The front porch portrait and its appeal somewhat elude me. Maybe I'm not sentimental enough; it's definitely the contrarian in me. These family pictures do fascinate me, though. I find myself wondering about their historical significance. If I'm being honest,...
In all the places we’ve lived, I’ve never really been one to join the neighborhood Facebook group. Then we moved overseas and lived off base in a community where I did not speak the language. It was pretty much a...
Friday, June 26th marks the 5th anniversary of Obergefell v. Hodges, a landmark civil-rights case where the supreme court deemed marriage equality a constitutional right for LGBTQIA+ couples. By 2015 only a few states still had a ban on...
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. In the last several days, the outrage...
Date night takes on a whole new meaning with kids on the scene. Gone are the days of impromptu happy hours and last-minute dinner decisions. Now, date night needs to be planned weeks in advance, and even then, it’s always...
As I write this, I am several weeks into social distancing/quarantine/isolation in response to COVID-19. It is a surreal time to be sure. In fact, time itself has become an abstract concept. As I adapt to my new COVID-19 normal,...
When I was about ten years old I watched a house get taken apart and put on wheels. I watched this from my grandparent's driveway. It was a historical home that for some reason someone decided to take apart and...
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. Typically I catch on to a trend...
If you’re like my family, the winter months are a time for hibernation and family bonding. This year we’re even more reclusive with a raging flu season, a newborn in the house, and our first winter in six years. Let’s...
'Twas the night of St. Valentine, and all through the house, Mama was stressing and rushing around. Dishes were dirty, the baby’s tooshie was bare, While the pre-teen screamed over gum in her hair.   The children refused to get ready for bed, “We want...
My daughter recently asked me what my decorating style is; an odd question since my house had also been her house for eighteen years. Someone had asked her the question, and she didn’t know what to say. So she...
Today is one of those ordinary days. He usually wakes up earlier than me. He's probably gone to PT and already come home before I even wake up. When he doesn't have to be at work early, he changes the...

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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...