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When Contentment Is Just Hard – An Encouragement for You

Last month I shared this post about saying goodbye to the complaining culture that we have become familiar with. I kid you not – it was three days after this post published that I caught myself in an attitude of major discontentment. I was experiencing some health issues that were absolutely zero fun to deal […]

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Learning to Embrace the Suck

  I’ve started running again recently. I can hardly even say “again”—there have been a couple times throughout my life where I tried to run regularly, but never with much success. The only time I had moderate success was in the fall of 2014 when we had first moved to South Carolina and I wasn’t […]

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“Do you like on-post housing?” The words that started it all

When my husband (boyfriend at the time), Alan, was in basic training we would send each other letters frequently. At one point I was sending him a letter each week to encourage and motivate him to finish his training strong. As Alan was learning all about the army world, he wrote me a letter and […]

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Confessions of an Organized PCSer Wanna-Be

I love organization! Thrive on it even. Chaos drives me batty!   So, when my husband received orders to PCS last fall, I took action…and sat down on my duff at the computer to design a gob of elaborate to-do lists, checklists, to-buy lists, and to-throw-away lists. Lists of every type and nature because I LOVE […]

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Four Steps to Purchasing a Car the Financially Savvy Way

By: Kevin Cortes, Chief Military Officer at Miramar Federal Credit Union Wouldn’t life be grand if we could replace cars like we replace toasters? When we need a new one, we just drive to the nearest store or click one button online and we’re all set…what a dream! The reality is that people do not […]

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Changes, Challenges, and Overcoming

I gave birth to my son on February 2. It was a mostly relaxed labor as I did not dilly dally and made sure I quickly got an epidural since I had an induction. After around 24 hours in labor, he was born in the late morning and weighed 6 lbs 14 ounces. It was […]

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The Best Deployment EVER

I already know what you are going to say: You read the title of this post, “Best Deployment EVER,” and scoffed or guffawed, saying there is no such thing. It’s like saying, “most enjoyable root canal ever” or “greatest day spent at the DMV ever.” Because let’s be honest, the REAL “best deployment ever” is […]

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Embracing the Spouse Family – A Gathering of Military Spouses

In both 2015 and 2016, I was lucky enough to be selected as a Military Spouse Magazine installation-level spouse of the year for my local base. Each May, the magazine does a series of events and get-togethers over the course of the week before Mother’s Day, ending on the Friday before Military Spouse Appreciation Day. […]

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Remote Property Management: A Guide To Being A Long-Distance Landlord

In the army, frequent moves are a reality. Sometimes this means you have to leave your dream home behind, moving many states or even several countries, for a short (or extended) period. If you aren’t ready to sell but need to move, renting out your property to others can be a great option. Here’s what […]

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Do You Have An Award Winning Resume?

A winning résumé presents your experience in a way that indicates your future potential. It grabs and holds the attention of the reader and makes him or her want to know more. To know more requires a conversation and that conversation is an interview. Simply stated, a résumé is an interview-generation tool and, like any […]

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