Travel Log: Iejima, Okinawa, Japan

One thing I didn’t do as much of as I would have liked while living in Okinawa was visit the smaller Okinawa Prefecture islands. 2020 was the year!! But then…COVID restricted us to big Oki until our move back to the USA and we missed our chance. For Chris’ 40th birthday in May 2019 weContinue reading “Travel Log: Iejima, Okinawa, Japan”

Happy Hump Day #1

I’ve mentioned Tettohs Coffee a few times in my blog already. If you ever get a chance to visit Okinawa, Japan, make your way to Tettohs Coffee in Uruma. My favorite place on island—relaxing, friendly, delicious! In fact, I’m sure I’ll do a full post on Tettohs at one point. For now, enjoy one ofContinue reading “Happy Hump Day #1”

Teleworking with Kids

If anyone is curious, this is what teleworking with a small kid looks like. On telework days I rarely get much done. I usually set the goal to turn my computer on by lunch…that’s what my work-life has turned into. Not complaining though. I went from 60-80 hour work weeks, 100-150 emails a day, andContinue reading “Teleworking with Kids”

Rainbows, Unicorns, and Motherhood #4: Birthdays

I love event planning. The most stressful events to plan? My kids’ birthday parties. No joke. Those were more stressful than high-budget events, fundraising events, or events attended by hundreds of people. I wanted it to be perfect for the birthday girl, and also for the other kids, and also for the adults… I’ll startContinue reading “Rainbows, Unicorns, and Motherhood #4: Birthdays”

The Traveling Boobs #3: Flying

Graycie will be four in just a few days! She has quite the travel experience so far…and since we haven’t flown since she stopped nursing a few weeks ago, all of her flying was as a nursing child. Nursing made life MUCH easier for me while traveling because if she’s was going nuts I couldContinue reading “The Traveling Boobs #3: Flying”

Slap Party for All!

You ever just want to slap someone? I know I’m not a the only person who feels that way more often than not. As a Marine, I can tell you that we are actually not a service full of crayon-eating-body-building-dumb-as-a-box-of-rocks meat heads…but there are definitely a few. And they tend to work in billets thatContinue reading “Slap Party for All!”

Monday Music #3: Can’t Not Sing It

Some of my most vivid memories of my dad are of him singing and air-drumming music while driving me and my sister the 8-10 hours to his house to visit. Lots of song that come to mind when I think about these memories, but the one I can never change if it comes on theContinue reading “Monday Music #3: Can’t Not Sing It”

Snapshot Sunday #4

Our only family trip back to the states while living in Okinawa was in November 2018 and included time at Disney with my family. I love black and white pictures of fireworks! Love others. Love self. Love coffee. #coffewithasideofcowbell #coffeeandcowbell #coffee #momblog #travel #disney #fireworks #photography

Rainbows, Unicorns, and Motherhood #3

One of my “things” is vacationing. I love to travel, vacation, and staycation. My kids have stayed in more hotels than most adults. Some of that is because of my work, some of that is because we enjoy vacationing. Sometimes you really just need a change of scenery to decompress. Except when you mix myContinue reading “Rainbows, Unicorns, and Motherhood #3”