Suzanne Paulo

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As an Army daughter, wife, and mother, Suzanne knows “home is where the Army sends you.” A proud graduate of Washington State University, Suzanne now lives in North Texas where she is a middle school teacher. She enjoys reading, traveling, cycling, riding motorcycles, and alpine skiing.
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The Wonderful Benefits of AFRCs – A Resort Experience at a Fraction of the...

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My husband and I are coming up on 35 years of marriage. For those of you just starting out, that sounds like forever, but trust me, it goes fast. We carefully sandwiched our wedding between...
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Home Is Where The Military Sends You…and It May Send You To Strange Places

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“Where did you grow up?” It’s a simple question, with an obviously easy answer, right?  Unless you were or are a military child. Then it can go something like this: “Where’s home?”“Texas…now.”“Cool, what’s your hometown?”“I didn’t grow...
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Friday Favorites: Suzanne’s Book Recommendations for OCONUS Moves with Kids

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Welcome to our newest series. In "Friday Favorites," our team will share a handful of favorite items. These can range from clothes to beauty products to recipes to books and anything in between. One of...
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Social Media: Is It Really a Dilemma?

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I just finished watching "The Social Dilemma," a documentary released a few months ago on Netflix about the intent behind social media platforms. The producers talked to a variety of people—many of whom invented...
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What is Emotional Poverty?

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The human brain is so amazing. The more we learn about it, the more we know we don’t know. I find brain-based research fascinating. I recently learned about a condition that I didn't know existed,...
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Friday Favorites – Suzanne’s Favorite Ways to Use Peppermint Oil

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Welcome to our newest series. In "Friday Favorites," our team will share a handful of favorite items. These can range from clothes to beauty products to recipes to books and anything in between. A few...

I Am A Teacher: The Last Career I Thought I Would Love

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I’m a middle school teacher. I have a lot of things displayed in my classroom, but this is among my favorites: Anyone who deals with children on a daily basis will be able to...
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Should The Military Be A Family Business?

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I was never one of those girls that dreamed about or pre-planned my wedding in my head, nor did I give much thought to being a mom. But I have long dreamt of and...
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Friday Favorites – Suzanne’s Loose-Leaf Tea Essentials

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Welcome to our newest series. In "Friday Favorites," our team will share a handful of favorite items. These can range from clothes to beauty products to recipes to books and anything in between. I wrote...
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I Understand It Now: Confessions of a Reformed Hugger 

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A friend came over recently and brought my husband and me freshly-baked scones and homemade masks. It was a personal and lovely gesture during a time when we all could stand to have something...
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The Not So Simple Answer on Screen Time for Kids

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I am an expectant first-time grandma with a serious case of baby fever. Any time I’m out in public, my eyes are invariably drawn to babies. While standing in a customs line in a large...
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Pandemic Induced Insomnia? You Are Not Alone

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I’m a night owl, and it’s been a long-time fantasy of mine to convince the world to run on my personal clock. This is what it would look like:  Sleep from midnight to 8 a.m. ...