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How to Simplify Your Christmas

Christmas. As the song goes, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” However, for many of us, it also can be the most stressful time of the year. Besides all of our normal day to day activities and work, there is a multitude of other responsibilities to handle. Shopping for gifts, holiday parties, school parties, […]

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When Friends Become Family

“Friendship isn’t about whom you have known the longest … it’s about who came and never left your side.” – Unknown This thought on friendship is something I have learned to be true since marrying into the military. Some may claim that their lifetime childhood friends are their best friends. While this may be true, […]

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The Five Stages of Friend Dating

The Five Stages of Friend Dating

You know the drill.  After you finally arrive in your new city, the to-do list generally looks a little like this:  -unpack the coffee maker -set up the internet -figure out which day is trash day -make some new friends Depending on how old your kids are, they’ll probably have no trouble making some new […]

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Thanksgiving Printable: A Bird That Serves

Nothing says Thanksgiving more than turkey (or tofurkey in some cases). Thanksgiving in the military often means spending the holiday away from family and with friends in a far off place. Here, we’ve combined that main dish plus service to our country for a fun craft. This three page Thanksgiving printable is sure to keep […]

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Go Back To Where You Came From: What the Playground Taught Me About Racism

A few months ago, my 10-year-old daughter came home from school and said, “Mom, today at school, a girl told me to go back where I came from. She also told me that they are a certain type of family here, and I just don’t fit in. I am not like them. What did she […]

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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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10 Reasons To Love Fort Lee, Virginia

When my husband and I lived in Petersburg, Virginia, just outside of Fort Lee, we were fresh out of AIT (advanced individual training) and low in rank and worldly experience. Our apartment complex, which shall remain nameless to protect the innocent, was an experience – to say the least. We lived above a part-time pot […]

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Organic Sex: Natural Family Planning and the Military

Here is a little story. We had just moved overseas and were welcomed by the most incredible group of people. I was so excited! We were still in a temporary apartment off-base waiting for our house to be inspected and repainted when I found out I was pregnant with our second child. Our first was […]

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7 Date Night IN Ideas

Marriage can be challenging, especially after having kids or while living the military lifestyle. While some couples are fortunate enough to have friends and family nearby to take the kids for the occasional date night, others are not so lucky. Military families face this dilemma all the time. They move away from family and have […]

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