UPDATED FALL 2018
When my son was a newborn, I started blogging as a creative outlet. I wasn’t used to being at home all day long, and my Navy husband was often at sea or away for training in another state. Blogging really helped me stay mentally sharp.
Blogging is a lot of fun, and it continued to help me hone the skills I gained working as a public affairs specialist in the Army Reserve and as a high school teacher.
When my son was 2, I went back to work full-time as a journalism and photography instructor for the Department of Defense.
We live in the DMV area (that’s District of Washington, Maryland, and northern Virginia). Many of the locations I blog about are in this area.
I enjoy sharing my life experiences with others, and I also love to review products! In the past I did post sponsored product reviews, but I don’t have time to work with companies any more. Anything I post now is unsponsored. If that changes, there will be a big disclaimer at the top of the post, and I’ll update this page.
I categorize myself as a “lifestyle” blogger, and you’ll find my blog covers¬†numerous topics: parenting/motherhood, military family life, fitness, baby, family, food, cloth diapers, DIY, eco-friendly products, product reviews, and more. I don’t think I really fit a niche; I just blog about things that interest me.
I also maintain a “Family Outing” page. The Hampton Roads area (where we used to live) is home to numerous military installations: Naval Station Norfolk, Naval Air Station Oceana, Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, and several more. With so many military families constantly moving into the area, I thought it might be helpful to others if I listed family-friendly places to visit, and so the Family Outing posts began. Over time, I’ve expanded those posts to include the DC/Maryland area (which is also a big military family area), even Pennsylvania and Orlando…basically, anywhere we get the chance to travel!
Thanks for visiting!