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8 Unexpected Ways to Find Gratitude in Military Life

Last night, as I lay beside my husband, I couldn’t sleep. He was leaving early the next morning for field exercises. This is not new to me, but some things don’t go away. I always ache, sad that he has to leave us to go do this job that impacts our lives. As I lay […]

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Feeling Stuck…and Ten Ways to Break Free

Feeling stuck. Been there? Currently there? I’ve been feeling stuck since January, longer really, but some circumstances since January have me feeling trapped. These are big decisions that don’t have right or wrong answers. I know that I shouldn’t allow my husband’s job to dictate my life. But how can it not? Our world revolves […]

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75 Ways for Military Families to have the Best Summer Ever

School is out later this week for my son. This morning, he and I got in a bit of an argument and after he got on the school bus, I thought to myself, “We are going to drive each other crazy this summer…” Summer’s more relaxed schedule can cause the familiar, “I’m bored” cry from […]

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10 Teacher Appreciation Gifts to Knock Their Socks Off!

My dad was a teacher for 39 years before he retired. He taught fourth grade for the majority of his career, but also taught fifth through eighth grades, too. Growing up with a parent who was a teacher didn’t have many perks. When he was my fourth grade teacher, he made me bring home field […]

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10 Remarkable Life Lessons from Military Children (Part 2)

  In honor of April— The Month of the Military Child—I have been reflecting on things that I’ve learned from military children. They must learn to be flexible, adaptive, and yes, resilient. Our military children are incredible! Read Part 1 for the rest of the list! Don’t Stop Living. The first year we were married, […]

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10 Remarkable Life Lessons from Military Children {Part 1}

  In honor of April — Month of the Military Child — I have been reflecting on things that I’ve learned from military children. Our six year old son, Finn, has unknowingly taught me a lot on our military life journey. I think that’s true for many mil-kids who are often born into this lifestyle. […]

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Military Space A Travel: Is it Worth It? (Part 2)

Be sure to start with Part 1 for all the good stuff! In addition to being free, a perk of flying Space A includes a more relaxed atmosphere than flying commercial airlines. Yes, you still have to abide by the TSA rules and go through some form of security check. But you experience travel like […]

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