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How to Simplify Your Christmas

Christmas. As the song goes, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” However, for many of us, it also can be the most stressful time of the year. Besides all of our normal day to day activities and work, there is a multitude of other responsibilities to handle. Shopping for gifts, holiday parties, school parties, […]

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How to Get a Free Christmas Care Package Through Support Military Spouses

Christmas is quickly approaching, and if you’re anything like me then you’re now entering panic mode. Between Christmas shopping and budgeting and planning a holiday menu, you’re probably feeling pretty wiped out already.  Here Comes the Holidays … and the stress. Moms everywhere are in overdrive this time of year, and for military spouses, in […]

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10 Reasons To Love Fort Lee, Virginia

When my husband and I lived in Petersburg, Virginia, just outside of Fort Lee, we were fresh out of AIT (advanced individual training) and low in rank and worldly experience. Our apartment complex, which shall remain nameless to protect the innocent, was an experience – to say the least. We lived above a part-time pot […]

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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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What’s So Great About Dayton

  “Ohio? You’re moving to Ohio?!?” “Aren’t you going the opposite way?” “Is there even a highway to get from here to there?” You can imagine my anxiety as people made these comments when I told them we were being stationed at Wright Patterson in Dayton, Ohio. I knew that going from living among the […]

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Understanding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Military Family

As moms in the military community, it’s important to educate ourselves on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). If left unchecked or untreated, it can potentially lead to substance abuse, violent behavior, or suicide. What is PTSD? Everyone has painful memories, right? But not everyone is affected the same way. PTSD is a debilitating condition that can emerge after a frightening […]

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