Behind the Scenes of a Passionate Photographer

When I was five my parents gave me a small Canon PowerShot point-and-shoot camera for Christmas and I’ve had a camera in my hands ever since. About five years later, since I still showed an interest in taking photos, my parents upgraded me to a larger point-and-shoot and then to my first DSLR in middle school. Read More

Spotlight: Co-founders of Bloom (Empowering Military Teens)

Elena Ashburn and Matthew Oh are the co-founders of Bloom, a platform designed to empower and inspire military teens. Born into the Army lifestyle, they have each moved countless times and have experienced the struggles of military life. “The two met during their freshman year of high school in Pennsylvania and were inseparable. Elena is […]

Homeschooling: Start Simple with Pre-K Goals

Summer is a time for teacher prep and finding out what works for you. We always have a scheduled day in our house (2.5 year old and 8 month old brothers), but our activities are mostly very simple. I address a learning goal and make it appropriate for his age and ability, and go from […]

Spotlight: Liz McChesney

We are so excited to introduce Liz McChesney to our team as our Motivation and Resource Expert. I met Liz at a luncheon for a new spouse in our battalion. She was so energetic and positive, and her energy made others open up and get to know each other better. I’m so happy to have […]

It’s a Military Life: 10 Fun Outside Activities to Do at Home

Whether you have children, a dog, or it’s just you and your significant other, it is so easy to waste away on the couch in front of the TV. I know, I am not making the best out of my free time, when Netflix asks me, “Are you still watching?” What Netflix is really saying […]

It’s a Military Life: Keep Moving Forward

“If You Can’t Fly, Then Run,  If You Can’t Run, Then Walk,  If You Can’t Walk, Then Crawl,  But Whatever You Do, Keep Moving Forward.”  Martin Luther King Jr. Written by: Christina Etchberger @itsamilitarylife Almost every morning, my sons and several others, walk around a 3 mile loop on post.  This has become a morning […]