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8 Date Night Alternatives

With Valentine’s Day approaching, many of us may be brainstorming ways to spend it with that special someone. Maybe you’re thinking a trip to the movies followed by dinner at a fancy restaurant? Ya know? The usual.  Well forget it! Why not try something new this Valentine’s Day? Whether you’ve been with your significant other […]

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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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Setting the Tone: Choosing Optimism

We’ve all been there. It’s PCS time, and we miss the things we left behind. We miss the familiarity of knowing where all our favorite ingredients are at the grocery store. There’s missing knowing how to get around. We miss our favorite little restaurants that save us on the nights we cannot imagine getting dinner […]

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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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Giving Birth in Germany

I had never planned to have children outside of the United States. The hope for an overseas assignment always seemed like a long shot for my husband’s career, and the thought of fighting a language barrier and different practices of medicine terrified me. Nevertheless, we decided to try for just one more child while living […]

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Open Letter To A Soldier’s Wife

Today, I met your mother in law. She gushed on and on about her son (stationed where we just left), her grandson (still in your womb), and how amazing we military families are. In the same breath, she leaned forward, asking with the fear of a mother for her child, “Has your husband deployed?” I […]

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