I wrote in pen. I should never have written in that diary with pen. "There is strong, there is Army strong. And then there is Army Wife Strong." - Aditi Mather Kumar  They say it takes a strong woman to love...
We left another house last month. It was a good one. One of those houses where we felt at home quickly. We left diapers in the rear view in that house. We hunkered down and survived a pandemic together there....
We are so pleased to have Debra Whitson and her professional advice for you! For more info on her agency and services, please see the link in her bio. Thank you! As a mediator and collaborative divorce practitioner, I’ve unfortunately...
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...

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

The Dreaded Travel Dilemma