Hi, I’m Callie!
I’m a freelance writer, a military wife, and a mama of one.
Looking for more? Here’s the longer version:
I read a lot. And think a lot. And talk a lot. (My husband can vouch for that last one)
My writing is a conglomeration of all this reading, thinking, and talking. I’m dedicated to living with intention, especially in the areas of parenting, marriage and Christianity, so you’ll find that I write about those topics a lot. Mostly I write here on the blog, but occasionally you’ll find my writing other places as well.
I have a degree in Applied Psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family studies along with a minor in Biblical Studies. Additionally, I am also a proud member of the Redbud Writers Guild.
Caleb and I met as undergrads at Cedarville University. He asked me on a “date-but-not-really-a-date” (we still argue about what it was exactly) and the rest is history.
He’s a generous person in the best sense of the word. He always willing to lend a hand, to loan out whatever we have, and to support me however he is able. He’s relaxed and laid-back about most things, which is the perfect balance to my over-planning, over-scheduling, over-zealous self.
Caleb was enrolled in ROTC in college so I when I said YES to his proposal, I knew I was also saying YES to the Air Force. We were married in September 2011 and nine days later Caleb entered active duty. We first moved to Biloxi, Mississippi where he completed six months of training in cyber warfare before we got our next assignment to Bellevue, Nebraska.
Caleb is a Cyber Space Operations Officer in the USAF (read: he’s a computer nerd). This January, we found out that Caleb had been accepted to the Air Force Institute of Technology, which means we’ll be moving to Ohio this summer where he will complete an 18-month long Masters program.
Our son Hadden (rhymes with “Madden”) was born in 2012. He’s the living fulfillment of my mother’s words words when she said, “I hope one day you have a child just as energetic as you were!” 🙂
Really though, he’s a cheerful, sweet toddler and we’re infatuated with him. He loves butterflies, trains, school buses, babies, and dogs and absolutely adores being outside. His belly laugh is one of the best sounds in the world.
Soon after his second birthday, Hadden started speech therapy. It has been a tremendous help and we’ve loved watching his progress. You can read more about our experience with speech therapy here.