Blog Archives for category Military Life

New treatment for ‘Invisible Wounds of War’ gives families hope

In my 24 years as a Navy wife, I never lost sleep worrying that my husband had been injured in… Continue reading »

The Hare, the Tortoise, and the Hairy Retiree

Let’s face it — nothing packs on the pounds like getting out of the military. After years of being weighed,… Continue reading »

Don’t be a moody foodie

I’ll try anything once. Well, maybe not cliff diving … or running with the bulls … or a Mohawk hairdo… Continue reading »

The other men (and a few women) in my life

In my 23 years as a military spouse, I have regularly had relationships with individuals other than my husband. Often… Continue reading »

No excuses: Visit your military spouse during R&R

“There’s no way I can go to Africa,” I told my husband, Francis, over a bad Skype connection. He was… Continue reading »

Friendly persuasion: Why Mom was right

Back in the 1980s, when my mother’s favorite film aired on TV, she would try desperately to get our family… Continue reading »

What does riding the bus teach kids?

This month, many American military children home and abroad are boarding busses for their first, excited days of school. Despite… Continue reading »

One year out of the military, and the ride’s still not over

A year ago, my husband, Francis, stood on a stage before our family and friends in his Navy dress uniform… Continue reading »

A tale of two studies: What story would your space tell?

“Dear Lord,” I prayed recently while lifting another heavy cardboard book box from the pile left by the movers, “please… Continue reading »

Eee O Eleven, and Done

The day had finally come. Our eleventh, and last, military household goods move. The Navy’s final retirement gift after 28… Continue reading »

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