As a kid, you must have imagined what it was like to be an adult. Now that you’re a grownup (or becoming one), how far off was your idea of adult life? This prompt from a few weeks ago made me laugh out loud. My vision was WAY off! My son recently exclaimed that when … Continue reading I Had No Idea
A PCS move, or military transfer, is a common thread for us active duty folks. Moving every 2-3 years for many of us, is simply part of the deal. There are those few lucky ones that may get to stay in one place for a couple of tours consecutively, but that isn't how it goes … Continue reading What a PCS Move Feels Like
As a mother of military kiddos, I often marvel at the idea of living in a small town, putting down roots, and having them grow up from kindergarten through 12th grade in the same school district. Does anyone do that anymore? It seems like it would be idyllic in some ways, a nice idea, but … Continue reading Big Time Small Town
It's moving day! Or, rather, days - as is plural. Who moves in just one day? I'd like to meet them...and take notes! It's a sea of boxes around here, tent is pitched in the back yard, and PCS season has arrived! We are camping out in the back yard this time around. It's great … Continue reading It’s Here!
There are days. And then there are those kind of days. Slightly drowsy from last night's cold medicine, I was suddenly jolted awake as the warm pee seeped onto my side of the bed. "Gonna be a good day!" I thought to myself. "Cause it can only get better from here!" Ever the Positive Polly, I loaded … Continue reading Spiking My Coffee
Oh boy. Here we go. Before I fan the flames of the so-called mommy-wars (which is the most ridiculous moniker), let me preface by saying it is not my intention to say working moms are better/worse than work from home moms, or vice versa. Being a mom is hard, period, regardless of how one goes … Continue reading What I Do All Day
With a 5 mile training run to do today, I had to make the decision to either trudge along on the treadmill again (I've been doing that all week and I really don't like it, but it's a necessary evil at times) or brave the weather and do an outside run. Let's just say that … Continue reading V-8 Running