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..
I’ve heard that music is both deeply healing and personal to some people. I’d agree with that, especially because I’m one of those people. I associa..
A few years back, my husband, Dave, was on a deployment rotation where he was deployed for 4 months and then home for 4 months. This cycle continued..
September marks the start of Suicide Prevention Month, with today being World Suicide Prevention Day—a time when to reflect on the lives taken too s..
In the middle of the Pocono Mountains, families are learning to survive–and not just in the wilderness. Wounded, ill, and injured service members..
Growing up, you always hear stories about soldiers and their families. You see them on TV, in movies, or commercials, but it’s not until someone you..
When my family was chosen to attend an Operation Purple Family Retreat®, I was excited—but also nervous. It was a great opportunity! I’d get to sp..
I live 1,200 miles away from my husband, Kevin.
Some may call us a geo-bachelor family, but I like to think of us as ‘closer than a deployment, fa..