You told me you were deploying today. I wasn't that surprised. It comes with the job. You were due. We were due. It was time. We’ve been so fortunate for the several years without one, though time away was...
Most people hear the word “retirement” and think of something that happens later in life. Generally, it is a time where one stops working and lives off of a company pension, retirement plan, or savings. It evokes images of...
I was 18 years old the first time I moved away from home. And it changed me. I learned how to live with another female. As a girl with only brothers, this was a big one. Thankfully, I was lucky enough...

Dear Future Dog …

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Dear Future Dog, Some people may think it’s strange I’m writing this letter to you, but children write letters to Santa, a figure who was real in the past, and you are real in the future so potato, potahto, why...
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...
  Seven and a half years.  Besides the state I grew up in, this is the longest I have lived anywhere. When we first moved to Texas, things felt foreign. They have now become so familiar -- of course when we...
  Recently, when I was in line at the grocery store, I picked up a magazine that boasted "Person of the Year" on the front cover. I could guess what I was about to encounter as I opened up to...
On December 6, 2018, my husband burst through our front door much earlier than I was expecting him. He had been on duty all night, and I had not seen or heard from him since the day before. He...
The perfect mother: a title bestowed upon the best moms and coveted by many. This woman can balance everything. Her children are carefully dressed and well-behaved. She can manage a career and be present at home and for all...
My earliest memory of taking photos was when I was 15 years old. I borrowed my dad’s Sony Mavica he used for work. It was my first digital camera, and it recorded photos on a floppy disk. I thought...
My family and I enjoy holidays, but we love the Christmas season. The lights and decorations; the cheer and spirit; the food and family. Something about this time of year and season is just a little magical. I look forward...
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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...
children waiting in airport and a travel case with "The Dreaded Travel Dilemma" in text and MMC logo

The Dreaded Travel Dilemma