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The Military Spouse's Guide to DITY Moves for Dummies

DITY Moves for Dummies: Your Guide to the DIY PCS

PCS season is in full-swing. Summer not only brings pool parties and BBQ’s, but also packing for those who are in transition from one duty station to the next. We flock to social media asking for advice about schools, housing, activities, and moving.  In our short six years in the military we have PCS’d five times. […]

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How to Succeed at Breastfeeding

How to Succeed at Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is hard. Really hard. Motherhood is hard. And if you’re anything like me, you have a constant, nagging voice pointing out all your mistakes until they tally up to a giant failure in your mind and a snowball quickly barreling towards postpartum depression. And any hiccup with breastfeeding only helps you fall right into […]

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What the Government Shutdown Means for Military Families

*UPDATED Sunday, 1/21, 6:00am CT * Like every government shutdown in the past, the biggest question for military families is, “How does this impact me?” So, we’ve done the research and compiled as many relevant answers as we can find. As more information is released, this post will continue to be updated. We are doing […]

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When All The 'Unexpecteds' Leave You Weary

The Story of My Premature Baby: When All the ‘Unexpecteds’ Leave You Weary

*The following was written in September 2016, two weeks after giving birth. Whereas I am currently past the emotional turmoil described, I still felt these are words that need to be heard in honor of World Prematurity Day and for others who may be battling the ‘unexpecteds’ right now.  I unexpectedly had a baby. Don’t […]

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