The day I became the “old spouse”

I was sitting at a spouse dinner the other night, getting to know a brand new wife to our area and to our squadron. She had a ton of questions, all of which I felt I could accurately answer. She asked about deployments, TDYs, amenities and services around the base, etc...and I could answer her.…

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New Year’s Resolution 2: Health

Ugh, I know.  Everyone makes this resolution EVERY YEAR.  I'm going to exercise everyday!  I'm going to eat whole foods only!  No more fast food!  No more fad diets!  I'm going to stop drinking/smoking/<insert your unhealthy habit here>!  As I said before, I do not even like to make resolutions, and I know myself well enough…

Learning Swahili and force feeding beets: lessons in motherhood

There are days where Andy and I look at each other and think, four kids????  There are other days where we wonder, How expensive is boarding school?  But nine times out of ten, we look at the four kids, dog, cat, messy house, and stack of bills and think, this feels right.  It is crazy, but it is…