Lifestyle, Military Life

The Long Road to a Big Decision

January 14, 2017

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So I have some news, and I’m just going to come right out with it:

Mike has decided to get out of the military.

Perhaps I should say that we have decided to exit the military, though Mike is the only one changing jobs. But when one person is in the military, really the whole family is.

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Faith, Parenthood

Light of the What

December 8, 2016


This Christmas we have a two-year-old and an infant, which means the holiday season is equal parts excitement and toil. This is the summation of parenting at any time of year, no?

Since this the first year that I have a child old enough to (sort of) catch the yuletide spirit, I’ve become a little frantic with inserting all the appropriate traditions, as if Molly is actively judging me—in real time– on how much nostalgia she will have for this phase of her childhood.

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