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 [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

The BIG Announcement

When I started this site on October 21, 2016, I honestly had no idea where this was going to lead. I simply knew that there was a community of negativity surrounding my fellow aviation families and that it wasn't doing our personal or marital wellbeing any favors. We needed a new culture - one that [...]

Learning to F.L.Y. 

One of the key concepts that I try to impress upon my pilots' wives is that it is essential for you to learn to F.L.Y.--to first love yourself--if you are going to be married to a traveling man. If you haven't read this piece (or you just need a reminder), I encourage you wholeheartedly to [...]