As a mother and a military wife, I find that sometimes I'm just burnt out. Life is busy, to say the least. And because of my busyness, there are days that I forget to take care of myself. Self-care has...
I know I'm not alone when I say I am overwhelmed. I am exhausted. I am burned out.  It started with working from home in March, which was sustainable because the Army wanted my husband working from home as well. Of...
It sounds catchy: the Quarantine 15. In case you haven’t been on social media way too much lately (like I have), the Quarantine 15 refers to the 15 pounds that people are gaining as a result of staying home to observe...
Someone knew we'd need Frozen II in 2020. I'm not necessarily talking about the amazing people at Disney+ who released it months ahead of schedule. But someone up there - or on earth - or somewhere in between - knew...
"How's that New Year resolution working for you?" That's what the marquis sign at the local swim club would read this time of year at our last duty station. My husband thought the sentiment sounded smug, and he wasn't convinced...
I am comfortably curled into the left end of our sofa with my "Don't Stress Do Your Best" Threshold mug from Target. I slowly bring the stoneware vessel to my mouth and inhale the campfire notes from my blueberry...
I recently got my hair cut. It is nothing fancy—just a standard bob-sort of hair cut where the front is probably a little longer than my chin. I have curly hair, and in this Texas humidity, I like to keep...
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...

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...