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The Importance of Support

Sometimes the life of the military wife flows like a gentle creek babbling along peacefully. You find yourself with content children, your husband isn’t deployed and is engaged at home, you’ve been sticking to your family budget, and the cat hasn’t thrown up on the carpet once this week. Things are a-flowin’ quite nicely. Unfortunately, […]

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How To Upcycle A Lemonade Stand

Last month was the month of the military child. It’s completely true that I am a procrastinator and do my best work last minute, but in all fairness I completed the following project during the month of April; I’m just posting it in May! But since May includes military spouse appreciation day (May 6) and […]

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Remembering What Memorial Day Is All About

This post is sponsored by Operation in Touch Everyone loves a good BBQ or cookout and it seems like Memorial Day weekend has become the official launch of the summer food season. You see grilling segments on the news, picnic and barbecue products on sale at the stores and recipes galore to serve at your […]

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What Does Failure At School Perdict?

Shared with permission from Parenting Press You know how some articles and books inspire you to exclaim “yes!”, at least to yourself? That’s how we at Parenting Press felt when we opened “Children Who Fail at School But Succeed in Life,” new from W.W. Norton. By the second page of the preface, we were nodding […]

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Network Online

Let’s all agree, networking is good for your career and can help you: learn what jobs are out there but might not be published (commonly referred to as the hidden job market), get the inside scoop on companies from people who already work there, troubleshoot career problems with other professionals, and stay relevant in your […]

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100 Ways You Might be A MilSpouse If…. (1-50) #ReconRendezvous

Welcome to AWN’s Monthly Recon Rendezvous link up! We are so glad you are here. Just as the name implies, Recon Rendezvous a place of community and connection. It is an opportunity to explore and learn about our fellow Army supporters’ lives, victories, trials, and experiences. Each month, we “rendezvous” here to provide information, resources, and encouragement. So do some “reconnaissance,” […]

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Kissing the Complaining Culture Goodbye

If there was ever a group of women who had the right to complain, that would be a group of army wives. I mean, really! We endure cross-country (sometimes cross-globe!) relocations, separations from our spouses for months, spur-of-the-moment field trainings that require our guys to be gone for weeks, early mornings, late nights, travel restrictions, […]

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Unique and Useful Gifts for Graduates

It’s that time of year when graduates in gymnasiums around the country embark on their annual pilgrimage to receive their diplomas. This culmination of hard work and dedication is often celebrated with a lot of pomp and circumstance, finding many of us knowing a graduate or being invited to party. However, it can be difficult […]

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Five Books That Belong in Your Beach Bag This Summer

  The beach could very possibly be my favorite place in the world to read. Crashing waves, bright sun, and the smell of sunscreen and sea air make the beach ideal for some pleasure reading. If you’re going to the beach (or the pool!) this summer, make sure to pack these great reads in your […]

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Parenting is More Than Macaroni: Preparing Your Child for a PCS

Parenting is More Than Macaroni: Preparing Your Child for a PCS The orders come telling you it’s time to move…again. Your heart fills with anxiety and anticipation, all at once. So much to do to get ready! So much to pack! How in the world did we accumulate so much stuff? Your mind is spinning […]

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