A Family of Four and a Truck

April 23, 2018

Moving. Everyone does it but not everyone does it as much as much as a military family. Do you know how many tons of stuff you own? This episode is all about our last move and even features a special guest! 


Don’t Crash Into Me

March 22, 2018

Want to know what happens when one of your biggest fears is realized? Take a listen. Thanks for coming back to take a listen to more Mandatory Fun!


Hey Jealousy

June 27, 2017

Jealousy.  We all feel it at some point but why, and what does it all mean. In this episode I admit to one of my major character flaws and hope that by recognizing the problem, I can begin to find a solution.


Say What?!

March 29, 2017

Learn a new language today in an episode focused on what the heck people are talking about when they're in or associated with the military. Gone are the days of the blank stare when I say something to someone. Now you'll know the lingo.


Homecoming is Not Just a Dance

February 16, 2017

When we think of the word homecoming, we tend to think about getting all dolled up to go to a big dance and celebrate the start of the school year.  When I say homecoming, I mean getting dolled up to welcome my husband back from a long deployment. As you will see, it's not all just about flowers, balloons and looking pretty.  


November 2016

December 6, 2016

Whew! There are no words to truly convey how happy I am that November is over. It was a month full of downs and downs.  If you're feeling bad for yourself, take a listen and commiserate with me as I share one of the worst months of my thirty seven years to date. 


Wait! I Don’t Agree!

October 27, 2016

Sometimes it can be difficult when you feel like you're the only one who feels the way you do. Do you speak up when when you disagree or do you keep your mouth shut?  What happens when you feel like you can't do either one.  That's how I've been feeling lately so now I try to figure out why and explain myself a bit. 


I Don’t Know How You Do It

September 17, 2016

One thing that I hear all of the time as a military spouse is "I don't know how you do it?!" In this episode, I'll take a stab at trying to figure out the answer. 


Always the New Kid

August 28, 2016

In this episode I explore a little bit about what it means to be a military kid from those who have the most experience, the kids themselves!  It's their turn to tell us about how they feel.  Plus, a musical bonus.  


The Business of Being a Spouse

June 9, 2016

How do you move around every few years and still maintain a career?  That's the question we ask in episode 4.  Between figuring out a new place and getting your family settled, life can be difficult enough.  Adding a career to the mix brings up so many more considerations.