family life, milspouse

Pregnant 8 times with 2 Live Births

Earlier this week I wrote a quick post to share my gratitude for TriCare.  In that article I briefly mentioned the trials that I’ve gone through while pregnant.  It’s so important for those who’re ready to speak about their difficulties in pregnancy to do so.  When I started down this path not many people spoke about their losses and it’s…

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family life, military benefits

An Ode to Tricare

As a military family member, I’d have to say that the absolute best benefit that the government provides us with is TriCare health insurance. I’ve had a scary week.  A few days ago I developed a severe pain to the left of my belly button.  Then my Braxton Hicks contractions kicked into overdrive and went from being uncomfortable to feeling…

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family life, FRG, milspouse

What I Learned as an FRG Leader

The position of FRG Leader doesn’t come naturally to everyone.  It’s a tough job that takes thick skin and a genuine drive to do good for other military families.  When I first became the FRG Leader I did a ton of research on things I could do to benefit the unit.  I learned so much more about myself along the…

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family life, milspouse

The Gilbert Family: Fourth of July 2018 Edition

We had an absolute blast on the Fourth of July this year.  We decided not to over plan this year and I’m so happy that we did.  There was no way in 100+ degree heat, 6 months pregnant, with a 3-year-old and a 1-year-old was down for an adventure. Red, White, and Boom McKinney Fourth of July Parade We started the…

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