Originally a Rio Grande Valley native, Ruth now resides in San Antonio where she serves on active duty in the Army. After a short year of attending college, she decided to join the military to fulfill her desire to serve her country. She met her very patient and awesome husband of six years, Humberto (also a veteran), while in high school. Together they have two happy and beautiful children, Humberto, Jr. and Rebecca. Ruth is a God fearing woman and when she’s not in uniform or chasing after her very curious and active kids she enjoys reading the Bible, writing, and playing with make-up. You can catch a glimpse of her on YouTube where she posts about anything from make-up tutorials, motherhood tips, and the occasional life advice. You can also read about her journey through motherhood on her personal blog,

I Am a Military Child. {Purple Up!}

I miss my dad. He is far away and is taking forever to come home. My mom says he’s across the world protecting people. I am proud that he protects them but it makes...
Love and Loss: A New Perspective this Valentine's Day

Love & Loss: A New Perspective this Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day is a day to celebrate love and the friendships in our lives. Many of us are prepping and thinking about what to get (or do for) our significant others, friends, and children....
Missed Opportunity for Compassion

Mom to Mom: A Missed Opportunity for Compassion

We've been on a travel spree lately, taking advantage of every minute together as a family after my husband recently returned from a short stint of duty in Iraq. All of our travels culminated in...
5 Things a Veteran Mom Wants You to Know

5 Things a Veteran Mom Wants You to Know

We all know at least one veteran. Maybe you have a close relationship with one or hold a mere acquaintance with another. Maybe you know of someone’s son or daughter that’s a veteran or...

Uncertainty: Six Things We Can Teach Our Children

It’s difficult to process all the emotions that we experience when tragedy strikes. Whether it affects us directly or indirectly it can be challenging to cope with and understand. It seems that tragic events...
Donating Breastmilk

It’s Just Milk: 6 Tips for Breastfeeding Your Baby in Public

Are you a breastfeeding mom? Do you often shy away from breastfeeding in public? Do you stay home because the fear (or shame) of merely thinking of having to “pop it out” in public...