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What is wrong with my wife? (Postpartum Depression: A Husband’s Perspective)

Your wife just had a baby and something is really off with her. It’s called postpartum depression.

If you are a subscriber to my email newsletters, then you knew that this post was coming. For those that don’t know, my husband will gradually be co-writing for my blog, and I am so excited for this to become a team effort! Today, my sweet husband is here to share his thoughts on postpartum depression and how husbands can help their wives through such a difficult season.

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*written by Evan, my husband and the Marine behind the blog*

You’ve just had a child – a little bundle of joy – and you couldn’t possibly be any happier!

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Help Your Child Escape A Predator

Does your child know how to escape from an uncomfortable or dangerous situation?

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been doing a series on protecting your child from predators.  I apologize for not getting this post in last week. But, you didn’t have to wait forever long because here I am with the fourth installment of that series. This week we’re going to discuss escape plans.

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How To Stay Safe When Your Military Spouse Is Away

How safe are you really being?

What are you doing to make sure you are staying safe while your spouse is gone?

As the wife of a Marine, I constantly hear “OPSEC, remember OPSEC!” If you’re unfamiliar with military terms, OPSEC means Operational Security. OPSEC is the term for keeping classified deployment and training information a secret, such as dates and specific locations.

Okay, I’ve got OPSEC down. Seems pretty easy.  But, what about my own personal security (PERSEC) when my husband is gone, either for training or deployment?

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Base House Makeover: Guest Bathroom

Are you ready for the guest bathroom reveal?

If you’ve been with me for the past few months, then you know I’ve been slowly sharing with you the changes we have made to our base house. Thankfully, our housing office is pretty lenient on what you can do, as long as the house is put back the way it was when you moved in. So, that has opened up a lot of options for us, allowing us to really make our base house a home. I can’t wait for you to see our guest bathroom!

Call me weird, but bathrooms are on the list of my favorite spaces to decorate. I don’t know why. I think it’s because the options are almost limitless, and bathroom transformations can be almost drastic by simply changing a few things, something as simple as the interior doors!

Since you all know that I LOVE the rustic look, I completely went for the rustic cottage style in our guest bathroom, and I’m really happy with how it turned out! Continue reading

Traveling With Young Kids Is Like Swimming With A Cat

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RoadTripOil #CollectiveBias

Traveling with young kids is like swimming with a cat . . . but it doesn’t have to be!

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I might be certifiably insane or just plain stupid. Hmm, maybe a bit of both. I know my friends all thought so this past June. I decided to take the kids on a cross-country road trip for the whole month of June. By myself! Yep, my last marble must have rolled away when I came up with that idea. Continue reading

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