Spending Memorial Day with Children

For most Americans, Memorial Day is just a long weekend that can be spent on vacations, enjoying swim time and cook outs, and the beginning of summer. For military and veteran families, like ours, it means something much different. Unlike Veterans Day, which honors all those in uniform, Memorial Day is intended to remember those who … Continue reading Spending Memorial Day with Children

When the Mental Load is More than ‘Normal’

Last week I wrote a little bit about the 'mental load' and the pressures it often places on women (or on other primary caregivers, like stay-at-home dads). I wanted to share a little more about my own journey as the wife of a combat veteran and the challenges I’ve experienced as the one who carries the … Continue reading When the Mental Load is More than ‘Normal’