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Happy Moment: Jumping Into Vacation

We all need a break every now and again. My break came recently when I combined my 20th high school reunion with a weeklong vacation. I had some time with my parents. Time with old friends. Time with my kids. Time for myself. And a little time OFF from work and emails and deadlines. Although I […] Read more…

A Girl Needs Her Dog

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” ~ Roger A. Caras     Last Wednesday my precious dog Gunner went in to the veterinary hospital for a routine surgery.    That night I left him in the ICU fighting for his life, while I went home and wondered if […] Read more…

The Gift of Dammit

Since my divorce, I’ve received all sorts of gifts and cards and well-wishes. But I have to say that one gift in particular has really come in handy, a gift I use frequently, a gift I highly recommend for anyone dealing with raised levels of stress.         The Dammit Doll — for all […] Read more…

Finding a New Community: Where Do I Fit In?

When I first decided to rekindle my blog and replace my military spouse slant with my new experiences as a divorced woman (sorry, I still haven’t warmed to the title “divorcee”), I wondered how I would weather the transition from one blogging community to another that was so drastically different.   That concern was partly […] Read more…

Advocating for Our Military Brats: How Do We Cross the Military/Civilian Divide for Our Children?

It’s no secret that military families tend to believe that the general public doesn’t fully understand our lifestyle.  But as I wrote in my latest post for Blue Star Families, I’m beginning to think that we can help people understand us simply by opening the lines of communication and sharing our stories.  We’re all adults, right?  […] Read more…

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