Yes, that is the unofficial slogan for this West Texas town, population 115,930.  By the time we finally move this summer, we will have lived here for a total of 6, count them, SIX years! Join the Air Force, they...
In early May I had the opportunity to attend a conference called Homefront Rising, in Washington D.C. Homefront Rising is a one-day non-partisan leadership boot camp for military spouses. It focuses on running for office, advocacy and teaching military spouses to...
I have been a runner for the past 16 years. By no means am I a professional or elite runner, but I have run over a hundred races spanning in distance from one mile to 50 miles. In the...
I figured my mother to be a huge crime-book enthusiast as I was coming of age. She used to incessantly say that her biggest fear was of mistaken identity. Really!?! A 48-year-old single mother and middle school history teacher...
I have three kids, and when they were babies and toddlers, it was so easy to find “friends” for them, i.e., I found friends for myself who also happened to have kids my kids’ ages. Now that my kids...
When I Said I Didn’t Want To Celebrate Valentine’s Day, What I Really Meant Was… Why I stopped celebrating Valentine’s Day I stopped celebrating Valentines’ Day when I was in my 20s and dating a dashing man who was excellent at...
A few weeks ago, I was bracing for a busy day. My son woke up feeling sick and since I work from home, I focused on keeping him comfortable in the real world while juggling looming deadlines in the...
We found out that my wife was pregnant with our first child and that I had orders to Aviano Air Base in Italy at almost the exact same time. Up until that point, my wife worked full time as...
You know the drill.  After you finally arrive in your new city, the to-do list generally looks a little like this:  -unpack the coffee maker -set up the internet -figure out which day is trash day -make some new friends Depending on how old your...
This website and community were created for you and your feedback is incredibly important to us. We have been hard at work building a method for military moms to have resources, guides, information and more to bring joy to...
We are weeks away from our cross country Permanent Change of Station (PCS) and the "going away" coffees, lunches, potlucks, and parties are in full swing. We're slowly making our way around to the various groups of people that...
Most of you have probably heard Reveille, Retreat, and Taps played at your military installation – but what do they mean, and what can we learn from them? When I was a freshly minted military spouse – nearly 11 years...

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Root Bound and Feeling Stuck: When Everyone is Changing Except You

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I feel as root bound and hemmed in as a plant that has been in its pot for too long. Restless, edgy, stuck...I am...
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The Dreaded Travel Dilemma