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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 »

The princess and the pee

When you’re a military family stationed in Timbuktu, you can’t rely on relatives to watch your pets when you’re on… Continue reading »

Redux: Feel it in your rear

We universally accept that 16-year-olds don’t know much about life, so why is it that we allow them to propel… 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 »

Five Reasons I’d Never Win Survivor

I could claim that I have fencing lessons, or that I have tickets to La Boheme, or that I’m attending… Continue reading »

50 Shades of Mattress Shopping

I stepped out of our car and squinted up at the sleek, tall building. It seemed more like a tech… 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 »

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