How do you make friends? It’s not as easy as when you were five and you just walked up to some kid and said, “Will you be my friend?” I miss those days of easy friendship. And throw being...
Did you know there’s an election happening this year? And that people have strong feelings about it? Every time I click on a social media app, I see videos and memes and strongly worded rhetoric. A good friend of mine...
Parenting is a series of highs and lows. The unbelievable, joy-filling highs, and the heartbreaking, world-altering lows of parenting cannot be replaced. When we found out that the twins were boys: super high. The time we let our kids...
We may not always admit it, but we need girlfriends in our life. It's chilling to think what sort of woman I would be, mother I would be and the romantic relationship I'd have (or still be in) if it...
A friend came over recently and brought my husband and me freshly-baked scones and homemade masks. It was a personal and lovely gesture during a time when we all could stand to have something lovely and personal happen to...
Have you ever heard of American Soup? America has been nicknamed "the melting pot" because of our widely diverse population. People from every nation, tribe, and tongue have settled here for centuries, making us a nation of all cultures, customs,...
  “She’s lying about me.” “She hurt my feelings.” “She’s being mean.” Any of these statements could’ve been uttered by my eight-year-old daughter; and, to be sure, they have, on many occasions. But instead of half-listening while plunging wrinkled fingers back into the...
Sometimes a trip to the playground is a frustrating exercise in attempted adult conversation. Other times, you get some truth bombs laid out that resonates with you long after the afternoon is over.  Just a week before Thanksgiving this year,...
As military spouses, we are well-practiced in loving and supporting one another from a distance. We have connections in other states and other countries that we don't see often. But to me, this isolation due to COVID-19 feels different. I struggle...
Shortly after my twin boys turned one, I was diagnosed with a life-changing chronic illness called pulmonary hypertension. As a then-28-year-old, first-time mom and military wife, living across the country from our family and friends, I had no idea what...
Everyone says you need to “find your tribe.” You’re supposed to have that group of women with whom you do life, spend time with, and support each other. Your tribe will babysit your kids and bring you meals when something...
Facebook is a world of constantly changing statuses. Social media culture, in general, is very interesting to me. I am on Facebook daily. I am not ashamed of my screen time. Yes, I do have a husband, kids, a job...

Military Lifestyle

Changing My Perception (and Yours) of the Key Spouse Program

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The term “Key Spouse” (or even just "spouse") can sometimes bring up some unfavorable feelings. But how many of us really know what a Key...