Hello and welcome to my website! My name is Martha and I’m so glad yall are visiting today. I am a mama to two adorable little dudes named Bud and Bennett Rippy. I am a wife to one hottie lawyer named Sam. I am currently a SAHM who writes furiously in my free time. I received my Masters in Counseling from seminary several years ago and have a heart for meeting families in their journeys and providing a voice of reconciliation and mediation. I have a passion for laughter, silliness, and embracing the story God has given me. We are currently part of a crazy and wonderful family called the U.S. Army and are stationed in Fort Lewis, Washington. We are southerners through and through and will soon head back to our lovely home state of North Carolina.

I love comments so even if it’s telling me what you had for lunch today, I want to hear from you!

I had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich…and a pickle…. and some candy.  See, that wasn’t so hard was it?

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  • Hi Martha,

    I’m looking for some guest posters while I’m out of town in October. If you’re interested, shoot me at an email, thatmamagretchen@gmail.com, and I’ll send you the details 🙂


  • Martha,

    My is Kim Howell, my husband is an army officer and he is stationed at Ft. Lewis, WA. We’ve been here right at a year. We’re from North Carolina. I am a UNC graduate (2006) and he is an ECU graduate. We have an 11 month old daughter(Adalynn).

    So, my friend Jessi Burns apparantely is friends with and reads a blog (The McDaniels) where she saw your guest post. She immediately called me and said ‘hey, you should be stalker-like and email this gal because it’s a crazy small world.

    So, anywho, here I am. Emailing someone I don’t know. We love WA. We love our church and our town. We’re umm..normal? I have a blog. Let me know.

    ~Kim Howell

  • Hi Martha – it was so nice to meet you last night at the blog meetup!! Your blog is new to me so i’m looking forward to checkin’ it out! Your sweet babe is absolutely ADORABLE!!!!!

  • Tove

    Hey! Your father-in-law told me to check out your blog (I worked for him at Park). So crazy, I feel like someone mixed up our lives. I’m a WA girl living in NC, my hubbs is in the Air Force and I’m slowly getting the hang of being a SAHM to our 3-month old baby girl (natural birth, too!). Your dog Roy looks JUST like our pup, Max. I really enjoy your blog as I can relate to so much of what you say. Lots of love to your cute family!!

    • Too funny, love the coincidences! Thanks for getting in touch!

  • Lindsey Wooten

    I love you Martha! I loved reading the birth story of baby Bud. I can’t wait to see you guys when we come back to NC for the holidays. Hopefully I can meet Bud this time!

    • Lindsey Wooten

      I meant when “you” come back to NC. Haha!

  • Natalia

    Hi there! I’m Natalia from Army of Two. We are stationed at Ft Lewis too and if you ever want to meet up for coffee let me know! 🙂

  • Dear Martha Metzler!

    I am the sister of Robin (Welch) Harrell and am married to Matt Finneran (don’t know if you know him?). I don’t think I have ever met you and also legitimately cannot remember how I found your blog, but I did a couple of weeks ago & am enjoying it very much. Just wanted to say HI and I think us adults should get to wear onesies with our ages on the butts when we have birthdays too. It could be really cool and flattering. 

    Mainly just writing to say I like your blog & now care about your family!



    • HEY! yes i know all of your people and you! thanks for reaching out!

  • Jordyn

    So funny! I just found your blog via your post on handling with grace, I’m a military wife as well. Im from Washington but Im stationed in NC, lets just trade places 😉 Jk. I hope you are loving your time in Washington! I know the rainy weather can be a buzz killer but Washington is SO beautiful, it has a mix of everything if you are willing to drive, hot weather in eastern wa {party central && camping central}, country up north in arlington & up, and obviously the city! If you ever want some ideas on fun stuff to do around there just shoot me a comment or email! 🙂

    I would love if you would stop by and check out my blog & like my facebook page as well!
    Here are the links:
    blog: http://www.jordynluise.blogspot.com
    facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jordynluiseblog

    Love your Blog! Can’t wait to read more posts!

    • yay! thanks for reaching out! YES lets switch 😉 i need to hit you up with a list of things for us to do while we’re there!

  • lizard

    just reminding you that you wrote that you want to move back to Winston one day. REMINDING YOU.

  • Michele Gettle Conard

    Hey Martha, it’s Kim’s friend Michele and also a military spouse. August 1st retirement papers go in woo hoo. Was checking your email for your address for Kims baby shower tomorrow and noticed the link to your blog and thought i’d check it out :-). See ya tomorrow.