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Miscarriage

Miscarriage and the Military: Navigating the Logistics of Loss

As a military spouse, I’ve been conditioned to expect bumps in the road. Changes are inevitable, everything is taken with a grain of salt, and nothing is official until it’s in the rear view mirror. I’ve come to take pride in rolling with the punches and in moving forward despite the challenges. But that day […]

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Hawaii

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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Military Ball

5 Tips for a Successful Night at the Military Ball

It’s that time of year again: beautiful formal gowns, perfectly manicured nails, and men in immaculate dress uniforms. Ball season only comes around once a year, and, for me, it is something I look forward to all year.  This year will be my fourth military ball. I have attended as a girlfriend, as a spouse, […]

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exceptional family member

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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"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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