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Small Gesture, Big Impact: 14 Ways to Make Your Partner Feel Loved

Whenever Valentine’s Day rolls around each year, it’s when most people take the time to show some major love to their partner. Be it with flowers, chocolates, jewelry, or other major purchases, you’re likely to see plenty of people in the check-out line buying last-minute gifts to show appreciation. But these big gifts aren’t really […]

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Ask Yourself, ‘Why Not Today?’

When married to a service member, you may sometimes feel like you take a backseat in military life. You put a lot of your own energy behind your service member spouse, encouraging, planning, packing, and moving, among other things. You celebrate the promotions, the graduations, getting that perfect duty station… But sometimes, as a spouse, […]

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Four Things to Let Go of in the New Year

The New Year acts as a turning point for a lot of us. We make resolutions and vow to do something better—diet, exercise, self-improvement, employment or educational goals, and more. But while we’re working on achieving something new once we turn the calendar over, many of us heap worry and concerns on ourselves that we […]

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Celebrating Volkstrauertag as an American Living in Germany

Living overseas offers plenty of new opportunities for Americans: food, traditions, cultural events, and more. It’s probably the best part about the experience and why I urge people to accept an OCONUS posting if one is offered. During my first year living in Bavaria, a heavily Catholic state in Germany, I learned about the various […]

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Looking for Veterans Day deals? We’ve got ’em!

It always feels nice to be celebrated, so if you’re looking for a little appreciation for your service member this Veterans Day, take advantage of some discounts at restaurants and in stores. We, and some of our pals, have done the hard work of hunting them down so you don’t have to! Be sure to […]

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It’s All a Question of Balance

When we’re younger, most of us dream about the future. That doesn’t stop as we age. Many of us continue to dream about the future even as mature adults. We think about our spouse’s or our next career move, how our children will grow and develop, create that 10- or 15-year plan. I turned 30 […]

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18 Books To Fall Into This Autumn

Autumn is my favorite time of year to read a book. A hot drink, fuzzy blanket, and diving into the pages is really all I need. If you’re looking for a new book to read that may relate to military life, here are a few books for you to try. They span a variety of […]

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