Tag: people

Time to say goodbye

Time to say goodbye

Living the military life can be both incredibly awesome, and totally miserable. You get to live in places all over the world, on the military’s dime, and you get to experience things you’d never normally experience thanks to this. The flip side of this travel […]

sometimes I wonder about people

sometimes I wonder about people

I’m all for sprucing up your home and hanging your photos etc, when your HG arrive and you’re all flushed with happiness and a feeling of “finally this is home…” But… at 20:30 at night? Really? You feel that hammering things into the wall in […]

An interesting article

An interesting article

My friend Steph posted this article about a topic that’s quite inflammatory and divisive and seems to be intensely debated over the last year or so. I know where I stand – I don’t see why women who choose not to have children are vilified and called “selfish” and asked “WHY?!” as if it’s some kind of crime to make a choice that doesn’t affect ANYONE else except the person who makes the choice.

But that’s my opinion.

 

A quote from the article…

Today, 19 percent of women end their potential childbearing years without having had any children—making childlessness as common as it is irrationally controversial. We had the chance to talk about the topic with Meghan Daum: author, LA Times columnist, editor of the forthcoming essay collection Selfish, Shallow and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids, which is out tomorrow, March 31.

By email, Daum and I discussed everything from why childless-by-choice people are often forced to produce a “why?” for the (sometimes) well-intentioned crowd who demand an explanation for their decision to not procreate; the hubbub around egg freezing; what drives people to remain child-free; and why the phrase “child-free” itself needs to be retired.

 

Thoughts?

Interesting people

Interesting people

You never know when you will bump into someone cool and interesting. Dogs and I were on our usual long morning walk on post and a chance decision (from Azzie) to go down a set of stairs instead of along the road led us to […]

Strangers in a Strange Land.

Strangers in a Strange Land.

I am an Army wife. I live on an Army post with my Army husband. He is American. I am not. We live in Europe. We are both foreigners here, except when we are on our little “piece of the USA” which is the little […]