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..
At my kid’s elementary school, reading homework is mandatory for every grade—at least 30 minutes a day for the older kids and 20 for the younger one..
I can’t stand the smell of cardboard boxes. Or saying goodbye to friends. Or living out of a suitcase. However, moving is an inevitable part of mili..
A Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) diagnosis is often the start of a scary and unknown journey for both the service member, and the military fa..
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month is full of images and stats about struggling service members. They can’t sleep because they ke..
A few weeks ago I found myself in the dimly lit party room of a Norfolk, Virginia restaurant, sipping a Diet Coke, and watching a group of sailors l..
My in-laws have a fantasy with how they view my family.
Their assumption is we have the perfect family. We only enjoy the benefits that the milita..