I recently attended a friend’s wedding in Berkeley, California. It was small outdoor ceremony overlooking a lush park. The bride and groom vowed their love to one another under an archway of greenery. Every time I hear a couple...
It's only March, but Permanent Change of Station (PCS) season will be here before we know it. This is the span from May 15-August 31 where the military experiences a surge of moves for members and families. According to...
Every time I move, like a lot of you, I find it challenging to make new friends. I like to keep in touch with the friends I’ve made, but I also know that I need to make a few...
One of my favorite Christmas songs is Mariah Carey’s "All I Want for Christmas Is You." We are currently surviving our fifth deployment, but this will be the first year I will be singing that song with honest feelings...
My husband has served in the Air Force for 16 years. I served for four. And in that time, we have never lived in base housing. We never even tried. We never took a tour of any family housing...
I consider myself a well-seasoned military spouse. My salt and pepper roots are not just owed to genetics but also in part to having spent more than a decade married to a military man. From moving year after year...
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...
At some point in a military career, you are likely to live in military base housing or some type of off-base, privatized housing. Base housing isn't always basic, but it usually is a standard home with builder grade materials....
I dropped by my neighbor’s house the other day and was pleasantly surprised when she offered me the cutest little dessert. She had a whole tray of them sitting on her kitchen counter. I asked her what the occasion...
On a sunny December morning three years ago, my kids woke up to the sound of Christmas music and the aroma of our traditional egg casserole filling the house. The warm Texas sun beat through the windows, catching a...
Veterans Day is right around the corner and to celebrate service, many restaurants and retailers are giving away free meals and amazing discounts! Be sure to call ahead to verify if your location is participating! And thank you for...

Military Lifestyle

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...
children waiting in airport and a travel case with "The Dreaded Travel Dilemma" in text and MMC logo

The Dreaded Travel Dilemma