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The Three C’s of FRG

“They are full of bickering, back-stabbing women who will use their husband’s rank against you.” “It will be a waste of your time and energy.” “Don’t join or else you’ll be sucked into doing a bunch of stuff you don’t really want to do.” Those are the initial responses I received from my inquiry about […]

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Call Me Mrs. Groundhog

Step-parenting in a military family often feels like Groundhog Day. Minus the witty remarks of Bill Murray, conversations are often repeated, mistakes are made, and sometimes the outcome can become a predictable routine. As Bill’s character Phil states, “What would you do if you were stuck in one place and every day was exactly the […]

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What the Army Taught me About Marriage

I gaze down at my humble, perfectly sparkly wedding ring, twist it around on my finger and make a mental note that I will need to clean it soon. I don’t know what it is about jewelry but I’ve never managed to keep it dirt-free. I let out a sigh. My husband should be home […]

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