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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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Dealing with kids in public can be a challenge.

The Case for Chastising Your Kids in Public

“Thank You Momma.” The voice came from behind me. It was an unfamiliar voice, but it sounded like she was speaking to me. I turned, just enough to identify the speaker. Behind me was a woman, about my age. A boy about my own children’s ages was filling his cup beside her.  Our eyes met. […]

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You Do You: What My Dead Lawn Taught Me About Life

They say that comparison is the thief of joy, and darned if that little bugger doesn’t creep up everywhere in military life. Nowhere is comparison more evident than in the perfect succession of idyllic, (if not repetitious) suburbia-esque homes of base housing. Unfortunately, when everyone on the street starts with exactly the same thing, differences […]

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Dad Says: Yes, You DO Need That Breast Pump!

We found out that my wife was pregnant with our first child and that I had orders to Aviano Air Base in Italy at almost the exact same time. Up until that point, my wife worked full time as a pediatric psychologist at a local children’s hospital. She spent most of her day in and […]

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