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January Book Club: Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

“‘As you yourself have said, what other explanation can there be?’ Poirot stared straight ahead of him. ‘That is what I ask myself,’ he said. ‘That is what I never cease to ask myself.’” January’s book club choice was Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie. This book is a classic murder mystery set in […]

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New to Texas? Top 5 Reasons to Pick H-E-B Over the Commissary

I am going to just come right out and say it. I have been having an affair … with H-E-B. The first time we met, I didn’t know what I had. I was young and foolish. I used you to buy almost ready-made meals and cheap beer or a bottle of Strawberry Daiquiri Boone’s Farm. […]

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Yes, My Husband is a Reservist, and Yes, We Are “Real” Military

I recently had a conversation with the spouse of an active-duty military member that got me thinking.  We were trying to set up a play date for our children and were talking about our schedules. She mentioned she doesn’t usually like to do play dates on the weekend because that is family time since her […]

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What Is A Government Shutdown?

At 12:00:01 AM, on January 20, 2018, the U.S. government officially shut down. Unfortunately for the American people, this has become what my grandmother would call “old hat.” But, what does a shutdown mean? According to Politifact, a government shutdown happens when both Congress and the President fail to work together to pass legislation funding government operations and agencies by a designated date, […]

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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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If Military Moms Ruled the World

If Military Spouses Ruled the World

It occurred to me during a quick, effortless, yet efficient text exchange with a fellow military spouse as we hashed out the details of an upcoming event we were hosting for our squadron that “man, we could rule the world.” I believe military spouses develop necessary personal qualities that make us truly fit to rule […]

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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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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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15 Signs The PT Test is Approaching

Once or twice a year it happens; the required military Physical Fitness Test (PT Test). And we all know when it’s approaching, don’t we? We know WAY BEFORE our spouse even tells us that it’s that time of year. How do we know? We know because our husbands or wives all begin to act differently […]

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Go Back To Where You Came From: What the Playground Taught Me About Racism

A few months ago, my 10-year-old daughter came home from school and said, “Mom, today at school, a girl told me to go back where I came from. She also told me that they are a certain type of family here, and I just don’t fit in. I am not like them. What did she […]

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