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Dear H-E-B, I Love You …

   “I have said that Texas is a state of mind, but I think it is more than that. It is a mystique closely approximating a religion.” — John Steinbeck Texans are many things: independent, tough, proud, and, above all, loyal. How many others can say they know their state bird, reptile, tree, and flower […]

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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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I married a Grinch

I Married A Grinch: Navigating the Holidays with a Less Than Jolly Spouse

My husband hates Christmas.  Oh ho ho…ho … he’ll tell you that’s not true. He’ll plead traditional Christmas values; he’ll cunningly argue “not ’til after Thanksgiving;” he will espouse a movement away from commercialism. But the truth is: he’s a Grinch.  Now, he LOVES presents. It’s his secondary Love Language. But he grimaces at jolliness. […]

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non-toy gift ideas for the military child in your life

5 Non-Toy Gift Ideas for the Military Family in Your Life

It’s that time of year again, friends; the Christmas shopping season is upon us. In every store we enter, expertly executed displays will entice us. Festive tunes will coax us.  Children will thumb through toy catalogs, eagerly selecting dozens of this year’s most proficiently marketed baubles … it’s practically a rite of passage. And at […]

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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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5 Reasons Why We Love Elf on the Shelf

The “Great Debate” – Elf or No Elf? Our family falls into the former category. Catch up on why fellow Military Moms Blog Contributor Michelle hates the elf here. Our elf, Martin, was given to us when I was pregnant with our first child. While it wasn’t until our son’s fourth Christmas that he was […]

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