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How Do I Buy a House? 8 Simple Steps to Help You Overcome Your Fears of First Time Home Buying!

“I’ve been renting for over 25 years,” Megan (not her real name), a new acquaintance from a holiday party, confided as we discussed the perks of living in various neighborhoods throughout the Northern Virginia area. “I’ve just always rented,” Megan explained, “because I don’t know how to buy a house.” Flummoxed by her statement, I […]

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Becoming the Model Parent

Dear Mr. Dad: People are constantly talking about how parents should be good role models for their kids, and that makes good sense to me. But everywhere I look, I see parents behaving in horrible ways. Maybe I’m confused about what “good role model” really means. What are good role models supposed to do? A: We […]

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April is the Month of the Military Child

This awareness month was established to underscore the important role children play in the Armed Forces community. There are approximately 2 million military children, ranging in ages from newborn to 18 years old; 1.3 million military children are school-aged. Care of military children sustains our fighting force and strengthens the health, security, and safety of […]

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Education Benefits for Active Duty Service Members, Veterans, and Their Dependents – Part III

My family and I are quickly closing in on the biggest change of our military career, retirement.  My husband has a little over two years left of active duty service before we will make the switch from military to veteran.  One of the biggest determining factors in our decision on where to retire is education […]

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A Psychological Spring Cleaning

It’s finally spring! The snow is melting, the trees are budding, and the breeze actually has a hint of warmth in it. You know what that means: time to throw open the windows and air everything out! While I do plan on literally opening the windows and airing out my house — and have in […]

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Army Wife Network Kicks Off 2015 Field Exercise™ Series at Fort Polk, Louisiana

Bartonville, TX – March 24, 2015 – Created by the AWN Core Team, Spouse Field Exercise™ events aim to empower and rejuvenate our military. Less than 1% of our U.S. population who serves in the military – and their families — have taken the brunt of the sacrifice of war. Military families relocate frequently, and they are […]

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The Monster That is Mom Guilt

I recently had to enroll this adorable little guy in daycare. I know it was the right thing to do – my current classes are pretty difficult, Chris has a bunch of training events coming up, and I’ll be starting a new internship in May, but the second I signed my name on the enrollment […]

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Report for Training! MyCAA Scholarships Available

As a military spouse, you likely live with the following questions in the back of your mind: When will we move next? Where will we be stationed? How long will we live there? With such an on-the-move lifestyle, you know the challenges of finding work or furthering your education without a definite location. Did you […]

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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

My husband has been in the Army nearly 10 years. Sometimes I can’t believe he’s already this far into his career, or that so much time has passed so quickly. Throughout the years we have lived in various places across America: Hawaii, Virginia, Washington. Aside from Hawaii, he has managed to avoid an OCONUS assignment […]

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Post with the Most – Fort Benning, GA

Army Wife Network’s Post With the Most Fort Benning, Georgia Each month here at Army Wife Network, we do a segment that highlights an Army installation.  We do this so we can provide you with as much information about a post as possible.  We also call on you, our loyal AWN fans, to help us […]

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