The problem: You are invited to a military Ball and aren’t sure what to expect. Keep reading because: I’ll put your mind at ease so you know the traditions, what to wear, and how to have fun! The first time I went to a military Ball was 17 years ago, when my boyfriend (now my […]
It wasn’t until I lived outside of America that I realized how much of the Fall season is a cultural celebration. Yet in many parts of the world, ‘pumpkin spice’ is a foreign language.
Sometimes, sending one care package just isn’t enough. During my husband’s recent deployment, I sent him a steady stream of care packages so he always had fresh supplies of his favorite snacks, toiletries, or anything else he needed. I made sure to time them for holidays so that he had something to open and celebrate, […]
The only way I’ve made it through my husband’s seven overseas deployments was with a little help from my friends. OK, sometimes it was a lot of help. And sometimes the friends were organizations and services that are available all over the country. As we went through one deployment after another, I became better at […]
The problem: your spouse is leaving their car in the driveway during deployment. Keep reading because: You want to learn how to prevent a dead battery and flat tires, and the basics to maintain parked cars! Do you have to maintain parked cars? So your spouse deployed, and their car is still sitting unused in […]
The effects of September 11 hit home a few weeks later, when my boyfriend went off to Boot Camp. I watched my boyfriend prepare for war. I watched our country declare war. I stood by and supported him as a girlfriend, then his wife, while he fought on the front lines of that war. Again. And again, and again. It is a war that we continue to fight today.