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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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Hello Holiday Shopping

It seems like Christmas sneaks up on us every single year, doesn’t it? One day it’s 100 degrees outside, and suddenly you’re bundling up and realizing that you need to buy Christmas (or maybe Hanukkah) gifts. I started buying Christmas gifts in October, but had been thinking about it as early as June. So many […]

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Tis the Season to be a Dog

The holidays are here again and my humans just never learn. They’re running around like someone just yelled “cat,” and threatening the young boy with coal if he isn’t good. These are odd times. The kitchen floor is getting cooler as I lay belly up inhaling the sweet scent of bacon in the air. It’s […]

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9 Humorous Holiday Hacks

The holidays are looming. Some of you out there have already made your list, checked it twice and bought gifts for all those who have been naughty and nice. There are gals who have their holiday meals planned with grocery lists at the ready. Others have already began creating a magnificent Pinterest centerpiece with hopes that guests […]

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Remember, Remember, To Be Thankful This November

November: The odd period of time between October and the acceptable holiday to dress up like your favorite icy Disney movie character (yes, that’s you Elsa), and getting ready to welcome the holly jolly holidays in December.  This year particularly I feel like November is being overlooked, passed by for jingles about layaway specials, rushed […]

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The Importance of Education for Military Service Members

Educational Opportunities for Military Service Families You or your spouse’s military experience can be one phase of a rewarding career. But what comes next? For many military members, pursuing postsecondary education could be the logical next step following service. In fact, around 844,500 service people, including military spouses and children of military members, are enrolled […]

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