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    Struggling with Separation

    It’s been a while since I’ve laid it all on the table for your folks, and at the risk of criticism and judgment, it’s time to be straight with you. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t second guess…

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    An Exercise in Patience

    The “Hurry Up and Wait” phrase is a bit of a cliche in the military, but sadly, there’s so much truth to it.   That’s where I am right now, with my future in a holding pattern, waiting to hear…

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    Goodbyes and Friendly Skies Air Force OTS

      The day finally came.  I’ve been simultaneously waiting for this and dreading this for what seems like forever.  I started the Deserving Airman Commissioning Program (DACP) in the fall of 2012 and met the board in December.  Enter the…

  • Family Separation Prep

    As Let’s put the cliched statement out there first – “This will be harder on me than it is on her.”  That’s what they keep telling me, and I hope that it’s true, for her sake.  In the meantime, we’ve…

  • Postpartum PT Anxiety

    How appropriate that this article should hit the Air Force Times and my Facebook feed, a mere seventeen days before my own postpartum PT test! In a nutshell, SSgt Alison Mona had failed two PT tests postpartum and worried that…

  • Hectic, Happy Family

    Disclosure – I was provided a Blogger Package from Happy Family to review.  Regardless of this fact, all opinions are my own and are based upon my personal experience with the company and their products. This is about the time…

  • Family Day Picnic

    Hey readers!  We’re in the thick of back-to-school madness, but I thought I’d check in with you here.  It’s my 8th year of teaching and it never gets any easier at the beginning.  It’s always crazy, crazy, crazy, with nothing…

  • Anniversaries and Postpartum PT

    DH and I are celebrating our 6th wedding anniversary today.  Six years ago I became a military spouse.  I didn’t marry a man who was already in and settled.  We did what many military couples do – got married at…

  • Blogging and Balance

    Happy Sunday, readers!  There’s been a lot of thoughts regarding the blog weighing on my mind, that I thought I’d share with you. I go through periods where my inability to keep up with the blog makes me feel like…

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    Returning to Duty

    Nervous, can you tell? This last Thursday was my first day back on duty.  I haven’t drilled since early March.  I had every intention of attending April’s UTA, but MAC decided to make an early appearance and came Wednesday before…

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