Blue Star Families

Blue Star Families Posts

I’m a contributing writer for Blue Star Families, a wonderful organization that helps to support and empower military families. Click on the links below to read my posts!  Let the Roller Coaster Begin The Conspicuous Absence of Presence Interview With a Military Brat Adapting Behavior During Deployment Double Duty Deployment Parenting Missed Moments Communication Breakdown […] Read more…

Deployment Vacation

My latest Blue Star Families post…. I looked around my house. Bags packed. Kids anxious. Boarding passes printed. The scene looked entirely too familiar. But this time, it wasn’t preparation for my husband’s departure. It was preparation for mine. I was going on vacation. Vacations are never easy to organize when you’re married to the […] Read more…

The Upside of Deployment

Another Blue Star Families post… Deployments get a bum rap. Military spouses, including myself, share endless stories of loneliness, exhaustion, sadness, and that evil Murphy’s Law that shoulders the blame for leaky faucets and flat tires. I’m not saying that deployments aren’t tough on the loved ones left behind. The word tough doesn’t come close […] Read more…

Dear Deployment

My latest Blue Star Families post:      Dear Deployment, I’ve been writing letters to my husband, and I thought it only fair to write a letter to you as well. After all, you are currently the most omnipotent presence in my life. I can’t ignore you. I can’t escape you. Even censuring you with unladylike […] Read more…

Support on the Home Front

My latest Blue Star Families post: Support on the Home Front  Last week my in-laws visited to offer some relief from my deployment-induced single parenting duties. I took advantage of every second I had to myself. I practically skipped through the aisles of Wal-Mart as I dropped items into a cart that held no screeching toddler. […] Read more…

Communication Breakdown

My latest post for Blue Star Families: Communication Breakdown Communication during deployments has come a long way. I feel spoiled when I think about my fellow military spouses of a generation ago who didn’t have the luxury of the technological advances we have today. Nowadays, we have email, Skype, Facebook, and blogs. Even letters and […] Read more…

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