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What the Government Shutdown Means for Military Families

*UPDATED Sunday, 1/21, 6:00am CT * Like every government shutdown in the past, the biggest question for military families is, “How does this impact me?” So, we’ve done the research and compiled as many relevant answers as we can find. As more information is released, this post will continue to be updated. We are doing […]

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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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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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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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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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Overseas and Unsupported: 5 Tips for Transition

Moving overseas to a military post/base is one thing, but moving overseas to a place that is not affiliated with the military in any way is an entirely different beast. When you move to an overseas base, there are people there to welcome you (hopefully); people who speak English; people who  understand how pretty much […]

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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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Lululemon For Less: 8 Designer Deal Websites You Need To Know!  

  I never buy anything at full retail price. Seriously, never. Why? Well, it’s a habit I developed in part due to my upbringing, but it’s also because I simply don’t have to pay full price and neither do you! The internet has evolved into an incredible marketplace of designer discounts, high-end resale retailers and […]

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