When I think back to my time using a breast pump with my first child, my memories are pretty ho hum at best. Mostly, I remember being alone in a confined space, with a ticking clock, telling me I...
Snail Mail Still Matters I am entrenched in our on-demand, instant gratification world of communication. Landline phones and calling cards seem so outdated that it’s hard to imagine I once saved babysitting money to buy a 500 minute calling card...
Unless you've been living under a rock (pun totally intended), you've probably heard about or seen The Kindness Rocks Project (or one of its MANY offshoots) in action.  The concept is simple -- brighten someone's day by painting rocks, hiding them...
We've all been there. It is two months into the most recent deployment, and you realize that you haven't sent one care package to your spouse who is deployed. Whoops! The fact that you are raising tiny humans who need...
This past Wednesday, senior advisor Ivanka Trump held a listening session at the White House with a group of military spouses. The topic was employment, or rather, the challenges military spouses face in finding and retaining employment. According to CNN...
I could hardly let him go the first drill weekend after he was home from Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training (AIT). I remember being so angry and frustrated that the Army had him all summer and now was...
I don’t like asking for help because I don’t like bothering people. I tend to assume there are worse things in the world than my problem, and everyone is busy, so why bother them. Because of this thinking, I...
... you know the rest of the lyrics. For those who are military spouses, this should be our mantra. Personally, I feel that this is how I can describe at least 65 percent of my married life. Between deployments,...
In terms of military assignments, I’ve been pretty fortunate. Even for some locations with mixed reviews, I have always found something positive about my time there. Bloom where you’re planted and all. What I never expected was to instantly and...
I love bath time with my son. He's three months old and thinks I'm awesome. Every splash is hilarious, and every silly face I make is the greatest moment in his life. He makes me feel like the best...
  There are hundreds, if not thousands, of research studies, commentaries, and articles published on the effects of military life upon children: the advantages and disadvantages, how the kids relate to the world and the people around them, the behavioral...
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...

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My Military Spouse Friendships Fill a Void like No Other

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Chances are if you are reading this, you have at least one friend who is a military spouse, or on the flip side of...
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The Dreaded Travel Dilemma