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 [...]

[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 [...]

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, [...]

Feeling Secure at Home When He’s Away

It's almost midnight now. About an hour ago, I was lying here in my comfy little bed reading a book, juuuuust about to [finally] drift into some much needed sleep when there was a loud crash on my back porch. By loud, I mean I’m pretty sure the sky fell. I jolted straight up out [...]

The Other Woman

Dear Pilot Wives, We spend a lot of time wishing we were her - the other woman. Not the beautiful one on television candy-coated in glitz and glammer. Not the perfect one in our playgroup with the clean, mannerly children. Not the successful one running that multi-million dollar law firm. No, not her. I will [...]

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 [...]