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Devon is a cradle Catholic, Navy wife of five years, and stay-at-home mommy to two boys. When she’s not chasing after her crazy boys, she enjoys cooking, entertaining, and discussing Theology.
The Flight Home

The Flight Home and the Beauty of the Kindness of Strangers

When the boys and I finally got settled into our seats on our final flight, I exhaled for what felt like the first time all day. It hadRead more »

IfDogsCouldTalk

If Dogs Could Talk

I love being alone with nature. And when I say “nature,” I mean that in the loosest of terms. With two young kids at home, getting out inRead more »

It Takes A Village

It Takes a Village

“How am I ever going to teach them enough, challenge them enough, and nurture them enough to help them grow into the well-rounded, capable,Read more »

Longing for Christmas Magic

his eyes lit up at the sight of twinkling lights, miniature houses, and a train. He let out a gasp filled with wonderment: Christmas atRead more »

How to Get Through Deployment Happy, Healthy, Holy

We recently bid my husband farewell on his second deployment after a grueling year of work ups. It’s been three years since the last timeRead more »

What Do You Do All Day?

I never wanted to be a stay-at-home mom. Minutes after we found out we were pregnant with our first baby, Ben looked at me and said AboutRead more »

Working Through Work-Ups

“Tell me again why we’re doing this.” is what I wanted to say as my husband grabbed his last bag before giving me a kiss and heading outRead more »

I see Him, and He sees me.

One of my earliest childhood memories involves my grandparents taking me to a church very early in the morning. So early, IRead more »

Military Friendships: Bringing Me Closer to Jesus, One Duty Station at a Time

“God sends us friends to be our firm support in the whirlpool of struggle. In the company of friends, we will find strength toRead more »

Navy Wife: An Unexpected Vocation

Navy Wife: An Unexpected Vocation

Fast-forward five years and here I sit, 2,000 miles from home on the Gulf Coast, full-time stay-at-home mom of a busy toddler About DevonRead more »