Do We Really Need to Panic Over the Fisher Price Recall?

It's not that I don't worry about choking hazards and stabby parts and sick-making paint on the things that my children use and play with. On the contrary, I've been known to worry too much. I've done so much hand-wringing over my childrens' safety since they were born that it's a wonder that my fingers haven't fallen off. I have worried and worried and worried again. And honestly, it's getting a little exhausting, and I'm kind of wishing that I could just stop. ...more

I laughed, I gasped, I choked on my Sun Chips. I'm going to ask for recall because of their ... more

Welcome to the New Normal: Military Life in 2010

I grew up in the military. My father was a career Air Force officer, so I've never known a life without uniforms, parental absences or jet noise. For me, a jet flying overhead is not a source of fear (think post-9/11 in DC or New York), but one of overwhelming pride. Our country is far from perfect, but it takes a special person to agree to defend it with your life. And it takes a special person to love someone you know can never put family before country. ...more

I'm prior Air Force married to active (deployed) Army. I have lived military for 8 years and ... more