military spouse

Two Tips From My Two Years As a Military Spouse

This past weekend marked two years since Justin graduated from basic military training and officially became a US Airman (I mean I guess he officially became an Airman when he left for BMT but I feel like graduation made it officially official!) These past two years have been so busy. I feel like so much… Continue reading Two Tips From My Two Years As a Military Spouse

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Homemaking, Recipes

Egg Free Banana Bread

Banana bread is one of my favorite things to bake. It's easy, relatively mess free and I get to use up those super ripe bananas that browned overnight. Since going egg and dairy free to try to solve Maverick's intolerances, I haven't been able to use my tried a true recipe. After a bit of… Continue reading Egg Free Banana Bread

military spouse, Pregnancy

How I Kept My Husband Involved With My Pregnancy While He Was Away

When I first found out that I was pregnant, Justin was still at training halfway across the country. We were so excited! But at the same time I was also kind of sad because Justin and I weren't together. I took my pregnancy test alone, I went to the doctor alone *except for when my… Continue reading How I Kept My Husband Involved With My Pregnancy While He Was Away

military spouse

What You Should Know When You Get to Your First Base

When Justin found out about our first duty station, I immediately went into research mode, gathering every bit of information I could get my hands on. I wanted to know what life on (and around) base was going to be like. So in the interest of spreading the love, I figured I would share a… Continue reading What You Should Know When You Get to Your First Base

Pregnancy

We are Having a BOY!

If you follow me on social media, you may already know that Justin and I are having a BOY! We are so excited and can't wait to welcome Maverick John McCoog in to the world in September. We actually found out that we were having a boy at my last appointment before we left for… Continue reading We are Having a BOY!

Pregnancy

My First Trimester Must Haves

This post is a bit overdue (since I am now 18 weeks) but with moving and everything I didn't get a chance to sit down and write this up!  Here were my must haves for my first trimester: What To Expect While You're Expecting: The classic, tried and true pregnancy bible. I have been reading… Continue reading My First Trimester Must Haves

Pregnancy

My First Trimester

My first trimester was surprisingly and THANKFULLY.. okay! I was one of the lucky ones who didn't get morning sickness (#BLESSED.)  I can't thank my Mother enough for her genetics. She had three kids and didn't have morning sickness with any of us! My biggest and most frustrating symptom has been exhaustion. Any time that… Continue reading My First Trimester