“There’s nothing that means more than a handwritten note”. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve heard a military person tell me this. Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Coasties all like to receive handwritten notes from their loved ones. Yes, they use text, email, FaceTime, or Skype to communicate with their loved ones. But […]
What do “empathy” and “sympathy” mean and how are they expressed? Do you struggle with what to write in a sympathy card? Read on for ideas.
2MyHero’s word for the year is TRUST. What does TRUST mean to you when you think about birth and death? Here are some of my reflections.
I’m going to go out on a limb here, and guess that military greeting cards or more specifically military branch-specific Thank You notecards aren’t the first thing that pops into your head when looking for stocking stuffers for your Airman, Coastie, Marine, Sailor or Soldier. Am I right? There are all kinds of things that […]
One of my favorite things about summer is fresh fruit. And the things you can do with fresh fruit besides just eat it straight up. I live in the Pacific Northwest, so I have access to amazing fruit in the summer. Strawberries kick off the season and apples bring it to a close in my […]
With Father’s Day at hand, I felt that a true meat and potato recipe seemed appropriate for MRE Remix. And this recipe has all of dads’ favorites – beef, beans, bacon, cheese and potatoes. All in one hearty package. The potato becomes the carrier for all things dad loves. Every bite is full of hearty […]
Motivation comes in many forms. Experiences and influences without and within drive us to do what we do. Sure we want to look good, but we want more than that. We want purpose, intentionality, something meaningful behind what we do, buy, and experience. Even though this coffee drink looks amazing, there’s more to it than […]
Ok, I know that isn’t how the “dad” saying goes. I live with a dad who is constantly coming up with new twists on old phrases. It’s just kind of rubbed off on me. Seriously, though, this recipe is just the thing to bridge the civilian and military kitchens. It’s not quite simple enough that […]
Memorial Day can be very sad and yet for those of us with a melancholy temperament, it is also a time to savor the deep joy and memories of a loved one who served in one of the Armed Forces and whose life you treasure. It is time to pause and remember. There are wonderful […]
This post includes affiliate links – Portland companies. It seems fitting that since I have lived in Portland, Oregon most of my life that I have a thing for roses. If you’ve never been to Portland, we call it the city of roses. For over 100 years the city has hosted a Rose Festival complete […]