Author Archive | Rachel

sleeping baby

How to Leave a Sleeping Child’s Room: A Fool-Proof Plan

You have to stay calm. Showing any sign of frustration will make them cling to you longer, dragging out the entire process. They know impatience. They sense it and feed off of it. Your job is to make them think you’ll be there all night. You’ve got nowhere to be, no deadline to meet, no […]

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friendship

I Don’t Want Your Interaction; Give Me Friendship Please

“One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.” – Lucius Seneca I’m a fairly introverted person.  It’s not so much that I enjoy time to myself, but that time around others feels awkward and exhausting.  As a kid, and as a young adult, I enjoyed one “best” friendship […]

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reintegration

Surviving the “Honeymoon” of Reintegration

Of all the nuances of military life - frequent relocations, long overnight work hours, always changing schedules, etc. - the thing that can take the biggest toll on a military family's life is the separation that comes with a long deployment or Temporary Duty (TDY).  With a such a huge military presence in Colorado Springs, [...]
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