Before you start to read this, I ask that you write down a definition for “Tough.” My definition would include Major Kelly Calway of the U.S. Military Academy, a 2006 graduate from North Carolina State University. In 2006 she ran her first marathon in 3:10:29. In 2009 she was deployed to Iraq and was selected […]
By Dawn M. Smith Who loves reading rental home leases? No one. Why should they? All the unintelligible legalese, lengthy stipulations, and scary sounding security deposit ramifications are very intimidating and no one’s idea of fun. This is why renters tend to glance it over only because we know we should, but ultimately don’t read […]
We welcomed our second child at the beginning of March. I found my experience to be vastly different this time around than with my first son. It’s been interesting to reflect on both situations. With my first son, I delivered at a military hospital while at Fort Lewis (JBLM). My husband was home for the […]
There’s one phrase I heard thousands of times growing up: “Stop fighting with your sister!” My younger sister and I were 18 months apart and as different as night and day. This apparently is the perfect recipe for near-constant fight-like-cats-and-dogs conflict. So we fought. All. The. Time. Fortunately, as we (finally) grew up and matured […]
The oldest one got taller While you’ve been away She learned to count and say her prayers She learned that life’s not always fair That ugly things turn to butterflies That even mommy sometimes cries Learned friends are made by being kind And daddy’s sometimes hard to find I try to hold on to each […]
Let’s face it, despite the large community of eager-to-help, friendly-faced military spouses, there are days in every milspouse’s life when he or she feels downright alone in this crazy world. But when you have a four-legged furry family member, are you really ever alone? Probably not, because a dog truly is every military spouse’s best […]
Photo by Edward Cisneros on Unsplash In the light of National Military Appreciation month, did you know that there are a ton of websites dedicated just to military spouses? Not until recently did I start doing research and was overwhelmed with the sites that were out there to support women like us who travel, move, support our […]
Grab a cup of coffee, pull up a chair, and let’s discuss how to do military life together! Teens take over TableTalk! Our panel of teens share their perspective of life in a military family. Hosts: Crystal Niehoff, Wendy Baird-Packard, and Tracy Hargis The views and opinions expressed in our show are personal. Army Wife […]
My dad was a teacher for 39 years before he retired. He taught fourth grade for the majority of his career, but also taught fifth through eighth grades, too. Growing up with a parent who was a teacher didn’t have many perks. When he was my fourth grade teacher, he made me bring home field […]
Grab a cup of coffee, pull up a chair, and let’s discuss how to do military life together! Special guest and homeschooling mom, Tammy Wysocki, joins the AWN TableTalk panel to chat about homeschooling in the military. Hosts: Crystal Niehoff, Wendy Baird-Packard, and Tracy Hargis The views and opinions expressed in our show are personal. […]
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