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Eyebrow Threading: Never Wax Again

You might have noticed threading kiosks popping up in malls across America lately. They’re fairly minimal with reclining salon chairs and nothing more than a technician with a spool of cotton thread to shape the eyebrows of clients. Individuals being “threaded,” hold their forehead skin taut while the technician uses a piece of twisted thread […]

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A Traveler’s Guide to Military Resorts and Recreation Centers

  When you are juggling deployments, moves, and job changes, finding time to take a family vacation can be challenging. But research suggests that spending time and money on experiences with your family is well worth the investment. Our four kids often reminisce about their favorite vacations we’ve taken over the years. Not only do […]

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“The Summer List” or How I Limit My Kids’ Summer Screen Time Without Losing my Sanity

The days are quickly approaching where my sweet school-aged children will be released from school for the summer! Home with me. All day. Every day. And a little secret: I love it. I love not having to set my alarm. I love eating dinner in our swimsuits outside by the pool. I love family movie […]

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How to Help Your Child's Teacher Survive the End of the School Year

How to Help Your Child’s Teacher Survive the End of the School Year

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week! And while we teachers absolutely love your thoughtful words and gifts (and Starbucks gift cards), there’s one thing we appreciate the most: parents having our backs as we head into the end of the school year. Ask any teacher, and he or she will probably shudder just thinking about it: that […]

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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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For more thrilling photos of Pensacola and the Blue Angels, visit Katie B. on Instagram @kbodden27 or on Facebook @IsleofLeilaniPhotography

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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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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