While reading fellow contributor Rebecca Hurtley’s excellent post on self-love recently, I was reminded of the adage: you are what you think. It occurred to me that in the practice of self-love, you really need to remember that simple phrase....
I wish I hadn’t waited. If I could go back and change one single thing in my entire life, it would be to get help sooner. I knew something was probably “off” within a few months of delivering our first...
I am sure I am not alone when I say that scheduling time for myself isn’t something very high on my priority list, especially not to go to the doctor. I spend my days chasing my little ones around,...
What do you know about the early(ish) 1900s? I remember learning a little about the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and the poverty and hardships of the people that lived during that time. But it was then glossed over in...
Experts say that adults need seven to nine hours of sleep each night. With three little kids, a whining dog, and a spouse that gets up before the sun, this feels unattainable much of the time. I know I'm not...
Raise your hand if you felt personally victimized by 2020?  Insert all readers with hands raised.  Now that we all have our hands raised, each of us can admit we suffer from pandemic burnout. Whether you virtually school, work from home,...
On day five of the freeze of the century here in Texas this past winter—because a global pandemic is just not punishment enough sometimes—my husband and I decided it was time to venture out and see if there was...
"Yes, that’s it! Said the Hatter with a sigh, it’s always tea time.” – Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland Britain and Tea Drinking  Some countries are known for certain things. Australia for beer & kangaroos; New Zealand for the Hakka; India...
While the mental health community and culture has been gaining traction over the last couple of years, we as a society still have a very long way to go to create a truly safe space for those dealing with mental health...
It was over ninety degrees, and I was encapsulated in full length jeans and a lightweight sweater. I was a female Steve Carrell in my eighteen layers of clothing, minus the fact that Crazy Stupid Love's Ryan Gosling hadn't...
MOMS - It's time for us to step up to the plate and get to grilling!  All too often, the grilling is left to the guys. Well, it's time for that to end. I'm here to tell you that grilling is...
I have tried to write this post at least a dozen times. I have started, stopped, started again. Each time I begin, another news article pops up about COVID vaccines and masks and mandates. I am tired. I imagine...

Military Lifestyle

The Art of Reaching Out as a New Spouse

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Sometimes during life as a military spouse, one will hear statements like, “You knew what you signed up for when you marry a military service...