Within a month of my husband’s deployment to Camp Stanley, South Korea, I had already booked my plane ticket to visit for the Christmas holiday. Whe..
Stacks of unopened mail by the door. Broken crayons in the junk drawer (c’mon now, we all have one). Maternity clothes shoved on the top shelf of my..
Ever since I can remember, I’ve kept a journal. In 2nd grade, my teacher had me jot things down daily as a way to improve my writing and storytellin..
For Mary Alice Monroe, supporting the military, and the families who stand behind them, is a cause close to her heart. Her son, Zachary, is a retire..
The holidays can be a tough time for many families, especially military families. Parties, dinner guest, out-of-town relatives visiting, and countle..
Around the holidays, it can be hard to find things to be grateful for in military life. During this time, many are going through deployments, trying..
I have known one thing my entire life and it is the military lifestyle. I was born into a Navy family where my dad served for 20 years. When I was 1..
On November 8, 2016, Americans took to the polls to cast their votes in what many call as historic Presidential election. As results trickled in T..
“Are you thinking of killing yourself?”
How am I supposed to ask someone that? Can I even get the question out? Such a personal question…and what d..
Separation from a spouse who is deployed is not easy. Most people suffer from loneliness as the major worry when they separate from their spouses. H..