Blog Archives for tag Military life

Mom’s Summer Lecture Series

A couple of weeks ago, my husband came home after running errands on base with our daughter and said, “Wait… Continue reading »

Life, hot flashing before my eyes

Last week, on the morning of my 48th birthday, I had my very first hot flash. The uncanny coincidence of… Continue reading »

My Annual Dose of Dirt

I’ve got dirt under my fingernails. There’s a blister the size of Delaware on my thumb. My face is sunburned… Continue reading »

Let the needles fall where they may!

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: I love my ShopVac. Typically, my love affair with this handy appliance… Continue reading »

What I learned about life from watching the soaps

Cue organ music. Distinguished male voice over: “In our last episode, publishing mogul Preston Thornton III was still in a… Continue reading »

The Bottom Drawer

Ironically, there are benefits to moving so often as a military family. Every few years, we’re forced to go through… Continue reading »

Why I love being ordered around

To everyday civilians, “the pursuit of happiness” typically involves career, home, love, and family. It’s no different for military families,… Continue reading »

The Moody Foodie

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

Winter Wondering

I love snowy white winters, but ever since the Navy moved us to Florida, the only flakes we see are… Continue reading »

Riding the Gravy Train

They don’t want to clean your toilets. They don’t want to watch your kids. They don’t want to do your… Continue reading »