We all have our embarrassing gaffes or mistakes; those stories that make us cringe. We let time pass and hope that the years will help us forget those moments. But when these things happen in the military, they tend to...
It's PCS season!! I am SO excited! I've looked at different school districts and eyed rentals that are just hitting the market. I checked out what unique things a future base has to offer to our family. I've done the pre-move...
My husband and I recently celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary. When I think back on the day we said “I do,” there was so much in our future I could never have imagined: the perfect little faces of our three...
Life as a military spouse is not often framed in the most glowing of terms. We endure a unique set of challenges, after all. But when discussed positively, it’s almost always done as a tribute to fortitude, flexibility, or fearlessness...
A friend from college texted me the other day. She was worried about her father, a doctor, contracting COVID-19. I told her I had some idea what she might be going through. When we were roommates, my father was deployed...
He could have picked golf. Or fishing. Or even shooting. The list of potential hobbies are endless for a retired warrior, yet my husband chose a pastime that honors the fallen - cleaning veterans' tombstones. His love of history has often...
When I joined the Marine Corps, my recruiter sold me on joining the band. Frankly, it was a pretty easy sell, since I loved music. The problem was that she portrayed it as a pretty easy, cushy job. I quickly...
For some military members and families, retirement can be a scary or bad idea. Others find the idea amazing and exciting.  Our family wholeheartedly associates with the latter. At the risk of sounding cheesy, when it comes to counting down...
As a west coast native, it feels strange to me that my daughter has a Tennessee birth certificate and will always have a tie back to the south. Especially as we are in the midst of an ETS to...
One of the amazing benefits of military service is the use of your Veteran’s Administration Home Loan! Without a VA loan, many service members would not have the ability to purchase a home. Here is an updated list of 7...
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...