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Everyone Stationed OCONUS Needs a Bug-Out Bag

Since our arrival in Japan, the base installation has offered an Emergency Preparedness class almost every month focusing on NEO (noncombatant evacuation operations). I put off taking this class for over half a year, thinking this would never affect me. Then several of my friends stationed on the East Coast had to evacuate their homes […]

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Sunday Supper and How I Survive Endless Detachments

I am so over hearing “that’s so nice for you that your husband doesn’t deploy.” Yes, it is very nice that he does not deploy; however, that does not mean he doesn’t detach or spend countless weekends away on cross countries or TDY trainings. My husband is rarely home. The kids and I stay so […]

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Mid-run ice cream break. Two moms, four kids, ten miles!

A Mom’s Guide to Marathon Training

I have been a runner for the past 16 years. By no means am I a professional or elite runner, but I have run over a hundred races spanning in distance from one mile to 50 miles. In the past, I never really had to think about my training. I just went outside and ran. […]

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We are so desperate to stay healthy we are implementing face masks with every member of our household. Even the baby!

Surviving the House of Sick: 5 Tips to Get You Through Cold and Flu Season

Our house was hit hard this year. It started around Halloween and is still haunting us in the New Year. I don’t think we have made it a full week without someone in our house coming down with illness. Friends have stopped visiting, and when they see us out in town, they are sure to […]

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Pumpkin Spice Latte, How Do I Love/Hate Thee?

I started to get antsy toward the end of September. It was still hot outside with no reprieve in sight. I’m so ready for fall. I have not lived in a place that has a real autumn in over four years, but now I do. I’m in desperate need of a season change. I long […]

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