Four Gifts for Your Husband to Save Your Struggling Marriage

Tis the season for hustle and bustle, trees, carols, baby Jesus in mangers, lights, parties, Hanukkah menorahs, cookies, lots morecookies... Aaaaand of course gifts. We spend countless hours planning and seeking out those perfect gifts -the ones that perfectly epitomize our love for those special people in our lives and elicit reactions of pure, unadulterated [...]

You are My It

Today I shook the hand of Paula Hawkins, two-time best-selling author. Over 18 million (yeah, I said million) copies of her novel Girl on a Train have been sold to date around the world in an insane number of translated languages. This is a woman whom some folks payed $10,000 today just to meet for [...]

[Not] Home for the Holidays 

Every year it's the same. Aviation families all around the world hold their collective breaths waiting for that moment that makes or breaks us. It's the moment when we find out if he, our beloved pilot, will be home with his own family for Christmas...or making sure other people get to be with theirs. The release [...]

The Line Around the Christmas Tree

We have always allowed our children to place the ornaments on the Christmas tree. It is a special time when we talk about each ornament and the memories that it represents. There’s the sand- and seashell-filled bulb from our amazing trip to San Diego; the yellow lab puppy for the year we got our dog, Belle; the [...]

Thank God for the Day I Died

It was November 24th, 2000—just another Thanksgiving morning. It was also the day I died. But wait, let’s backtrack a bit. Two months earlier I was just living my life, doing whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted, with whomever I wanted. I was 24, single(ish) with suitors out the wazoo, making really good money, and the owner of my very own [...]

Distance Makes the Heart Grow Distant

We've all seen the movie (only like fifty million times during his last trip). A chance encounter. A twist of fate. A stolen kiss. And they fall instantly, deeply, madly in love on the Carolina beaches beneath a breathtaking sunset. They spend two romantic, whirlwind weeks of sheer bliss together before she heads back home to [...]

(Updated!) Unique Gift Ideas for Your Pilot

I am going to tell you a little secret—I am the world's worst gift picker! No, seriously, I mean it! Shhhhhh. My pilot? Now he has a real talent in this particular area. He never fails to come up with something that is so spectacularly thoughtful, unique, or heartfelt that it makes me melt and turn into a mushy, [...]