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Hitting the Unpause Button

Call me crazy, but I absolutely love PCSing! It is a great opportunity to purge all the junk in our house, find a new place to call home (usually with more space, maybe a pool, and better appliances), redecorate/buy new furniture, and meet new people. Don’t get me wrong, I hate that we have to […]

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Undesirable/Unexpected Orders: How to Cope

P.C.S. aka “Permanent Change of Station”: Isn’t it funny how something so simple—a single phrase, the arrangement of three seemingly harmless letters—can completely throw you for a loop? When I fell in love with that tall, rowdy and reckless, Texas boy who was just “thinking” about joining the military back in college, I honestly had no […]

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"I am a passionate traveler, and from the time I was a child, travel formed me as much as my formal education." -- David Rockefeller

Traveling with Kids: It’s Worth the Hassle

“Because getting there is half the fun. You know that.” — Clark W. Griswold (National Lampoon’s Vacation) Sometimes I feel like this quote from one of my favorite movies should really say, “Getting there is half the work …” When it comes to family vacations, it seems like we spend more time packing and preparing for […]

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Feeling Invisible in an Awards and Promotions Driven World

Won any awards lately?  Any big promotions on the horizon?  Eh, me either girl, you’re in good company here.  It turns out we’re not the only ones who struggle with feeling invisible, and with a moniker like the silent ranks, it’s not difficult to imagine why a military spouse might feel unnoticed in this awards […]

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