Spouse Corner

Eat Dessert First is for my love of food and sharing my favorites with you.

Hi, I’m Lillie. Previously a magazine editor, I became a full-time mother and freelance writer in 2017. I spend most of my time with my kids and husband over at The Brown Bear Family.

Adopting-an-Airman at BMT Graduation

Nearly 35,000 men and women graduate from Air Force basic training every year. Recruit graduation is the culmination of weeks of physical and mental training and the most significant accomplishment in their life. Unfortunately, many recruits have no family members who attend graduation. However, there is a way for families attending graduation to fill the… Read More ›

Too Cool for British Rule – the Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776

The Declaration of Independence was the first formal statement by a nation’s people asserting their right to choose their own government. When armed conflict between bands of American colonists and British soldiers began in April 1775, the Americans were ostensibly fighting only for their rights as subjects of the British crown. By the following summer,… Read More ›

Heartwarming Father’s Day photos celebrate military dads reuniting with their kids

Happy Father’s Day to all of our military dads. We appreciate the dedication from all our service member’s dads, stepdads, grandfathers, and uncles who have been ‘boots-on-the-ground’ supporting their sons, daughters, and grandchildren.  In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson went to Spokane to speak in a Father’s Day celebration and wanted to make Father’s Day a… Read More ›

What Is Flag Day?

Discover the history of the annual holiday and check out 13 facts about the American flag and how to properly display it. When the American Revolution broke out in 1775, the colonists weren’t fighting united under a single flag. Instead, most regiments participating in the war for independence against the British fought under their own… Read More ›

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