I Promise That #WeSeeYou…

There has been a lot of bad press about police officers lately, but I’ve noticed a new trend as well.  People are taking to social media and sharing photos, videos, and stories of all of the good things that police officers do.  I love seeing all of these, but what I don’t love is that so many people act as if they are surprised by this. They are apparently surprised that police officers are human, that they have good days {Read More}

That One Mom Favorites From 2013

  As the year draws to a close, I thought I would share some of my own favorite posts with you! I know as a blogger you are supposed to find your niche.  And I know you are supposed to be constantly striving to come up with new things to draw attention.  Personally, I love to craft and cook and decorate, but most of my favorite posts are really just about my life and how I feel about it on {Read More}

What It’s Like To Be Married To a Police Officer (and How To Survive It!): Part 6. You Can Do This!

Now that I’ve told you about the negative emotions you might face, let me tell you the biggest truth of it all: You Will Be Proud.  You Will Be Strong.  You Will Be Amazing. You will be all of these things and sometimes even at the same time! 1.  You will be proud because you know your officer is doing something worthwhile.  Being in law enforcement is a thankless job a lot of the time.  Good, honest people go into {Read More}

What It’s Like To Be Married To a Police Officer (and How To Survive It!): Part 5. You Will Get Jealous.

Sometimes that little green-eyed monster just rears its ugly head… You Will Get Jealous.  You will get jealous of the time spent away from you, of the time spent with people you might only know by name, of the vast number of people who command his attention, and the just as vast number of people who seem to believe they love him as much as you do.  And if you are a woman who is married to a police officer, {Read More}

What It’s Like To Be Married To a Police Officer (and How To Survive It!): Part 4. You Will Get Mad.

A guy who wears Kevlar and carries multiple weapons on a daily basis is still a guy.  Some things hold true no matter who you are married to! You Will Get Mad.  You will get mad at that person you love, you will get mad at the people they work with, and you will get mad at the department they work for.  You will get mad when you feel like you always come last, you will get mad when you {Read More}

What It’s Like To Be Married To a Police Officer (and How To Survive It!): Part 3. You Will Get Annoyed.

Being married to a police officer is sometimes the same as being married to any other person.  Sometimes it’s like being married to a rock star.  And sometimes it’s like fingernails scraping down a chalkboard, over and over and over…  You Will Get Annoyed.  There will be times when you will question whether you can stand living with someone who is constantly at someone else’s beck and call, whether you want to hear another word about complaints or the department {Read More}

What It’s Like To Be Married To a Police Officer (and How To Survive It!): Part 2. You Will Get Scared.

Sometimes being married to a police officer is a point of pride.  And sometimes, it’s the scariest thing in the world.  Remember: You Will Get Scared.  Fear is a big motivator in this world.  Being married to a police officer has its own separate set of fears and they are different for each individual family.  I have a fear that my husband will be hurt or killed, that I will be left alone with three children to raise, that my {Read More}

What It’s Like To Be Married To a Police Officer (and How To Survive It!): Part 1. You Will Worry.

I have been married for a long time.  Eighteen years to be exact.  That probably isn’t all that long to some people, but if you measure it in Hollywood years then it’s probably somewhere around a century!  My husband wasn’t a police officer when I met him—he was a college student and an EMT—but I quickly found out that being a police officer was a dream of his. When he finally realized that dream, I had to learn how to {Read More}