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Overprotect: What Britax and Military Moms Have in Common

  How long have you been a part of the military? This doesn’t have to be as active duty. You also can be “just” the spouse or “just” the dependent. Whether it is one day or 30 years, you will learn quickly that the military has many programs and regulations in place focused on your […]

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Raising Strong Black Sons: A Call to Action

I figured my mother to be a huge crime-book enthusiast as I was coming of age. She used to incessantly say that her biggest fear was of mistaken identity. Really!?! A 48-year-old single mother and middle school history teacher being mistaken for murder? On the run as Federal Marshal Tommy Lee Jones leads a search […]

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No Matter How Commonplace Moving Becomes, There’s Always the Dreaded Week of Lasts

We are moving this week. I am a pro at moving. We’ve done it enough. Staged house to sell. Separated stuff into piles. Cleaned out closets. Transferred utilities. We’re good at it. Moving is easy. But no matter how often I fill out a change of address form on the post office website, there is […]

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5 Must-See Beaches When Stationed in Jacksonville, NC

When military families first find out they’re going to be stationed in Jacksonville, North Carolina, they tend to be less than thrilled. They were maybe hoping for somewhere a little more glamorous like California or Hawaii. In their minds, they picture Jacksonville as a typical military town littered with tattoo parlors and barber shops.  What […]

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10 Steps to staging & Selling your home FAST!

10 Steps to Staging & Selling Your Home FAST!

Spring is finally in the air, and Permanent Change of Station, better known as PCS season, is almost upon us! Are you one of the many military families that will be packing up your household goods and moving across the state, country, or even the globe this year? Are you selling your first home or […]

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Six Reasons Oklahoma City is the BEST Place to Raise Kids

I vividly remember the day we got our orders for Oklahoma City. My husband just finished preliminary training and getting our selection that day was a big affair. His grades were so good that we had every reason to expect our first choice. So when we ended up getting our very LAST choice, we were […]

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The Dos and Don’ts of PCSing With Pets

It’s only March, but Permanent Change of Station (PCS) season will be here before we know it. This is the span from May 15-August 31 where the military experiences a surge of moves for members and families. According to Military.com, nearly 65 percent of moves occur during this time! Whether it is your first move […]

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A Letter to My Fellow Daycare Parents: Please Keep Sick Kids at Home

I thought we daycare parents were in this crazy circus of drop-offs, pick-ups, and runny noses together. You know the drill; multiple times a week we smile and offer each other a quick hello while taking our children to or from their classroom before hurrying out, all while trying to not leave a shoe, sippy […]

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The Best of Pensacola for Kids of All Ages

Pensacola, Florida, is known for its white sand beaches and emerald waters. It also is the home to multiple Naval Air Stations and specific training schools that will land many in the area for weeks or years at a time. Unfortunately, many of the family attractions are geared for school-aged kids, so it took me […]

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