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 [...]

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 [...]

Lessons Gleaned from a Life of Sorrow

This is a spur of the moment post, which is not my typical mode of operation. Usually my blog postings take a couple of weeks of meticulous thought and rethought before finally sharing them with you. However, today I felt deeply moved by something and tapped this out rather spontaneously because it felt important and [...]