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School Is Back In Session: Advanced Lunch Planning

**Special thanks to the moms who contributed ideas to this post.** It happened again. It was June, and we were footloose and fancy free. I can’t tell you what my kids ate all summer long. Maybe it was something local, organic, and gourmet. Maybe it was a drive-thru. Maybe it was all of the scraps […]

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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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Ruffled Over Rank: Everything You Need to Know About Military Spouse Etiquette

Let’s talk about rank. When I was a brand new baby mil spouse, I went to a class called Heart Link. It’s an Air Force new spouse orientation program; although, these days they encourage you to attend when you’re new to a base and not just new to the Blue. Seriously, look into it. It’s […]

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Making Magical Memories: Disney World with Off To Neverland Travel

Prior to taking my kids to Disney World this past year, I hadn’t been in over 20 years. While I will admit that I wasn’t the one in charge for that mid-nineties vacation, I don’t remember the enormous lines, unending food choices, different ticket possibilities, and infinite number of options for accommodation. What is a […]

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Hot Air or Heartfelt? Military Moms Respond to Ivanka Trump’s Listening Session

This past Wednesday, senior advisor Ivanka Trump held a listening session at the White House with a group of military spouses. The topic was employment, or rather, the challenges military spouses face in finding and retaining employment. According to CNN reporter Betsy Klein, based on a survey of military families released from Hiring Our Heroes, […]

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