I am so over hearing “that’s so nice for you that your husband doesn’t deploy.” Yes, it is very nice that he does not deploy; however, that does not mean he doesn’t detach or spend countless weekends away on cross...
We are weeks away from our cross country Permanent Change of Station (PCS) and the "going away" coffees, lunches, potlucks, and parties are in full swing. We're slowly making our way around to the various groups of people that...
Well ladies, I did it again. Had another baby that is -- this time in Argentina. This was our third baby and third country in which I have delivered. If we get stationed overseas again, we may just have...
I caught a glimpse of you from the corner of my eye. You were smiling from ear to ear. He had an even bigger smile as you flirted openly with one another in the deli section of the Commissary....
Our little family is LOVING Okinawa, Japan. We love living the island lifestyle, and we also really love how kid-friendly and kid-focused the Japanese are. There are nursing rooms everywhere, kids are welcomed at almost all restaurants, and if...
When people think about traveling to or around Europe, they automatically think of major cities like London, Paris or Rome. If you’re planning to travel with your family and young children, then those big cities can seem a bit...
We all know that traveling isn't easy. Especially traveling with children. Road trips are one thing, but when you have to pack your gear up and head to the airport, that's a whole other ball of wax. Fortunately for...
Although it's March, for many of you, it still feels like winter. Most of my friends are posting pictures of snowy landscapes and adorable knit hats. I'm a sucker for an adorable hat, so I admit I feel a...
Dear Space X, In a few short years, my husband will be retiring from the Air Force, and I will be throwing in my apron as a stay-at-home mom. He will egress from the cockpit of his fighter jet after...
I have been a runner for the past 16 years. By no means am I a professional or elite runner, but I have run over a hundred races spanning in distance from one mile to 50 miles. In the...
The Winter Games are taking place in PyeongChang, a county in South Korea. This is the closest I have ever lived to any Olympic Games (currently stationed in Japan), but I feel so far away since I haven't seen...
We've all been there. It's PCS time, and we miss the things we left behind. We miss the familiarity of knowing where all our favorite ingredients are at the grocery store. There's missing knowing how to get around. We...

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