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Category Archives: Military Life

Life in the Military While Dealing with Life on the Spectrum

Changes, moving, training schedules, different schools, different teachers, new houses, new service providers, deployments – these are all things that we all deal with as we live through military life. … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

I’m Still a Feminist if I Let My Husband Love Me, Right?

Relationships, marriages, families: to keep them healthy, it takes a lot of work. Even when you love someone beyond measure, there are the daily realities – toothpaste squeezed from the … Continue reading

February 10, 2014 · 14 Comments

Standing for What Matters

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent on the things that matter. -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Today, on our country’s celebration of the life of slain … Continue reading

January 20, 2014 · 2 Comments

Hagel: And the Cuts are Just Beginning

Good ol’ Chuck didn’t even let the ink dry on the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, which so cleanly and effectively stripped veterans, wounded warriors, retirees, active duty and surviving spouses … Continue reading

December 20, 2013 · 3 Comments

Strength in Numbers: Military Families Unite

When I had my first child, my husband and I barely had two pennies to pinch together. My husband’s chief and his wife brought us a gift of baby clothes … Continue reading

December 18, 2013 · 3 Comments

Stirring the Hornet’s Nest

It seems like yesterday when my husband told me that Mike and Carlos Boettcher, famous father/son correspondents for ABCNews, were embedded with their unit in Afghanistan. These national reporters were … Continue reading

December 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Congress’ Christmas Message to the Troops

Christmas for the Troops came early this year. Congress decided it needed to show the entire military family exactly how much they appreciate the sacrifice, dedication, honor and commitment that … Continue reading

December 16, 2013 · 141 Comments

Our Turn on the Holiday Deployment Circuit

Everyone who has been married to the military, or in the military for that matter, knows that there are deployment cycles. We just happen to be part of the group … Continue reading

December 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

Appreciating our Heroes: What Happens Between Kinder and Adulthood?

To my surprise, my youngest son’s kinder class has been talking about Veterans this past week. Everyday my son came home with new thoughts – and questions – about what “serving” … Continue reading

November 11, 2013 · 2 Comments

Temporary Isolation: Moving “Home” for Deployment

This past summer we did something that thousands of other military families across the nation do every summer.  We moved.  This move was a little bit different.  This move was … Continue reading

November 1, 2013 · 4 Comments