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...
Our family is hitting the road on a trek to the grandparents house. Everyone is excited for the epic adventure to come, but the 17+ hours ahead of us in the car makes me wince a bit. While I...
My husband and I are coming up on 35 years of marriage. For those of you just starting out, that sounds like forever, but trust me, it goes fast. We carefully sandwiched our wedding between a four month field exercise...
Welcome to our newest series. In "Friday Favorites," our team will share a handful of favorite items. These can range from clothes to beauty products to recipes to books and anything in between.If there’s one thing I’ve learned as...
**I want to preface this post by saying that my words may trigger some of you. If you feel like your heart is in a tender spot today, it is more than okay to stop reading right now. I...
It is sakura (cherry blossom) season, and that means a number of holidays are upon us here in Japan.  Japan has plenty of holidays that are only celebrated here. That means when things are closed or we see a lot...
My 9-year-old daughter just entered a drawing contest.  The theme is, “my favorite place in the world."   While she was thinking which place to draw, my mind started pondering where in this world have I felt like saying that...
When I give a gift I want there to be thought behind it. When it comes to holidays and figuring out gifts for our boys, I usually will ask advice from my other friends (especially my special needs moms), the...
“Was that a dog?” my husband asked. We had both seen it, a streak of black fur through the underbrush just behind our tent.  “If it was, that would be big dog,” I replied. We heard the leaves rustle and...
The pandemic has drastically affected our lives. From the world economy to our mental health, the toll COVID-19 has taken is enormous. Suppose you are juggling the stress of military life (whether it is another PCS, deployment, or countless...
Welcome to our newest series. In "Friday Favorites," our team will share a handful of favorite items. These can range from clothes to beauty products to recipes to books and anything in between. This week is all about sharing the...
The older I get, the less I like gifts: holiday gifts, birthday gifts, "just because" gifts, that thing where your neighbors leave an anonymous basket of items from the dollar bin at Target with a poem about how you...

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...