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  • That Time I Was Forced To Get A Dog

    June 2, 2021 by

    Once upon a time there was a husband who wanted a dog. The wife said “There’s no way in the world I am adding a dog to my responsibilities right now. The kids are too little and you are deployed too often. This is not the best time for us.” And so the conversation was… Read more

  • Celebrating Military Kids and Leaving the Stereotypes Behind

    April 8, 2021 by

    Each year, April is acknowledged as the Month of the Military Child and my heart immediately opens wide to celebrate this amazing segment of our population. Statistics say that almost one million kids live within the military community and their resiliency and perseverance inspire me. But I didn’t always feel that way. As I’ve mentioned… Read more

  • Hey America, can we take a deep breath?

    October 24, 2020 by

    Hey friends. Can we talk for a minute? I’ve debated for weeks about whether this topic is worth approaching because I am a peacemaker who hates confrontation…but I think it is time for a frank conversation. Can you keep an open mind and not burn down my house after you read it? Thanks. (If you… Read more

  • Quirky Military Homes and the Reasons I Love Them

    January 29, 2020 by

    My family has moved many times in the last twenty years, in the country and out, from base to base to base. There is an unbeatable camaraderie among military families, for a plethora of reasons, but I find the laughter (and frustration) over our homes to be a special connection. Living transitory lives in different… Read more

  • A Letter To My Younger Self: A Navy Wife’s Reflection

    September 16, 2019 by

    Twenty years ago I sat in a stadium watching my future husband receive his commissioning in the US Navy. With a stack of blissful hopes and dreams we jumped into the military life and flew into the unknown. For that hometown 20-something girl, every single thing was an unknown. Dropped into a completely new world,… Read more

  • Living the Messy Life

    September 5, 2019 by

    People say the kitchen is the lifeblood of a house. It’s where family and friends congregate and eat; it’s where parties linger, conversations flow and occasions are celebrated. I spend a significant portion of my day standing in my kitchen, which usually doubles as a home office because Mama needs a command center! As a… Read more

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