Tag: spouses

Philanthropy, sorority could become casualties of frat misconduct

Philanthropy, sorority could become casualties of frat misconduct

| November 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

I was about to hit delete when the words “Greek life,” “hazing” and “criminal charges” caught my eye. It was another email blast from from an administrative muckety-muck at our daughter Anna’s university, but this one didn’t look like the usual update about tuition increases.

Continue Reading

Ending veteran homelessness takes more than spare change

Ending veteran homelessness takes more than spare change

| November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

In 2010, when President Obama pledged to end veteran homelessness in ten years, I cynically thought it was an empty political promise during a time when it was popular to support military issues. But don’t you know, he nearly did it.

Continue Reading

Some horrors may not even scare kids anymore, says Molinari

Some horrors may not even scare kids anymore, says Molinari

| October 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Having grown up when kids roamed freely while parents smoked Salems, wore belted vests, ate pimento cheese and adjusted console televisions, my upbringing was undoubtedly different than my children’s.

Continue Reading

Recruiters face anti-military influencers

Recruiters face anti-military influencers

| October 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Back in 2011, my husband, Francis, reported to Naval Station Mayport, Florida to be the staff intelligence officer (N2) of the US Fourth Fleet.

Continue Reading

Molinari recalls ‘lame duck in the chicken coop’

Molinari recalls ‘lame duck in the chicken coop’

| September 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

In my 23 years as a military spouse, we lived in base housing four times, for a total of eleven years. Although living among sterile government buildings enclosed by fences sometimes made me feel like an inmate in an asylum, the social culture in military housing more closely parallels the behavior of chickens in a coop.

Continue Reading

New study aims to help military families grieve

New study aims to help military families grieve

| September 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s so easy to be indifferent. I tend to become absorbed in my own daily minutia. Flossing my teeth, walking the dog, checking emails, paying bills, planning vacations, watching my latest shows — I often forget that there are thousands of families in our military community who are grieving.

Continue Reading

Molinari reflects upon the ‘last time’ when her youngest daughter goes to college

Molinari reflects upon the ‘last time’ when her youngest daughter goes to college

| September 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

A few days ago, while dropping our youngest child, Lilly, off to start her freshman year of college, I realized that a certain phase of my life as a mother was coming to an end.

Continue Reading

Molinari recalls her husband being in the bathroom, with the razor

Molinari recalls her husband being in the bathroom, with the razor

| August 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Recently, while scraping the toothpaste plops out of our bathroom sink, I had an epiphany.

Continue Reading

Molinari wonders, ‘Can’t we all just get along?’

Molinari wonders, ‘Can’t we all just get along?’

| August 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Last year, after my husband, Francis, transitioned out of the military and and we moved off base, I had to find new friends. Again. This isn’t easy at age 52, when most of my peers have well-established social circles with little room for newbies.

Continue Reading

Molinari learns about military life from watching the soaps

Molinari learns about military life from watching the soaps

| July 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

“In our last episode, publishing mogul Preston Thornton III was still in a coma as a result of the mysterious chandelier accident at his Bay City Mansion. …”

Continue Reading