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I Need Time Away From My Kids, and I Will Not Feel Guilty About It

I love my children. I love their spunk, their personalities, their joy at the little things, their unpredictability, and their curiosity for the world. But, honestly, I cannot spend every minute with them. The same things I love about them also can become the things that make me want to hide in my bathroom (which […]

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November Book Club: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

When our MilMB Book Club chose When Breath Becomes Air for our November book club choice, I knew that this would be a thoughtful and intellectual memoir. I had many friends who raved about the book, and book reviews were all positive. Yet, I was not prepared for how much this slim book would move me […]

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November Book Club Discussion Questions

Military Moms Blog presents …. the MilMB Book Club! For our November book club selection, we chose “When Breath Becomes Air” by Paul Kalanithi. In this slim and beautifully-written memoir, a neurosurgeon writes about love, loss, trauma, and life itself.   Every good book club meets to discuss the book, to share ideas, and to […]

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Hawaii’s Most Fun and Affordable Things to do For The Military Family: Part 2 Outdoor Activities

This is part two of a series on fun and affordable things to do in Hawaii.  This series also aims to highlight the need to find the positives in every assignment, even if it is not in paradise.  🙂 Check out part 1 of this series here. In the land of sunshine and warm weather, there […]

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Hawaii’s Most Fun and Affordable Things to do For The Military Family: Part 1

This is part one of a series on fun and affordable things to do in Hawaii. This series also aims to highlight the need to find the positives in every assignment, even if it is not in paradise.  🙂   Hawaii: a beautiful, lush set of islands with endless possibilities. My husband and I have a […]

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Here I Go Again on My Own …

… you know the rest of the lyrics. For those who are military spouses, this should be our mantra. Personally, I feel that this is how I can describe at least 65 percent of my married life. Between deployments, unaccompanied assignments and tours, temporary duty assignments, trainings, long work days and weekends, often I am […]

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