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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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The Life Cycle of a PCS: An Illustrative Guide

Several weeks ago, I came home from work to find my husband grinning mischievously in the kitchen. Never a good sign. He played coy for several minutes, no doubt enjoying the forboding sense of doom that crooked smile cast across the room. My heart began to race. My brows instinctively furrowed. I glared at him […]

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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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Expanding Your Tribe As a Military Mom

Every mother needs a tribe: Other mothers who understand her; who don’t judge her; and who are willing to lend their support and time when needed. But for military mothers, who move every few years, finding a tribe can be downright daunting.  Most bases host a new spouses’ orientation briefing to acclimate spouses to the base and city. Often, I’ve tried these, […]

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If My Daughters Decide to Serve

Thanks to our three daughters, my husband and I feel like we live in a pink world: a world filled with the musings of a certain British-accented porcine princess, fairies, ponies, and the like. While I enjoy existing in a strawberry frosted doughnut universe, I know it won’t last forever. The Disney princess costumes will […]

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