Redefining The Working Mom

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My Writing Portfolio


Published Writing:

Military Families Magazine:


5 Easy Ways to Teach Kids About Money 

Military Saves Week: What Can You Do?

Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

A New Year Resolution Challenge for Working Moms

5 Money Saving Challenges for the New Year

Mighty Parenting Our Teens

Achieving the Dream: A Homebuyers Gratitude

Online Safety Tips for Cyber Monday

Realistic Tips to Help You Not Overspend this Holiday Season

Online Safety Tips for Cyber Monday

5 Home Maintenance Tips for Winter

Holiday Travel With Kids: 6 Ways to Survive 

Fall for Autumn Fun: 10 Affordable Family Activities

Is Off-Peak Traveling For You?
4 Hacks to Network Like a Pro
4 Home Maintenance Tips for the Fall

Should You Move Home During a Deployment? 

How to Get Your Kids in Back to School Mode

5 Ways to Save on Back to School Shopping

Can You Afford to Work Outside the Home?

5 Stay-At-Home Date Night Ideas

Ways to Get a Grip On Deployment Stress

Military Discount Roundup: 18 Summer Saving Ideas

Feel Like an Outsider? Here are 3 Ways to Connect With Others

Summer Camps for Military Kids

Military Spouse Appreciation Day: Celebration Ideas

4 Transition Tips to Go from Corporate Office to Home Office

3 Lessons From My Military Children

What Are Some Ways to Help This Earth Day?

Strengthen Your Military Marriage with a Marriage Retreat

Last Minute Tax Preparation – 3 Things to Remember

Spring Break Travel for Less

5 Tips to Help You Through a Move if You Work from Home

6 Things to Know as Your Spouse Considers Ending Their Military Service 

How To Stay Healthy While Working From Home

Deployment Diet: 5 Tips for Making the Right Choices

Setting Achievable Goals For the New Year

Stay On Track All Year: 3 Things To Do Now

Fun Holiday Deployment Crafts for Kids

5 Holiday Travel Safety Tips

Should You Travel This Holiday Season?

3 Keys to Staying on Budget for the Holidays

Cooking for Large Groups: Thanksgiving Meal Tips

4 Ways to Elevate Your Resume

4 Tips for Back to College Balance

No Treat to This Trick: Beware of Social Media Scams

Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program: What You Should Know

Jill of All Trades: What Deployment Teaches Us About Being Self-Reliant

Are You Prepared if Disaster Hits?

Education vs. Experience: 7 Things You Can Do When You Have No Work Experience

3 Legal Matters You Should Know Before a Deployment

7 Tips for Creating Back-to-School Lunches

Summer Fun on a Dime for Military Families

5 Summer Safety Reminders for Parents

5 Things That Make Military Families Wonderful

Should You Consolidate Your Debt?

Is a Yard Sale Worth the Hassle?

What Moms Really Want on Mother's Day

10 Thoughtful Ways to Thank a Military Spouse

3 Things That Happen When You Have Spring Fever

My Military and Civilian Communities

Running Towards Change

Focus on Your Journey Not the Destination

Breaking the Cycle of Living Paycheck-to-Paycheck

Save More by Creating a Monthly Meal Plan

Parenting During Deployment: Doing What’s Right For You

Realistic Places to Cut Spending

The Important Milestones of a Military Family

A Budget Friendly Valentine’s Day

Inauguration 2017: Through the Eyes of a Military Spouse

Creating a Realistic Budget for the New Year

Supermarket Sweep: Online Grocery Shopping Saves You Money

My Resolution Solution 

My Favorite Moments from the Army Navy Game

What I Wish I Knew About Deployment

How to Cope With Post Holiday Blues

How We Became Debt Free in One Year

How to Speak Up During Deployment

Holiday Spending: Why We Spend So Much

Happy Birthday National Guard: 10 Facts You May Not Know

National Guard Life: How to Prepare for Emergency Activations

How I Learned to Save With These 3 Money Saving Tools

How You Can Support Military Families

How to Plan a Holiday Get Together on a Budget

5 Things I Wish I Knew About Money Ten Years Ago

How to Open a Checking Account

Halloween Safety Tips for Military Families

Activity vs. Productivity: Being Busy Does Not Equal Success

Personal Finance Success – Part 3: What Should I be Teaching My Kids?

Personal Finance Success – Part 2: How Much do I Need to Retire?

Personal Finance Success – Part 1: How to Build Credit

How Can Military Spouses Overcome Career Boundaries?

Gaining Strength Out of the Struggle

When Homecoming Isn't Welcoming

The Benefits of a Couples Getaway

Accomplish Your Goals

Making Friends Outside Your Comfort Zone

5 Truths About Working From Home

No Matter How Long You’ve Been Together, Don’t Stop Dating

Stress Free Summer Fun for the Whole Family

4th of July Fun on a Budget

Fun Ways to Help Kids Countdown Deployment

Military Spouse Self-Care: Not Optional

6 Helpful Military Kid Books

4 Things to Know When Your Spouse is Deployed During Tax Season

Presents vs. Presence: 8 Ways to Save While Making the Most of Your Holidays

4 Ways to Keep a Military Marriage Strong

Solo Parenting: How to Survive While Your Spouse is Away

Vacationing During a Long Separation?!

Citizen Soldiers: Blogger Reflects on Life as a National Guard Spouse
Ways to Combat Holiday Separation


5 Must-Follow Parade Safety Tips

Preparing Children for Separations

How to Mentally Prepare for a Military Move

She's Badass

Throw a Creative Graduation on a Budget

Welcome to the Military Spouse Community: A Quick Guide

Care Packages 101: Getting Organized

The Best Camps for Your Military Kid

Five Road Trip Spots You Won't Want to Miss

Never Forget Anything Again and Never Over Pack Again: Packing Strategies When Traveling with Kids

Four Budget Friendly Vacations

Military One Click:

Work-from-Home Introvert: Reclaiming My Identity
Life, Work and School Balance: It's Possible

Powerhouse Planning:

The Follow-Up: Tips for Not Losing Conference Momentum

How to Use Team-Building Activities to Engage Your Team

Three Easy Ways to Nurture Your Brand Relationships

Facebook Quantity Versus Quality

Two Peas in a Pod: How Your Brand Affects Your SEO Rank

Social Media Success for Personal Brands

HR Payroll Systems:

Clearing up the Confusion on SHRM'S New HR Certification

Unilever - Operation In Touch:

Back to School on a Budget 

My Game Plan for a Successful School Year Working from Home

My Kind of Mother's Day


Honoring Military Spouses

Learn to Take a Break

Stay Away From Clichés – Create Your Own Motivators

Brain Injury Awareness Month: Base Camp Hope

Moving On: Military Spouse Education


Military Spouse Magazine:

I Balance Life as a Spouse of Two Uniforms 

Dual Service Spouse (March 2016 print)

Reaching the End of the 111,000 Road

So You Think You Know The National Guard (September 2015 print)

7 Paths to Employment ( April 2014 print)  

From the White House to Your House: Easy Thanksgiving Tips

Other Publications:

Veteran Journal
The Local Zip (Local Print Newspaper)
Homefront United Network
The Military Advertiser (Print)
Wives in Bloom
The Voice for National Military Family Association (Print)

Military Career Education


Published Books:

Faith Deployed…Again (National awards from the Military Writers Society of America, Branson Stars and Flags Book Awards, and the Selah Award.)

Stories Around the Table (Foreword’s Book of the Year Awards, Indiefab Finalist and Midwest Book Award Finalist.)