nominee this week is a mutual friend of mine and the lovely lady who nominated her. Janet! Sara writes “What an incredible example of a woman. She has embraced so many obstacles in her life that has pushed her forward. She is one of the most influential women I know.” I feel so blessed […]

Simply Tommy, Jr. Strong

Tommy, Jr. is my husband. Most may think it’s my son, but he’s indeed Tommy, III. There’s a number of reasons that Tommy, Jr. could be nominated. He’s a leader in the United States Marine Corps as a Gunnery Sergeant. He’s constantly looking for what he can do to help his Marines in every aspect […]

Travel: Overcome Stress & Anxiety

If you know me, then you’re probably aware that I have Complex-Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD,) General Anxiety Disorder (GAD,) and Major Depressive Disorder (MDD.) You don’t have to have the diagnosis to suffer with any one of the mental health issues above to let things like a vacation with family stress you out. Over […]

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