Are you a twin? I remember feeling envious of twins growing up. I felt like they had an almost supernatural connection, and I thought the idea of having a person who looked just like me would be wonderful. Of course,...
Alicia Berenson loved her husband. This is obvious in the opening chapter of the "The Silent Patient" by Alex Michaelides, which is an excerpt from her personal journal. All she wants to do is love him and please him;...
Welcome to our newest series. In "Friday Favorites," our team will share a handful of favorite items. These can range from clothes to beauty products to recipes to books and anything in between. Some of my most vivid memories of...
Tragedy, neglect, addiction, manipulation - all these words can describe "The Con Man's Daughter" by Candice Curry. Yet, this memoir is so much more than this. It is a story of triumph over tragedy, love over pain, and forgiveness...
If you have ever lived or been stationed near Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington, you know "the mountain." It is Mount Rainier, the snowy volcano that towers at over 14,000 feet in elevation. It is the tallest mountain in...
Miracle Creek starts with a trial - the trial of a mother accused of murdering her son. But, as we quickly learn, the trial and the alleged murder are not so simple. In Miracle Creek by Angie Kim, we find...
Jennifer Weiner is an accomplished fiction author. I have read several of her books, and they all include women who overcome trials and or adversity in many forms. These women are real. They have emotions, complexities, and do not...
Parents know that rules are necessary. Rules keep order in the chaos of raising children; they provide structure and expectations; they are the yardstick to measure anything from behavior to development. Rules are a guideline to life. In Little Fires...
How often have you run into a grocery store or convenience store late at night, searching for a quick snack, the team snacks you need at 6 AM the next morning, or the forgotten item from your list? I...
"This then is the true lesson: There is nothing romantic about love. Only the most naive believe it will save them. Only the hardiest of us will survive it. And yet. And yet! We believe in love because we...
I enjoy reading stories that are fiction yet based in real life. The events may be altered, and the names may be entirely fake. The settings and the plot are at the discretion of the author, who can and...
Have you heard of this month's book? A book that everyone claims is a "must" read? A book that seems to pop up in conversations and social media constantly? One that is so popular that you are 84th on...

Military Lifestyle

Root Bound and Feeling Stuck: When Everyone is Changing Except You

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I feel as root bound and hemmed in as a plant that has been in its pot for too long. Restless, edgy, stuck...I am...
children waiting in airport and a travel case with "The Dreaded Travel Dilemma" in text and MMC logo

The Dreaded Travel Dilemma