Time Apart when You're Finally Together

In the short days and weeks we have together in between exercises, long work days and deployments, Nick and I sometimes forget that while we need time together as a couple, we also need time alone to refill our independent fuel tanks. Last weekend, we did our own things almost … Continue reading

Marrying the Army on the Tonya Hall Radio Show

If you live in Colorado Springs, you probably know the sports station SportsAnimal 1300 AM. On Monday morning, I had the opportunity to be live on air with one of the station’s radio show hosts, Tonya Hall. Tonya’s self-titled show is all about “Embracing the Power of Social Media”, and … Continue reading

Today's Military Wife

Nick and I started our pre-marital counseling with his Army chaplain this week, and so far, we’re both glad that we’ve decided to make time for the sessions. His chaplain is a great resource for us. He has extensive experience ministering to soldiers and their families, and he and his … Continue reading

Making the Most of the Time We Have

When he finally came home for a full month,he’d been gone for more than half the time I’d lived here with him in Colorado. It was hard to open up to him after so many weeks of limited communication at such a critical and transitional time in my life. While … Continue reading

The YMCA

I purchased my first YMCA membership from the Prospect Park Y in Brooklyn, New York in 2006, and I’ve been a member ever since. After leaving the Prospect Park Y, I transferred my membership to the Green Point YMCA, and later to the YMCA of Greater St. Louis, where I … Continue reading

Jack Quinn's Running Club & Colorado Tweet-Up

Each Tuesday night, Jack Quinn’s restaurant and bar in downtown Colorado Springs hosts a running club. Hundreds of runners of all ability levels run the 5K each week, making the club approachable and fun regardless of your skill. For those who want to stick around after the run, Jack Quinn’s … Continue reading

Army Wife Healthy Relocation Tips

Because I’ve moved several times in my adult life for my own education and career, I have become something of an expert at adapting to new towns. My best advice to women who are preparing for a relocation is two-fold: 1. Stay active physically through exercise. 2. Reach out to … Continue reading

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