Blog Archives for tag humor

The Relevance of Jellybeans

When holidays like Easter and Passover roll around each year, I can’t help but compare my childhood to our fast-paced… 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 »

Confessions of foolish military spouses

Twenty-four years ago, when I became a military spouse, I was pretty clueless. “Honey,” my husband Francis delicately explained through… Continue reading »

From the archives: “Wanted: Mom Manager”

I was late for the meeting. Again. With an armful of crumpled papers, I rushed down the hall. Sheepishly, I… Continue reading »

For Pity’s Sake

Trailing tissues behind, I burst through the base clinic doors five minutes past my appointment time. “Sorry, I’m late,” I… Continue reading »

Fat Tuesday? Fat Chance!

By now, two months into 2017, most people have given up on their New Year’s resolutions to lose weight. I’ll… Continue reading »

From the Archives: Bucketful of Love

Our youngest daughter is home from school with a concussion and a sprained ankle from a sledding accident. The steering… Continue reading »

From the Archives: A different kind of Super Bowl party

Here we are, living in New England, and no one has invited us to a Super Bowl party. Oh well,… Continue reading »

Sex, Lies and Profile Photos

Eight years ago, I sat at a desk in our stairwell apartment on Patch Barracks in Stuttgart, Germany, and created… Continue reading »

Alexa Killed the Cat

After a lifetime of wondering things like, “How do you say ‘underwear’ in Urdu?” and “What is the shelf life… Continue reading »

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