Fort Frydays is back for 2013! As you know, Peas of Mind’s Veggie Wedgies are now in military commissaries, which means we get the honor of feeding the brave men and women who serve our country and the families who love them. Fort Frydays is a celebration of the moms and dads (or Home Town Hero’s as we like to call them) who take care of the household while their spouse is/was away.
This week we’re celebrating military wife and mom, Chantal Shelstad. When Chantel's not busy with her daughter and husband, she writes for her blog Scattered Seashells about life as a military mom helping her family live a healthy lifestyle (her life just got a little easier because now she can get Peas of Mind products at her commissary)!
More from Chantel, this week's hometown hero:
What branch of the military is your spouse in?
“My husband is in the Army. He is training to be a helicopter pilot.”
How long have you been a military wife?
“We've been married since June 2008, and he's been in the Army since then too! So it'll be five years come this summer.”
Do you have kids? If so, what are their names and ages?
“We have one daughter, Penny, who just turned one in December.”
Do you or have you lived on base?
“We live on base here at Fort Rucker. Before we lived here, we were stationed in Hawaii, and we lived on base there too.”
What is the best thing about base life?
“We love being close to his work so he can come home between breaks. There are lots of perks of living on base - proximity to the commissary and PX, close to other families, good housing. I especially love being on post here because I'm close to friends, because my husband is gone a lot for training in flight school.”
What is your favorite food to prepare for your family?
“We have tons! But I like a good meatloaf with roasted broccoli and sweet potato fries on the side. I’m so excited to try Peas of Mind Carrot fries, they seem super healthy and easy to make.”
You are on a deserted island and can only bring one thing...Go!
“Does my husband count as a thing? Seriously, he would get us out of anything. I'm sure that's putting a lot of faith in him but I trust him beyond words. I know he would work to get us off that island. Well, unless we liked it so much, and then he'd work to make us a great house!”
Is Military life what you thought it would be?
“That and more! I love the relationships I have with others who understand exactly what I'm going through. I love the opportunities we have to travel. I love the activities they organize. I love the sense of community. I love being an Army wife!”