In honor of Mother's Day, we interviewed a military mom from each of the past eight decades. We enjoyed hearing what has changed and what has stayed the same. From fads to parenting techniques to timeless advice, moms have...
In honor of Mother's Day, we interviewed a military mom from each of the past eight decades. We enjoyed hearing what has changed and what has stayed the same. From fads to parenting techniques to timeless advice, moms have...
My husband was on flight duty when I received the 2:00 a.m. phone call. We were stationed at the infamous Ft. Drum in Upstate New York. We had been there only a short three months, and there was three...
“Kick the leaves, kick the leaves, kick the leaves!” I sing in a made-up cadence as I hold my 1-year-old’s hand and watch his chubby feet scatter the discarded, crunchy foliage around us. After two back-to-back snowstorms completely shuttered...
I've been a military spouse for five years, and in those five years I've come to realize that military life is a confusing roller coaster ride of emotions. Some days, I feel like a good military spouse - I...
I figured my mother to be a huge crime-book enthusiast as I was coming of age. She used to incessantly say that her biggest fear was of mistaken identity. Really!?! A 48-year-old single mother and middle school history teacher...
The Air Fryer. It is basically the pumpkin spice latte of kitchen gadgets. It is super on trend, you probably got one over the holidays, and it is AMAZING. I bought my favorite new counter clutter on a Cyber...
The weather outside is still frightful, and, honestly, so is the state of my closet. I have a deep love of sweaters. Turtleneck, oversize, colorful … I love them all! But my closet is a mess --  sweaters are...
Like most basic white girls, I eagerly await the advent of fall. The crispness in the air is positively life-giving after a long, sticky summer. Everything feels fresh and new, which is the epitome of irony, given that fall...
When someone says "winter vacation," I highly doubt the idea of going to Ireland is high on the priority list. However, our family of four spent nine glorious days traveling southern Ireland over winter break, and we could not...
Let’s get real. We all get up every morning, get dressed in a hurry to drop the kids at school and/or head to work. The one thing that can make or break the “outfit of the day” is often...
We found out that my wife was pregnant with our first child and that I had orders to Aviano Air Base in Italy at almost the exact same time. Up until that point, my wife worked full time as...

Military Lifestyle

Meal Trains and the Military: How Food Brings Us ALL Together

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In the decade or so since I’ve been a military spouse, it’s been difficult to effectively relay the ways in which our lives are...