The woman in the front office handed me a copy of the imaging request the doctor had just filled out. She said to call and check up on its status by the end of the week if I hadn't...
This summer has been a wild ride of examples showing our vulnerabilities. With August being Operations Security (OPSEC) Awareness Month, it seemed like a good time for a deep dive and review. It is no longer just that “loose...
Dear Teacher, I’m a mix of emotions this new school year.  I'm thrilled that my daughter will attend public school in person again and be in your class. But I'm also a little concerned at how things are not quite...
It’s the middle of the summer, aka peak travel season. Many airports in the U.S. are “already back to or are exceeding pre-pandemic passenger traffic levels.” As the country struggles with COVID fatigue and vaccines are readily available for...
I’ve turned into an introvert who can play extrovert as I’ve grown older. I don’t believe the pandemic has helped me socially, as we’ve been quite cautious and done very, very little with friends the last year. Looking forward,...
"Yes, that’s it! Said the Hatter with a sigh, it’s always tea time.” – Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland Britain and Tea Drinking  Some countries are known for certain things. Australia for beer & kangaroos; New Zealand for the Hakka; India...
While the mental health community and culture has been gaining traction over the last couple of years, we as a society still have a very long way to go to create a truly safe space for those dealing with mental health...
Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could just have a professional photographer following you around all day documenting every little precious moment as your babies grow? Not only is that impossible, but every time you changed duty stations or moved,...
Men and women who wore our nation’s uniform continue to answer the call of duty after returning home. They make a difference in their communities across the country, and their stories deserve to be told.  That's why we are partnering...
Nothing makes this mama's heart happier than sitting on my couch (or at my dining room table or even on my own bed) and being surrounded by my kids and their people. I don't take it lightly that my...
"I can't wait to go back to normal." It's something I've said since the beginning of this. I mean, haven't we all? But honestly, just thinking about being around people again is starting to give me a little bit of...
Get your quarter ready- it's time to explore Aldi! Our family lives an hour away from the closest commissary, so we have had to get creative to stay on budget for grocery shopping. There is an Aldi close by, and...

Military Lifestyle

The Art of Reaching Out as a New Spouse

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Sometimes during life as a military spouse, one will hear statements like, “You knew what you signed up for when you marry a military service...