Tag: friendship

Dear Military: Thank You For The Friendships

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Parenting is a series of highs and lows. The unbelievable, joy-filling highs, and the heartbreaking, world-altering lows of parenting cannot be replaced. When we...

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...

Four Types of Girlfriends You Need In Your Life

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We may not always admit it, but we need girlfriends in our life. It's chilling to think what sort of woman I would be, mother...

18 Ways to Provide Support During a Deployment

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Surviving deployments and even extended TDYs can take a lot out of everyone. The emotional roller coaster leading up to the goodbye; manning the day...

I Understand It Now: Confessions of a Reformed Hugger 

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A friend came over recently and brought my husband and me freshly-baked scones and homemade masks. It was a personal and lovely gesture during...

Online Etiquette for the New Normal

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In all the places we’ve lived, I’ve never really been one to join the neighborhood Facebook group. Then we moved overseas and lived off base...

Gossip Girl: What the End of a Friendship Taught Me About...

  “She’s lying about me.” “She hurt my feelings.” “She’s being mean.” Any of these statements could’ve been uttered by my eight-year-old daughter; and, to be sure, they...

It’s Not a Sign of Weakness – It’s a Gift of...

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Sometimes a trip to the playground is a frustrating exercise in attempted adult conversation. Other times, you get some truth bombs laid out that...

No-Contact Ways to Connect With Friends Right Now

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As military spouses, we are well-practiced in loving and supporting one another from a distance. We have connections in other states and other countries that...
boxes for moving or a PCS

The Best of Times, the Worst of Times – A Tale...

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You know it well, friends. Your orders are cut. Your new life is just around the corner. You have only a few short months...

Women FOR Women on International Women’s Day

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"You should be ashamed of yourself for being a stay at home wife." These are the words that have haunted me for years. Every now...

Awkward Meetups and Friend First Dates: Finding My Place Even If...

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I sealed the dishwasher and pressed the start button for the second time that day. I sighed and reached for my grande-sized beverage on...