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When Goodbye Is Not ‘See You Later’

Moving away from your tribe is arguably the hardest part of a military permanent change of station (PCS). You spend between two and five years (give or take a year or two) building relationships, finding those people who are your kind of weird, investing in baby showers and barbecues, and genuinely falling in love with […]

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PCSing with an Exceptional Family Member

Recently, my husband’s military record changed to reflect that he now has an “exceptional family member.” Prior to the diagnosis, nothing appeared amiss. Afterwards, I experienced an array of emotions ranging from shock and anger to hurt and fear. We denied. I cried. But, as all military families do, we pulled through. I kept my husband updated when he called (since […]

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Why wouldn't a breast pump want to tag along to Austin City Limits?

Getting a Free Breast Pump (Plus Accessories!) is NOT Too Good to be True

When I think back to my time using a breast pump with my first child, my memories are pretty ho hum at best. Mostly, I remember being alone in a confined space, with a ticking clock, telling me I needed to hurry back to work as I eyed the bottles awkwardly attached to my body […]

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The Kindness Rocks Project

Make the Last Days of Summer ROCK!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (pun totally intended), you’ve probably heard about or seen The Kindness Rocks Project (or one of its MANY offshoots) in action.  The concept is simple — brighten someone’s day by painting rocks, hiding them in your neighborhood for others to find, and then hunting for some yourself! Join your […]

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