Memorial Day

Until 2005, Memorial Day was just another holiday, a day off from work, and a sign of the first days of summer vacation. I was not exposed to the military growing up aside from stories that my grandfather had been wounded during the Battle of the Bulge in Germany during World War II. Though IContinue Reading “Memorial Day”


Book Review: Mom’s Field Guide

  Photo Courtesy: Google Images Mom’s Field Guide: What You Need to Know to Make It Through Your Loved One’s Military Deployment                                                                                                                                                                                                            By: Sandy Doell When our son enlisted in the Marines, and especially when he was preparing for, and during his deployment, I went into overdrive mode searching for any information available aboutContinue Reading “Book Review: Mom’s Field Guide”


Deployment Scare

My husband and I had a deployment scare a few weeks ago. Out of the blue he received an e-mail that stated he would be a filler for another unit that was deploying in the next month or so. He went about it cool and collected as he always does. -He made phone calls. -AlertedContinue Reading “Deployment Scare”


First Sight

“Ugh!” I said out loud as I washed my face. It was so very small but I could feel it – the kind of pimple that you just KNOW is going to be a bad one before it has really even started to form. “Seriously?” I thought to myself. I pulled the tube out ofContinue Reading “First Sight”