Thursday, April 24, 2014

Merging Traditions

Congratulations! You made it through the wedding, possibly a PCS, and now you’ve reached your first holiday season as a married couple. You each had traditions for Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa growing up…and they might be drastically different. What do you do? While every married couple goes through a merging not only of households and property, family traditions [...]

The Elf on the Shelf and Everywhere Else!

Every year, Christmas seems to sneak up on me a little faster. I never seem to have enough time to get it all done. I love that my kids believe in Santa and all the magic of Christmas ~ it’s the traditions that make the holiday so special. Thanksgiving falling so late this year only [...]

Where the Wild Things Are – How to Have a Scavenger Hunt

July 19, 2013 by  
Filed under A Day in the Life, Anna, Bloggers, Featured

If you ask me how many days until school starts again, don’t be surprised when I can whip out the answer in half of a second. Yes, I’m counting down. I’m sure most parents are. Don’t get me wrong, I love my kids. But I am SO TIRED OF THE FIGHTING. I love having my [...]

Lose Weight, Get in Shape – Challenge Accepted! ~ Anna

February 20, 2013 by  
Filed under Anna, Bloggers, Featured, Fitness, health, Resources

I never thought of myself as a skinny person, but I never really thought of myself as fat, either – at least until recently. I have never been happy with my body – ever. Even as a triple athlete in high school, I still hated my body. I stopped doing organized sports in college and [...]

Lose Weight! Get in Shape! A MyMilitaryLife Challenge

  Who among us couldn’t stand to lose a few pounds or to be in better shape? Do you dread going to the doctor because you’re going to receive the obligatory “You need to lose weight?” lecture? Is your weight contributing to other health issues? In a world where the media has shaped how both [...]

German Chocolate Cookie Bars

December 17, 2012 by  
Filed under Anna, Featured, Recipes

Below is a family recipe that we made every year while I was growing up. We have perfected it over the years. It actually started out as a mistake. My mom was working from a recipe she found in a magazine article, and accidentally turned the oven on to the wrong temperature (250º instead of [...]

Rum Balls, aka “Mommy’s Little Helpers”

December 16, 2012 by  
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Hi everyone! I’m Anna, the resident officer of the Grammar Police (Blog Editor). I was encouraged to share with you a  few recipes that I shamelessly promoted on Facebook. This is one of my favorites that my mom made every year when we were kids. We (the kids) weren’t allowed to eat them and now [...]