Tag: life lessons

Remembering To Give Our Friends (and Ourselves) a Little Grace

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I’ve turned into an introvert who can play extrovert as I’ve grown older. I don’t believe the pandemic has helped me socially, as we’ve...

What I Learned From Grieving Long Distance

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I lost a dear friend today. She was one of my people. It’s a loss that I now feel acutely, but I know it will...

Going “Back to Normal” Makes me Nervous

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"I can't wait to go back to normal." It's something I've said since the beginning of this. I mean, haven't we all? But honestly, just...

PCS to Graduate School: Lessons Learned from a Seasoned Spouse

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Get yourself a sweatshirt from the campus book store, and order up a special backpack- your family is going back to school!   Getting a masters...

At Ease: Taking a Day Off With Your Little Platoon

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Do you have a day off scheduled into your week? I didn't always. Once I became intentional about it, I don't know how I lived...

May Book Club: Such a Fun Age

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How often have you run into a grocery store or convenience store late at night, searching for a quick snack, the team snacks you...

Military Separations SHOULD Be Easier, But They Never Are

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I crushed a baseball cap over my bed head as I grabbed keys. The early morning air nipped at my fingers as I carried...

The Importance of Doing Life Together

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There is a famous African proverb: It takes a village to raise a child. Well for many of us, that is going to be...

After an Early Breast Cancer Diagnosis, I’m Grateful for Time

Time is a precarious thing, most especially for us as parents living a life in the military. It either can’t pass quickly enough (deployments and Mondays...

The 12 Military Spouses You’ll Meet (Plus One)

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Hello new military spouse, and welcome!  We are at opposite ends of this military-spouse journey, you and I. You are just beginning as a...

Yes, You Still Know What You Are Doing

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  How do you have confidence in your parenting when you can’t even know if it’s safe to take a walk in your neighborhood with...

Early Saturdays Are Worth It For This Ballerina

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“8:00 am on a Saturday?!?” I asked incredulously. As my friend reassured me that she really enjoyed getting her daughter out the door for soccer,...