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The Goodbyes and the See You Laters

We are weeks away from our cross country Permanent Change of Station (PCS) and the “going away” coffees, lunches, potlucks, and parties are in full swing. We’re slowly making our way around to the various groups of people that have been a part of our lives while we’ve lived here for one final get together. […]

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Dear Husband, What I Really Want for Mother’s Day

According to the ever popular and always factually correct Wikipedia, “Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May.” This year Mother’s […]

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When Getting Pregnant is Hard: Talking About Infertility

“Just relax, it will happen when it’s time!” “Have you tried _____??” “Oh, it took us 3 whole months to get pregnant, I know exactly how you feel!” If you’re like me and have personally dealt with the physical, emotional, psychological, and financial challenges that is infertility, you have likely heard those statements…along with about […]

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10 Steps to staging & Selling your home FAST!

10 Steps to Staging & Selling Your Home FAST!

Spring is finally in the air, and Permanent Change of Station, better known as PCS season, is almost upon us! Are you one of the many military families that will be packing up your household goods and moving across the state, country, or even the globe this year? Are you selling your first home or […]

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Keep Abilene Boring: A Guide to Dyess Air Force Base

Yes, that is the unofficial slogan for this West Texas town, population 115,930.  By the time we finally move this summer, we will have lived here for a total of 6, count them, SIX years! Join the Air Force, they said! See the world, they said! Needless to say, I think I can now offer […]

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Kindergarten is Stealing My Child’s Joy

I vaguely remember kindergarten. I know it was only half-day. I sat at the blue square table. The most important things were sharing and learning letters, numbers, and colors. Yes, times have changed. The American school system has changed. I see articles daily either about how much pressure we’re putting on our young school children or […]

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If Military Moms Ruled the World

If Military Spouses Ruled the World

It occurred to me during a quick, effortless, yet efficient text exchange with a fellow military spouse as we hashed out the details of an upcoming event we were hosting for our squadron that “man, we could rule the world.” I believe military spouses develop necessary personal qualities that make us truly fit to rule […]

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