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The military community is a strange phenomenon, financially. It is one of the only communities in which you know exactly how much money your friends make--usually, because it's the same as you're making. With the constant threat of relocation looming, spouses often choose not to work, or are unable to find stable jobs, making a lot of military familes one-income households. While I work part-time teaching at a university, this brings only a little income, and, essentially, my household is…Continue
Last week my husband and I were finally able to get a babysitter so we could go see the movie LONE SURVIVOR, based on the book by Marcus Luttrell. I had read the book when it was first published; I remember I was on an airplane going to visit my husband, and I could not put it down. When I finished it I was crying, still sitting on the airplane, and I could not speak. It touched me tremendously.
I thought the movie was equally emotional and realistic. Being around military men for so…Continue
Well, it's been a long road with our infant daughter. As my last post explained, my husband and I have been dealing with severe food allergies/intolerances in our little girl. After almost two months of nonstop bleeding with every bowel movement (a major sign of digestive issues/allergies), a children's gastro-intestinal specialist put me on an extreme elimination diet: no dairy, soy, gluten, nuts, fish or eggs. Essentially, this would eliminate the most common children's allergens. At…Continue
The recent F-18 accident last week in Virginia Beach--during which an F-18 pilot had to eject over the ocean and has been hospitalized with severe injuries--has really reminded me not to take my family and safety for granted. My husband was flying an F-18 at the time of the accident, and this is the second time he has been flying during a plane crash--the other occurred two years ago when an F-18 crashed into an apartment complex near our house. Amazingly, the pilots survived that accident,…Continue