Monica was a military spouse for almost 21 years, until her husband was tragically killed in a LAV rollover during Ex Maple Resolve at CFB Wainwright on May 21, 2014. Monica writes about her experiences as a military wife and widow in her blog A Goat Rodeo, where she openly and honestly discusses what it's really liked to be widowed and shares the wisdom she has learned as she continues to move forward with her life. Monica has three children. Her son Connor is a student at the Royal Military College of Canada, her daughter Elizabeth is a second year German and International Relations major, and her daughter Katherine is in her final year of high school. Monica has a BAH in psychology from Acadia University and is currently enrolled in the University of Calgary's Certificate in Creative Writing program. Monica, her children and their crazy black lab Ginny (as in Gin & Tonic) currently call the picturesque Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia home.