Blog Archives for category Military Life

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 »

Heartbreak Fridge

The summer military moving season is upon us, which means it’s probably time to say good-bye to some very good… Continue reading »

The Poetry of ‘Taps’

One evening in 1981 while I was at summer camp, I took a deep breath, and blew a little too… Continue reading »

Birds, Bees and Brats: Exposure to culture breeds curiosity in military kids

“Time for gelato!” I blurted, pulling our kids away from a statue at the Vatican City Museum during a family… Continue reading »

Late Blooming

A few days ago, I made my usual school drop off, then took our two-year-old lab Moby on his regular… Continue reading »

The Outsiders: Can military families ever be ‘locals’?

On a recent drive to take our two eldest kids back to college after spring break, I didn’t mind when… Continue reading »

From Rags to Ratchet: Are there no riches in military life?

“What the …?” my 16-year-old daughter, Lilly, stopped herself short in front of our minivan on a blustery, rainy morning… Continue reading »

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