The Babymooners

I was flipping through the new issue of Parents magazine last night and this question from a reader caught my eye: “My husband wants to take me to a spa for our babymoon. What treatments are safe for me to have during pregnancy?” (I’m going to ask that all the military moms reading this pause […] Continue Reading....
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A Christmas Chronology

I wrote this on Christmas Day 2008. My husband was deployed then and my daughter was a newborn. Things didn’t go as smoothly as I’d hoped, but it all turned out well in the end. I’m posting it again this year because, with my husband home to help and me pregnant and, thus, not likely […] Continue Reading....
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Share your deployment/reintegration story-ASAP

So, assuming any of you newly reunited post-Iraq couples have torn yourselves away from each other long enough to read my blog (don’t you have better things to do?), I just heard from a writer for a major national magazine who would like tell your stories. She’s looking for couples where one or both members […] Continue Reading....
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Merry Christmas from Google

I already use Google for searching, for shopping, for directions and for quickly finding the answers that will end unpleasant debates. Now I am very pleased to say that I’ll be using Google to find resources to help my family and other military families. A group of veterans, military family members and friends of veterans […] Continue Reading....
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The truth about Ilario

I’ve been a fan of Ilario Pantano’s since first hearing about him. The New York native has the sort of American dream back story writers drool over: Born into tough circumstances, he worked hard and found success on Wall Street. Then, when 9/11 happened, patriotism caused him to walk away from fortune and return to […] Continue Reading....
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Happy (C)Hanukkah, or however it’s spelled

This has absolutely nothing to do with the military … but it is really entertaining. Happy (C)Hanukkah to all my Hebrew friends! Continue Reading....
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Happy Place Travels…

… and just to round out the journey to my happy place, two of my all-time favorite pictures:                                     Santa, unicorns, rainbows, Jesus and raptors … journey complete. Continue Reading....
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Santa on a Unicorn

I needed to lighten the mood around here — or at least to lighten my mood — so I Googled “Santa on a Unicorn” (the happiest thought I could think of) and turned up this:                     Sigh. Continue Reading....
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On CNN.com today

Here’s a link to my opinion piece on CNN.com today. Check it out. 12:45 Update: So the CNN commentary seems to be turning into something that would make for fascinating fodder for a psychology class. People really do bring their own perceptions to everything they encounter. The vast majority of the comments on the CNN […] Continue Reading....
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Happy Holidays, Military-Style

(NOTE: THE FOLLOWING IS A GUEST POST FROM WIFE ON THE ROLLER COASTER, AS PART OF THE MILSPOUSE HOLIDAY BLOG SWAP. ENJOY!) When I was growing up, my family’s holiday traditions rarely varied.  Sure, every now and then my mom would mix up the Thanksgiving menu by making a seven-layered salad instead of a green […] Continue Reading....
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