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“Is that your dad again?” my husband asked me. I felt a knot in my stomach. “Yep. Third time today,” I said. I felt torn. Do I answer the phone and annoy my husband or do I ignore the call...
I love to read and have found joining a Book Club can be a great way to make friends as I've moved around the country. While book people are some of the best people, I've found that Book Club...
Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash   “I hope we don’t see you for awhile,” the nurse said as she waved goodbye to me on my way out. This was the fourth trip I had made in one week to our...
“You doing ok?” I asked my friend.  “I don’t know,” she said as we walked along the trail. “I just feel…” she paused searching for the right word.  I could sense the word she was thinking for. “Overwhelmed?” I asked her.  “Honestly,...
A few years, I was at a farmer's market during the last week of October when the gal running the veggie stand said, "All purchases come with a free pumpkin today!" Fantastic! Thanks! I went to chose one out...
Halloween is fast approaching!  Does that statement make you cheer or make you groan?!  I used to be the sort of person who dreaded Halloween and couldn’t wait for it to be over but guess what? Living in America made...
Sometimes I have to be the witch and set some boundaries. One of these boundaries is that we can't start talking about our Halloween costumes when the temperature is the surface of the sun or basically until the end...
Since having my daughter, I have had to learn so much about how to navigate healthcare, specifically how to advocate for a tiny new human. Being a military spouse, you might hear horror stories of TRICARE, and I get...
“So when can I start walking again?” I excitedly asked my surgeon. Without missing a beat, she answered, “three months.” My heart dropped. “I’m sorry,” I said with a laugh, “I thought you said three months. That can’t be correct.” “No, that...
Photo by Marcin Jozwiak on Unsplash When I was a newish mother, I used to marvel at the other moms on the playground who didn’t flinch when their toddler took a tumble or an applesauce pouch exploded all over their...
People visit Alaska for the midnight sun and come in the winter for the Northern Lights, but what about everyone who lives there and gets to appreciate fall too?! We were lucky enough to spend three autumns in Fairbanks,...
A few years ago, I traded a life in the wacky-weather zone of the Midwest for a life of stable sunshine in Central Florida. And while I do not miss the snow and ice of a Midwest winter, I'll...

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An Army Kid Interview to Melt Your Heart

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I have 3 Army kids. 2 are walking and talking and school age. The 3rd is a roly-poly baby with no opinions except that...