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Sunday Supper and How I Survive Endless Detachments

I am so over hearing “that’s so nice for you that your husband doesn’t deploy.” Yes, it is very nice that he does not deploy; however, that does not mean he doesn’t detach or spend countless weekends away on cross countries or TDY trainings. My husband is rarely home. The kids and I stay so […]

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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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My Dad’s Bourbon Barbecue Sauce

In honor of summertime and Father’s Day last week, I’m sharing my dad’s recipe for his amazing bourbon barbecue sauce. Not only will you use it during the summer grilling season, you’ll want to make a few extra batches to have on hand once the hectic pace of the school year gets underway. First, let me […]

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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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