Last spring, I ran into the grocery store with my youngest child to pick up some last-minute supplies for dinner before heading to school to pick up my two oldest. As I was bagging some sweet potatoes, a man approached me. He was just an ordinary looking man. Fifty-something. Cropped gray hair. Glasses. Collared golf […]
I had never planned to have children outside of the United States. The hope for an overseas assignment always seemed like a long shot for my husband’s career, and the thought of fighting a language barrier and different practices of medicine terrified me. Nevertheless, we decided to try for just one more child while living […]
It’s hard for me to write this. Nearly 18 months have passed, and the grief still feels fresh. Almost a year and a half ago, my best friend Amy died suddenly of a pulmonary embolism. At the time, she had a 4-week-old daughter, a 2-year-old son, and a partner who was her whole universe for […]
I grew up living the life of a “military brat.” My dad served in the Air Force for twenty years. We used the term “military brat” as did everyone else we knew. It wasn’t in an offensive way, it merely let the world know who we were: children of military members. This was important since so many […]
The Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) is located near Mons, Belgium (about 30 minutes south of Brussels) and is the military headquarters for NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe. Because it is a posting that you don’t hear about very often, it can be difficult to find information about life at SHAPE. We (Sarah and […]
Chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate … is there such a thing as too much chocolate?? It is surely a sin for simply posing such a question! But if your waistline is expanding as much as mine after the holidays, just the mere thought of chocolate is probably torture and counterproductive to all your New Year’s […]
Military Moms Blog is taking a break from producing new content to spend some time with our families this holiday season. In the meantime, catch up on some old content, and we will see you back here on January 1st! Thank you for reading, and have a safe and healthy winter break!
Military Moms Blog is taking a break from producing new content to spend some time with our families this holiday season. In the meantime, catch up on some old content, and we will see you back here on January 1st! Thank you for reading and have a safe and healthy winter break!
I know that December is a busy month for all of us. Between school functions, concerts, work parties, holiday traditions, and time with family and friends, it’s a miracle that anyone has time for anything else! That is why our December book club choice, Class Mom by Laurie Gelman, was ideal – a light, shorter read […]
This year will be our second year celebrating Christmas in Japan. Last year was not only our first year, but it also was just 10 days after we welcomed our Cecilia into the family, so, needless to say, we were all in a bit of the newborn haze. This year we are looking forward to […]
Through the years we all will be together, if the Fates allow Hang a shining star upon the highest bough And have yourself a merry little Christmas now No matter where life took me, I always managed to make it home for Christmas. My family did it right. The music, the movies, and the meals […]
There’s always been a special place in my heart for Christmas mornings. As children, we’d scurry downstairs in the wee hours to dump the loot out of our stockings and fill ’em back up before we woke our parents. It was the one thing we were allowed to do prior to waking them, and by loot I mean … […]