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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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I Hate it Here …. No, Wait, I Love it!

In terms of military assignments, I’ve been pretty fortunate. Even for some locations with mixed reviews, I have always found something positive about my time there. Bloom where you’re planted and all. What I never expected was to instantly and thoroughly dislike a place I lived.  We arrived in Belgium on a cold, wintery day in […]

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My mother and I learned to be very quiet during the day while my father slept.

Understanding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Military Family

As moms in the military community, it’s important to educate ourselves on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). If left unchecked or untreated, it can potentially lead to substance abuse, violent behavior, or suicide. What is PTSD? Everyone has painful memories, right? But not everyone is affected the same way. PTSD is a debilitating condition that can emerge after a frightening […]

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Embracing Your Overseas Orders

So you received orders to move overseas? You may be scared of the unknown. You may be sad to sell your house or leave behind your friends. If you have kids, you may be dreading the fact that they have to start a new school. And if you are pregnant, you are, for sure, a […]

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"I am a passionate traveler, and from the time I was a child, travel formed me as much as my formal education." -- David Rockefeller

Traveling with Kids: It’s Worth the Hassle

“Because getting there is half the fun. You know that.” — Clark W. Griswold (National Lampoon’s Vacation) Sometimes I feel like this quote from one of my favorite movies should really say, “Getting there is half the work …” When it comes to family vacations, it seems like we spend more time packing and preparing for […]

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