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How to Get a Free Christmas Care Package Through Support Military Spouses

Christmas is quickly approaching, and if you’re anything like me then you’re now entering panic mode. Between Christmas shopping and budgeting and planning a holiday menu, you’re probably feeling pretty wiped out already.  Here Comes the Holidays … and the stress. Moms everywhere are in overdrive this time of year, and for military spouses, in […]

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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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Raising Brave Kids in a Fearful World: 5 Things to STOP Doing Now

Raising Brave Kids in a Fearful World: 5 Things to STOP Doing Now

I once thrived on current events and the daily buzz of world news that streamed to my phone and television. Now, it seems that I wait with bated breath for the next news update that will take my breath away. Like many fellow parents, I’m concerned about how my child will eventually process these instances. […]

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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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15 Signs The PT Test is Approaching

Once or twice a year it happens; the required military Physical Fitness Test (PT Test). And we all know when it’s approaching, don’t we? We know WAY BEFORE our spouse even tells us that it’s that time of year. How do we know? We know because our husbands or wives all begin to act differently […]

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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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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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Base Housing Doesn’t Have to be Basic

At some point in a military career, you are likely to live in military base housing or some type of off-base, privatized housing. Base housing isn’t always basic, but it usually is a standard home with builder grade materials. In some locations, you may be lucky enough to get a historic home where the layout […]

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School Lunch 101: The Basics

*Special thanks to a military mom of five for all of this great information. I LOVE school supplies. My favorite time of year was back to school shopping. There is nothing better than new notebooks, folders, pens, and something to organize it all. Even now, while I am insufferably cheap and use random pens that […]

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Your Mix Tape is Their Playlist: Rad Music for Your Wannabe ’80s Children

While only seven, four, and two years old, my kids are obsessed with music. My 4-year-old can pick out a beat from a mile away. That kid is always moving to the music. The other two love it as well. Nothing can stop them from having an impromptu dance party in the kitchen after dinner […]

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Disney Announces Military Ticket Prices for 2018

Did you know that active duty and retired military families can purchase discounted tickets to Disney World and Disneyland? Tickets are available in a four or five day package and include the park hopper option. This is a great deal for the budget conscious traveler. Military One Click can tell you more about prices and […]

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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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