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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]