Why Long Distance Best Friends Are Actually The Best Thing Ever
Friendship

Why Long Distance Best Friends Are Actually The Best Thing Ever

It happens every time we move. I experience some sort of existential crisis – where I question if my life has any meaning, purpose or value. You relate, right?! Because here you are in another brand new place where you know no one, you have no job, your stuff is all broken from the move,…

How Plan a Military Wedding Date When the Date Keeps Changing?
Marriage

How Plan a Military Wedding Date When the Date Keeps Changing?

So you’re getting ready plan a military wedding and marry your service member. Congratulations! If your military dating relationship has been challenging because of long distance, deployments, and training schools, then you probably can’t wait until you can both settle down and actually live together every day. But wait… if you are like other military…

When Your Military Kid Isn’t Feeling All That Resilient
Military Kids

When Your Military Kid Isn’t Feeling All That Resilient

Inside: We love to taut the resilience of military kids, but the truth is, it’s hard. What do you do when your military kid isn’t feeling all that resilient? I watched everything in my room get wrapped in layers of brown packing paper and put into boxes labeled “Boy Room.” My trophies and favorite legos…

What I’ve Learned After Two Decades of Being a Military Spouse…
Military Wife

What I’ve Learned After Two Decades of Being a Military Spouse…

I often wonder what I would share with the young bride, who crossed through that sword arch on that warm July day more than two decades ago, about military life. That’s the thing about perspective… You have to get some life under your belt, jump over hurdles, endure some bumps and rough patches to find…

The Ultimate List of Summer Resources for Military Kids
Military Kids

The Ultimate List of Summer Resources for Military Kids

Any deployment is challenging, especially when you are the solo parent to young children. But deployments that stretch over the summer are especially difficult for the parent at home. Summer disrupts many activities and extracurriculars, and it means that a working parent must scramble to find additional childcare options. I have gone through several summertime…

Parenting Teens in Military Life Is the Loneliest I’ve Felt as a Spouse
Friendship

Parenting Teens in Military Life Is the Loneliest I’ve Felt as a Spouse

I remember the days of meeting people through my children playing at the playground, eating dirt (hey, it happens), school field trips, the bus stop, after school activities, and anywhere kids were present. The bus stop is the hot spot for meeting moms for school-aged kids. Now as a mother of tweens and a teen…