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A Very Merry Alive Day To Me

The holiday season is upon us and if we are good little boys and girls, we are rushing around buying all the things while at the same time, being thankful for all that we have.  You’ve probably seen the Facebook challenge where people list things that they are thankful for every day in November and […]

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Elf On The Shelf (c): How I Loathe Thee

It’s true. I loathe the Elf on the Shelf (c), but before you give me the speech about how my kids are being disserviced by not participating in this “tradition”, hear me out. Here are the top 5 reasons why I loathe Elf on the Shelf (c): (5) I loathe you because right off I’m going to have to buy […]

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How to be Thankful the Right Way

Okay, you caught me. There is of course no right way to be thankful. There is, however, a way to jump-start the thankful feelings when you’re really not feeling the joy of the season. Not everyone is into the holidays (for varied reasons), and that’s okay. Start small. Seriously. If you get stuck at one […]

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A Family Recipe Tradition

When I was younger we would always head to my grandparent’s house every Thanksgiving. My grandfather is an amazing cook. He was actually a chef in the Navy. One dish he is known for making is his meat pie. If you have never had meat pie before, don’t knock it until you try it! Trust me, it is […]

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I Am Thankful For The Army

November is the month of Thanksgiving. A time for celebrating and a time for being thankful and though I am thankful for so many things, I am especially grateful for the Army. I certainly have my moments where I am weak and and I bash the Army for taking my husband away or for changing […]

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Finding Balance between School, Work, and Family – Part 1

Keeping up with everything—especially with the holidays almost upon us—can be overwhelming to say the least. If you’re thinking about going back to school (or have already made the decision), how do you add one more thing to the already long list of hats you wear as a military spouse? To help you find that […]

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Care Packages and Holiday Gifts to Deployed Military

If you’re thinking ahead to holiday gifts for someone who’s deployed with the military—or simply preparing a care package—here are some practical tips for shipping from military support organizations. These make special sense when you understand that some brigades get thousands of pounds of mail in each delivery (when an aircraft carrier docks, for example, […]

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Heart your Home: 5 Decorating Tips for the Holidays

It’s almost that time of year and many of us are about to crawl into storage, pull out our bins of holiday trinkets and slap up that seasonal décor as usual. Things are a little different in my house. Christmas Day is my birthday, so I feel entitled to celebrate and in excess! Let’s just […]

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Champions Of Our Own Lives

Merriam-Webster defines champion as someone or something that has won a contest or competition especially sport. Also, someone who fights or speaks publicly in support of a person, belief, cause, etc. Let’s bring the definition to your life and your position, spouse (military or civilian), employee, business owner, fitness enthusiast (novice or advanced). The word […]

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5 Maintenance Tips to Help Keep Your Car Running Longer

Most days, our cars take us smoothly from here to there … and back again. So, not surprisingly, we often take their reliability for granted. But even the trustiest of vehicles still relies on you to complete five basic maintenance steps for better survival in the long run. You should likely have lower maintenance and […]

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