Military Monday: Mrs. K- Fort Polk, LA


The Military Monday duty station feature on this blog is designed for us to meet fellow military spouses and also to learn about duty stations across the world.  We all get to (or have to depending on your outlook and particular set of circumstances) move every couple years to different duty stations that are scattered throughout the country and world.  This feature can afford us the opportunity to explore these different areas of the world before we get there.  

Today's Military Monday, spouse highlight is Mrs. K the lovely blogger behind MrsKandCaptainJ.  Go spend some time with her!

Name and blog site: Mrs. K /

Branch of service: Army

Current Duty Station: Ft. Polk, LA. (We've been here almost 6 months).

Favorite restaurant in the area: So far, my favorite restaurant is Cecil's. It has some Cajun dishes that are tasty and it fulfills our need to feel like we're in civilization! Many of the restaurants around here are "Mom and Pop" places, but Cecils has a sports bar feel to it.

Previous duty stations: Ft. Wainwright, Alaska and Ft. Benning, Georgia

3 favorite things to do- I was very pregnant when we arrived here and then I had a newborn to cart around after that so we haven't had much of a chance to get out and explore. We hope to change that as Baby K gets older.
For now, though- 
1) Head to post for some Starbucks coffee and people watching (creepy?) 
2) Drive to the closest big(ger) city, Lake Charles, for shopping, dining, and/or movie viewing 
3) Cook out! The weather is warm almost constantly :)

Favorite Duty Station so far: This one is easy. Alaska! We loved it. We're outdoorsy people so we had fun camping in the arctic, hiking in the mountains, skiing, hanging out in the natural hot springs, experiencing sixty below zero, and fishing the Chena River. There was so much for us to do and we'd love to go back.

Who is your hero? Mom. She always has a good attitude on life and an attractive spirit that makes everyone want to be around her. I wish I was a little more like her. (* if you want to link to my Mom's blog it can be found at )

If you would like your blog to be featured here and would like the chance to highlight where you are stationed, please email me at HandlingWithGrace {at}


  1. Fun series! Id love to participate if you need another one. We are Army, but stationed at the Navel Postgraduate school in Monterey, CA

  2. I love this series. It's so great and wonderful getting to know families in the service. We are so grateful for all of them!

  3. This will be an interesting series! I am excited to hear about all the different stations!

  4. So happy I found your adorable blog :) This post looks like that start of a fun series!

  5. You´ve got an adorable blog dear, love the family pictures! Thanks for stopping by mine! I´m following you, do follow me if you like my blog too :)


  6. Great post. Love it. I hope to visit Alaska someday!

  7. My husband's family is in DeRidder, LA (where Cecil's is located near Ft. Polk)'s a great small town! Whenever anyone is heading that way, I always tell them to check out deRidder if they will be living off post...way better than Leesville and not a bad drive...a great burger and bbq joint in DeRidder is downtown near Cecils!
    Great blog by the way! I love this duty station feature! I'm new to the blogging world, but I am loving reading all of the military and military spouse blogs! By the way, I'm at McGuire AFB (Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst) if you every want to do a post here!


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