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Fight for your military family!

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 Deployment tree

When you’ve let something go from your life for a while, it’s difficult to go back and write about it. But I’m going to do it anyway. Since military funding has taken a nose dive over the last 18 months, my message of support for military spouses hasn’t been reaching as many as it used […]

Semper Feisty Radio talks about intimacy!

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 WEB-The-Road-Home.half-size

 I just finished being a guest of Semper Feisty Radio with the amazing hosts, Kristine and Jackie! What a great time. These are two wonderful women here to share and talk about issues facing Marine families in all phases of deployment. Among other topics, we discussed my book The Road Home which is on Mrs. […]

Your Family and Military OPSEC

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

When your family is getting ready for a deployment or an extended TDY, it can seem overwhelming to remember everything that needs to be done. Over the years, we’ve found that there are some specific topics that your family should sit and discuss together before you leave. If you talk about these up front, then […]

Hugs and kisses in a cheese shaker?

Monday, October 10th, 2011

As a military speaker in the area of family readiness, the cool thing is that I get to share amazingly great simple things that families are doing to stay connected when deployments separate them. What’s my expertise? Having interviewed over 3200 military families and seen what they do firsthand. My job as both a military […]

Living in a military family is inspiring!

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Yesterday, I had the privilege of presenting a Yellow Ribbon pre-deployment session for an Army National Guard Aviation Unit that is getting ready to deploy soon. Their families are supportive and amazing, and I enjoyed every minute with them. It was an honor. During the program I asked them to write down what they like […]

Great project for FRG or military family retreat. Enjoy!

Monday, August 16th, 2010 Colorado NG loved ones

Have you ever been faced with the challenge of finding a fun hands-on project for your FRG meeting or retreat and swear that you don’t have a creative bone in your body? First, you’re probably more ceative than you think, and second, let me share what one group did. I just returned from leading a […]

It might be time to STOP!

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

A couple of years ago I was visiting a good friend who has a five year old daughter named “Jessica”. This particular afternoon we were driving to Home Depot and I was sitting next to her car seat in the back. We were talking about all that she had learned lately, and one of those […]

Scuba and the military family.

Monday, October 19th, 2009

At the ripe age of __ I decided to learn how to scuba dive. I’m not sure why, but a diver friend of mine said that it’s a way to see a part of God’s beautiful world that few get to experience. Maybe that’s why. This past weekend I had the pleasure of doing 4 […]