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The Journey Ahead: Focusing On Health

Happy 2019! I hope that you’re all having a great start to this new year. And my, oh my, how quickly this first month of the year is already going. In my last post, I talked a little about some of the changes I am going through in life. I have started my journey to […]

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The Lead-Up to ‘Welcome Home’

If you’ve had a loved one deployed, then you probably know that the first and last weeks of deployment usually feel the longest. There’s so much to do, and the days drag by slowly. To help you out, I’ve compiled a list of must-dos during that last painful week. You’re welcome in advance! Here’s what […]

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Be Kindness

Did you know that February 17 is National Act of Kindness Day? I mean, honestly, every day is “a day” but how great is this one?! It’s better than National Walk Around Things Day, National Lumpy Rug Day, and National Paper Bag Day (yes, I kid you not, these are actual “days” held on April […]

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5 Books to Help Kids With Deployment

Deployment is hard for most family members, but especially your kids. Military life comes with many challenges: changing schools, moving from place to place, saying goodbye to everyone they know, and starting over. These make being a military kid harder to deal with. It isn’t something they decided for themselves—it was chosen for them. As […]

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New Year, Same You—With Style

Every year, like clockwork, we start planning our New Year’s resolutions. We vow to have more gym time, drink more water, read a few extra books, and possibly curb the usage of a certain four-letter word. Personally, I have several resolutions spinning around in my mind—my list keeps getting longer every day. I want to […]

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How to Thrive as an Introverted Milspouse

My husband and I are opposites in so many ways, but most noticeably when it comes to the introversion vs. extroversion scale. Phil’s extroversion has played well into his military career. One time, he was staying in the barracks at Ft. McCoy where there were open-bay toilets. He said that he sat so close to […]

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Stop Comparing

“Comparison is the thief of joy” – Theodore Roosevelt Comparison is a thief. It is destructive. It can almost be classified as self harm when we compare our lives to those we envy. How do we fight our need to compare? How do we really know what we want for ourselves? How about we just […]

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