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Summer. The Best of Times, The Worst of Times

Summer is the best. It is a scientifically proven fact.  No homework. No scheduled activities. No waking up for school.  During the summer, my girls and I make the long drive home to hang out with my family in St. Louis. We have access to two beautiful pools and a roster of family and friends […]

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Stronger U

Stronger U: How a Nutrition Program Made Our Life as a Military Family Easier

My husband just crushed his Air Force fitness (PT) test. He did so well, in fact, he does not need to retake the test for an entire year rather than the standard six-month requirement. He also recorded the lowest weight on his test since he was a cadet at the Air Force Academy. TWENTY years […]

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The Imperfect Reality of Peloton

These are “before and afters” from my amazing tribe members. They quite literally rode their butts off.  Most of you have probably seen the tremendously compelling advertising for the fitness company Peloton. Perfectly beautiful, perfectly toned people riding their problems away on sleek stationary bikes in perfectly curated spaces. Good gravy. Those ads made me […]

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Look at the naive youngsters. Eating mac and cheese and drinking Champagne out of a paper cup like they weren't getting married in ten minutes.

Modern Marriage and the Military, a Double-Edged Sword

As a 10-year-old kid, my heart’s desire was to marry Jareth, The Goblin King, from the Labyrinth. Obviously, I was a true romantic even then. Despite the wildly inappropriate age difference, pirate shirts, velvet leggings, and ever present codpiece, I truly believe I was wise beyond my years. Fast forward a few more years that […]

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