Archive by Author

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 […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

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 […]

Comments Off on What the Army Taught me About Marriage Continue Reading →

PCS (Permanent Change of Sanity) Disaster

We have finally made it to Arizona! December in the desert is odd. Blow-up lawn ornaments of snowmen almost seem comical with their white bodies being secured in brown rock. I smirk at the “Happy Holidays” signs depicting snowflakes. The chances of having a white Christmas are one in a million. Ft. Huachuca, or Fort […]

Comments Off on PCS (Permanent Change of Sanity) Disaster Continue Reading →