Marrying the Army's Special Series: "The Inspired Spouse"

“The Inspired Spouse: Military, Family & Career” Thank you to everyone who cast a vote in the Marrying the Army survey to help name this summer’s Special Feature Series. Beginning immediately, I’m inviting military spouses to take part in this series. Here’s How It Works: 1. I’ll select 10-15 military … Continue reading

Stepping It Up for the Trekking Challenge

As if I weren’t already acutely aware of how little endurance work I’ve done since we left Colorado, I learned last week about a challenge that USAG Wiesbaden’s MRW is holding this summer called the Trailblazers Club. From now until September 14th, participants can opt to work toward one of … Continue reading

Terminology Tuesdays: USAREUR

More than a year ago, I introduced the idea of “Terminology Tuesdays”. One word, phrase, or acronym at a time, the alphabet soup of military jargon would be decoded. Just as quickly as the idea for “Terminology Tuesdays” came to my mind, it fell off of my very full plate. … Continue reading

Military Spouse Celebration

An entire day of friendly women, giveaways, hot lunch, and great workshops? Count me in! Nearly 100 women made their way into the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center on Thursday morning to check in at the annual Military Spouse Celebration on our garrison. Outside, a chilly mist floated down from the sky, … Continue reading

Then, and Only Then, May You Quit

Someday, I’ll have children who’ll say, “I can’t”. When that happens, I might just make them read this post. *** My fingers are puffy and red, and I can barely feel my thumbs. I only own finger-less cycling gloves, and they don’t do the job when it’s 55 degrees (Farenheit) … Continue reading

Top 10 Things to Pack in Your Hold Baggage

What Should I Look for in a Diaper Bag?

  View image | Today I offer to you my Top 10 List of thing to pack in your hold baggage on your OCONUS PCS. This list is based on our experience arriving in Germany this month, moving into our apartment here, and receiving our hold baggage shipment. Are … Continue reading

We're in Germany!

Well, friends, Nick, Rosie (the dog) and I have arrived at the base lodge in Germany! Before we left, people asked me a lot of questions about our travel. What kind of airplane would we fly on? Would it be a military airport or a civilian airport? How long is … Continue reading

How Not to Wind Up Divorced Over Tandem Kayaking

It’s a joke in our family (okay, it’s a semi-truth based in real-life, fights-you’ll-never-forget experiences) that if you want to stay married, you should never, ever participate tandem activities together. No bicycles built for two, no tandem skydiving (at least not if you’re strapped to your spouse), and no tandem … Continue reading

Pat's Run

Each year, the Pat Tillman Foundation hosts a 4.2-mile fundraiser run to support the Tillman Military Scholars. My husband’s parents have run all 9 Pat’s Run events, and this year we were in Tempe, Arizona to run it with them. The 4.2-mile race — one of the largest races in America — … Continue reading

Seven Amazing Days in Hawaii

Nick and I just spent seven amazing days on a beach in Hawaii. For seven days, we spent time together. Quality time. Time without laptops, televisions, movies, or social media. For seven days, we focused on enjoying whatever we were doing — swimming, reading, kayaking, dining — more than we … Continue reading

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