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Setting the Tone: Choosing Optimism

We’ve all been there. It’s PCS time, and we miss the things we left behind. We miss the familiarity of knowing where all our favorite ingredients are at the grocery store. There’s missing knowing how to get around. We miss our favorite little restaurants that save us on the nights we cannot imagine getting dinner […]

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December Book Club Discussion Questions

I know that December is a busy month for all of us. Between school functions, concerts, work parties, holiday traditions, and time with family and friends, it’s a miracle that anyone has time for anything else! That is why our December book club choice, Class Mom by Laurie Gelman, was ideal – a light, shorter read […]

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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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When Friends Become Family

“Friendship isn’t about whom you have known the longest … it’s about who came and never left your side.” – Unknown This thought on friendship is something I have learned to be true since marrying into the military. Some may claim that their lifetime childhood friends are their best friends. While this may be true, […]

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The Five Stages of Friend Dating

The Five Stages of Friend Dating

You know the drill.  After you finally arrive in your new city, the to-do list generally looks a little like this:  -unpack the coffee maker -set up the internet -figure out which day is trash day -make some new friends Depending on how old your kids are, they’ll probably have no trouble making some new […]

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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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