I am an idealist. Since I was a little girl, I’ve held this innate belief of ideals over practicality. I don’t look at facts. I look at hope beyond reasonable explanation. Some would call people like myself visionaries, wishful thinkers, romanticists,...
I once wrote a paper in college about the movie “Groundhog Day” and Nietzche’s doctrine of eternal recurrence: would you choose to live the exact same life, the exact same way on a loop for eternity? I think of...
When I think of my chronic pain, I think of a time that my nephew was ill. We both handled our pain in the same way. Let me paint a picture for you (trigger warning for sensitive stomachs): My nephew has...
The New Year brought with it a barrage of posts about New Year’s Resolutions all over social media—goals to improve who we are, how we look, how much money we make… I get it. I really do. I constantly strive to...
Everyone seemed to be so excited when Disney Plus came out. And by everyone, I meant adults everywhere. People counted down days until its arrival; some even took the day off work! There were so many memes that came...
I have a confession to make: I’m not great at being a stay-at-home mom. It was never part of my plans but neither was marrying a soldier. And because that has meant moving seven times in nine years, you can...
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. We've been living away from home and...
  There’s something so hopeful and expectant about the New Year. Sometimes you have big, exciting plans for the next year; other times it’s just a year you’re eager to put behind you. That's right - suck it, 2007! Whether you...
I stood in the center of my kitchen; one hand on the counter and one hand on my head. I could feel the panic welling up inside me. Thoughts of how much I had to do swirled through my...
If you spend any time on social media, you’ve seen evidence of this month’s greatest controversy. This issue crosses party lines. It affects both rural and urban communities; the coastal elites and the plains of the Midwest; baby boomers...
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. Disclaimer: None of these companies are...
Do you pee when you sneeze? This is sort of a sensitive question and topic, and this might be too personal for some of us to answer. But asking this question and seeking out treatment has really changed my life...

Military Lifestyle

Meal Trains and the Military: How Food Brings Us ALL Together

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In the decade or so since I’ve been a military spouse, it’s been difficult to effectively relay the ways in which our lives are...