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We are so desperate to stay healthy we are implementing face masks with every member of our household. Even the baby!

Surviving the House of Sick: 5 Tips to Get You Through Cold and Flu Season

Our house was hit hard this year. It started around Halloween and is still haunting us in the New Year. I don’t think we have made it a full week without someone in our house coming down with illness. Friends have stopped visiting, and when they see us out in town, they are sure to […]

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If You Give a Mom Moscato

If you give a mom a glass of Moscato, she will probably want to enjoy it in a nice bubble bath. But when she goes to draw her bath, she might decide that her tub needs to be cleaned. After she scrubs and bleaches her tub, she may decide that her bleachy rag should go […]

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Kathrynn Hudson rides a horse at her first week-long summer camp for military kids at YMCA's Camp Carson back in 2013.

Sound the Alarm: Registration for Operation Military Kids Camp is Open

“Sign us up!” my kids commanded after receiving mail from YMCA’s Camp Carson. Normally, I’d be put off by such demands, but this is one I’m happy to give in to. This will be the fifth year I send my oldest to Operation Military Support week, and it will be my son’s first year now […]

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#metoo At The Supermarket: How I Wish I’d Reacted and What I Am Teaching My Children

Last spring, I ran into the grocery store with my youngest child to pick up some last-minute supplies for dinner before heading to school to pick up my two oldest. As I was bagging some sweet potatoes, a man approached me. He was just an ordinary looking man. Fifty-something. Cropped gray hair. Glasses. Collared golf […]

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Giving Birth in Germany

I had never planned to have children outside of the United States. The hope for an overseas assignment always seemed like a long shot for my husband’s career, and the thought of fighting a language barrier and different practices of medicine terrified me. Nevertheless, we decided to try for just one more child while living […]

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“Military Brat:” Helpful or Harmful?

I grew up living the life of a “military brat.” My dad served in the Air Force for twenty years. We used the term “military brat” as did everyone else we knew. It wasn’t in an offensive way, it merely let the world know who we were: children of military members. This was important since so many […]

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PCS’ing to Belgium? Here Are 8 Reasons Why SHAPE is the Place to “BE”

The Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) is located near Mons, Belgium (about 30 minutes south of Brussels) and is the military headquarters for NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe. Because it is a posting that you don’t hear about very often, it can be difficult to find information about life at SHAPE. We (Sarah and […]

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