Blog Archives for tag humor

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 »

Hey Mom, tricks (and treats) are for kids

It was October 1997, and our first child was two years old. When he was an infant, I didn’t want… 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 »

Football parents guilty of excessive celebration

Ever since our kids’ peewee soccer days, my husband, Francis, and I have loved watching them play sports. Despite their… 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 »

College Tours and Trojan Wars: Survival Tips

“Odysseus, eat your heart out,” I thought, while driving our daughter, Lilly, to college visits recently. Although I wouldn’t encounter… Continue reading »

The Spin Cycle of Life

With our three kids finishing up summer jobs or out with friends, the house was unusually silent last week, except… 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 »

Catching crabs, the respectable way

Many hungry vacationers will seek out the rich sweetness of Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs this summer. Arguably, you haven’t lived… Continue reading »

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