Where Did Foxtrot Come From Anyway?

"Yes, that's A as in apple, N as in Nancy, G as in giraffe..." And my all-time favorite, unofficial letter clarification that I've ever actually heard uttered from someone's lips (to date)..."that's U as in uterus!" Can you imagine having big, macho men all over the world coming over the airwaves with those deep, sexy, [...]

Just Stop

I recently sat across the table from another woman over a dinner of sub-par pizza at a unexceptional restaurant. We attempted to have some semblance of a conversation despite the persistent din of her young children, who apparently found our attempts at female fellowship dull, at best. It was my first time meeting her, and [...]

Six Reasons to Celebrate not Celebrating (on Valentine‚Äôs Day)

If you are married to aviation...errr...I mean someone in aviation (is there a difference?) you know that it definitely affects many every aspect of your daily lifestyle. From where you live (about a zillion miles from anyone you actually know) to your newfound ability to single-handedly deal with the venomous snake curled up on your [...]

Never, Ever Marry a Pilot

Tuesday night I asked a seemingly simple question on my The Pilot WifeLife Facebook page: How did you meet your aviation spouse? The response was breathtaking and diverse, as I knew it would be! Because you, my family, are breathtaking and diverse. "He's a gift!" "My best friend." "Married 41 years. He passed almost 2 [...]

Five Myths About Aviation Life – Diverted

It never fails. As soon as I mention that my husband is a pilot, one of several typical responses/questions will immediately follow. It's truly not the asker's fault, as there is no way for them to have an insider scoop unless they are, well, an insider, and aviation truly is a vast and fascinating career. [...]

What Do You Mean It’s Not Pizza?

As you all know by now, we talk a lot about the necessity of learning to F.L.Y. in order to sustain a happy aviation marriage. F.L.Y. is my acronym for first love yourself. No, this doesn't mean not caring about our spouses' needs or loving them well; it means living life to it's fullest when [...]