You’re a mom and don’t have much time to prepare dinner after a long day of work, school, errands, and activities? But you want to eat a decent meal and avoid crappy food if you can? Chicken pot pie to the rescue, because it’s simply delicious. Note: you can substitute the vegetables to your liking. … More Chicken pot pie made easy
A friend of mine is getting a divorce. When I heard the news I was sad, but not surprised. I believe they’ve been on the brink of divorce for as long as I’ve known them. In the last 20 years, I’ve seen divorce more often than I wanted to. Divorce rates in the military have … More The art of marriage
Dear Family and Friends, If you didn’t receive a C(h)rist-mas card I apologize. The baby slobbered all over my list and I tossed the paper. And now I can’t remember whom I sent a card already. Since my handwriting isn’t neat in the first place, I am going to pretend I am finished for this … More The C(h)rist-mas letter
Do you remember the time when every house only had one landline? You know, a phone that is connected to a cable that leads to a box in the wall and you could only make that thing reach so far? Privacy? Yeah… well… not so much. I remember a lot of whispering. I also remember … More How to have a great visit and not feel ignored
Hanging out with teenagers is not as easy as it might seem. Recently, I attended a birthday party. Granted, the party was for a four-year-old, but siblings were welcome. I noticed that all older siblings walked in with their devices in hand looking for the next electrical outlet. No hello. No cake. No interaction. With … More Try this if your teen won’t talk to you
When it rains it pours. . . Right?! Sometimes life just throws a curve ball and all you can do is scramble. When you’re in the midst of such a phase, then it’s really hard to see the good. Especially when the phase just seems to go on and on. Ugh!! We all know people … More Supporting through hardship 101
That is a good question to ask and my usual response is, “Nope!” Let me start by telling you why I was too quick to say no. I do not miss training missions, deployments, TDYs, satellite phone calls, snail mail, and care packages. I do not miss a certain Sergeant Major telling me I have … More Do you miss military life?
Have you heard of Her View From Home? It’s a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’ question. If you’ve heard of it, then you know that it is a small slice of goodness in Internetland. I call it Internetland, because let’s face it — the Internet is its own place on earth. Okay. Cyberspace. I found Her … More Have you heard of Her View From Home?
Am 11. September 2011 hat sich unsere Welt für immer verändert. Der Terroranschlag in den USA hat dazu geführt, dass seither Krieg herrscht. Zwar befindet sich dieser Krieg nicht in Deutschland und den USA, jedoch befinden sich viele unserer Soldaten im Kriegsgebiet. Sie sind dort unzähligen Bombenangriffen, Erschütterungen, improvisierten Explosionen, und Schiesslärm ausgesetzt. Oft stundenlang … More Houston, we have a problem!
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here I am Lord. Send me!” (Isaiah 6:8) Fort Bragg, North Carolina is the home of the United States Army Special Forces. There are many other places Special Forces families call their home, but Fort … More Friends who became family