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In an age of ever-busier schedules and increasing digital distractions, a date is often recommended as a good way to keep your relationships connected and strong. We're all familiar with the concept of weekly date night with your spouse or...
What surprised me the most about hot flashes is how they almost feel like contractions. The slow wave, the tensing, the immersion in sensation, the fad, and the relief when the discomfort is over. The way I get through...
I watched Sex and the City on repeat in my college years. My girlfriends and I would gather around our living room TV with bowls of popcorn and glasses of wine. We would stay up late in the night...
I go through seasons with the way I make my coffee. How I prepare the brew seems to mirror the season I'm in. As of late, my cup of caffeine is ready in about two minutes flat, thanks to...
If your best friend, neighbor, sibling, or a total stranger in the parking lot of the grocery store told you that: they felt like they were failing as a parent that their children’s behavior was a disaster some days ...
When I was young, single, and child-free, I went to the spa monthly. I had my nails done every two weeks and my hair done at least every other month. I thought that was the minimal maintenance for me to...
“Journal writing, when it becomes a ritual for transformation, is not only life-changing but life-expanding.” – Jen Williamson Have you ever wanted to journal? I have kept my dearest thoughts, wishes, and hopes in the blank pages of a journal...
Raise your hand if you've thought any of these: Don’t even get me started that there’s less than 2 months left of 2021. Wasn’t this year supposed to be better? Good night nurse, how much more can we handle? (Dear...
In 2020 my brain was overstressed. I didn’t feel like I had a lot of personal growth because I was spending my time feeling anxious, wiping off groceries, and doom scrolling more than I care to admit. This year...
Going gray is something that many of us will face. When will it happen? And what will we do about it when it does? Welcome to The Gray Hair Debate. A friend once said to me, with a nod...
Another runner dodged past me. I watched as her ponytail swung back and forth, the space increasing between us with each step. I urged my feet and legs forward, but my running stride turned into a limping walk.  “C’mon Lindsay,...
This week, my youngest child had a cough that started out benign but developed into a hacking cough that woke him up, gasping for breath. For a week straight I held him at night with my shower on, the...

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An Army Kid Interview to Melt Your Heart

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I have 3 Army kids. 2 are walking and talking and school age. The 3rd is a roly-poly baby with no opinions except that...