navy wife

Date Night: A Moving Target

As a teenager, I used to babysit for a couple who went on regular “date nights”. I imagined, as I got older, that I would also carve out that special weekly Saturday night with my future husband. And then I married a submariner. Where the only schedule is that there is no schedule. Ok. I…

To the Military Spouse Who Feels Clueless

Remember the Friends episode where Joey pretends like he understands what everyone else is talking about, but really, he doesn’t have a clue? The one where he buys a set of encyclopedias so he can sound smart and fit in with his more intelligent buds? Have you ever felt like that?   Years ago, in…

More Than My Sponsor’s Social

I have a secret. Many of my friends work as teachers, nurses or in the business field. They take pride in their jobs and happily discuss their work with anyone who asks. I sit quietly, hoping no one will ask me what I do. I’m not currently employed but maybe I’ll go back someday. I…