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Thanksgiving Printable: A Bird That Serves

Nothing says Thanksgiving more than turkey (or tofurkey in some cases). Thanksgiving in the military often means spending the holiday away from family and with friends in a far off place. Here, we’ve combined that main dish plus service to our country for a fun craft. This three page Thanksgiving printable is sure to keep […]

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Go Back To Where You Came From: What the Playground Taught Me About Racism

A few months ago, my 10-year-old daughter came home from school and said, “Mom, today at school, a girl told me to go back where I came from. She also told me that they are a certain type of family here, and I just don’t fit in. I am not like them. What did she […]

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2017 Veterans Day Deals

Veterans Day is right around the corner and to celebrate service, many restaurants and retailers are giving away free meals and amazing discounts! Be sure to call ahead to verify if your location is participating! And thank you for your service! Sunday, November 5, 2017 McCormick and Schmick’s Free Entree Veterans and Gold Star families […]

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Lululemon For Less: 8 Designer Deal Websites You Need To Know!  

  I never buy anything at full retail price. Seriously, never. Why? Well, it’s a habit I developed in part due to my upbringing, but it’s also because I simply don’t have to pay full price and neither do you! The internet has evolved into an incredible marketplace of designer discounts, high-end resale retailers and […]

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Hawaii’s Most Fun and Affordable Things to do For The Military Family: Part 2 Outdoor Activities

This is part two 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.  🙂 Check out part 1 of this series here. In the land of sunshine and warm weather, there […]

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Base Housing Doesn’t Have to be Basic

At some point in a military career, you are likely to live in military base housing or some type of off-base, privatized housing. Base housing isn’t always basic, but it usually is a standard home with builder grade materials. In some locations, you may be lucky enough to get a historic home where the layout […]

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School Lunch 101: The Basics

*Special thanks to a military mom of five for all of this great information. I LOVE school supplies. My favorite time of year was back to school shopping. There is nothing better than new notebooks, folders, pens, and something to organize it all. Even now, while I am insufferably cheap and use random pens that […]

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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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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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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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