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Knowing and Setting Your Limits as a Wife, Mother and Friend

Recently, a friend asked me to come over and help her babysit. She’d agreed to babysit another friend’s two children. I immediately said yes with absolutely no hesitation. I wanted to help her. And I did. But that request turned into another. She asked me to take over the babysitting job entirely. She felt overwhelmed taking care of […]

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When Goodbye Is Not ‘See You Later’

Moving away from your tribe is arguably the hardest part of a military permanent change of station (PCS). You spend between two and five years (give or take a year or two) building relationships, finding those people who are your kind of weird, investing in baby showers and barbecues, and genuinely falling in love with […]

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Being OK with Being OK

“You’re really hard on her,” my friend told me. I knew it was true, and I knew it was awful.   This was almost four years ago, and I can recall it as clearly as the block of cheese I ate for lunch. We were stationed in Italy and my dear friends and I had […]

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