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When Seasons Change

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There is something about autumn that brings out the melancholy in me. Perhaps it's my Irish blood, but a little wistfulness is a welcome thing sometimes. As the leaves grow crisp (yes, even in Texas) and the air feels cooler...
So you're having twins! Welcome to the club- it's a wild ride. It's time to make a baby registry, and I've got thoughts. I bet you already know you need a stroller for two. You do? See, you're killing this gig already....
With the kids out of school for fall break, let them explore their creativity and have fun doing it! Painting with a Twist will be hosting Kids Camp for children ages 5-10 November 22-26. Each day your child will complete...
This might sound strange but up until 3 years ago, I didn’t really know what Thanksgiving was all about. That might have already given you a hint that I’m not American. I’m British! My family and I moved out...
The first moments of the day happen every morning. Each morning, we wake and serve. We consume. As I reflect on serving and consuming in the mornings, my mind directs me immediately to physical nourishment, the first meal of the...
2021 is winding down, and I'm tired. It was no 2020, but this year certainly did a number on my morale. While there's nothing magical about a new year, I won't mind seeing this one in the rearview mirror.  I...
I love pie and turkey but want to learn a more accurate history of Native America people and the Thanksgiving holiday. The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian states:  "We encourage you to celebrate the vibrancy of Native cultures...
Chances are if you are reading this, you have at least one friend who is a military spouse, or on the flip side of that, maybe you are that friend to someone else. We are a rare breed: a group...
To all parents with babies who aren't quite babies anymore: Let me try and explain. Have you looked at your kids lately? I mean, really looked. Is there hair somewhere on their body where it wasn't before? Have they grown a few inches this...
November is National Native American Heritage Month and a great opportunity to learn more about American Indian and Native Alaskan nations, people, and cultures. One of our family's favorite ways to learn is through reading, and today I am...
An isolated, abandoned girl, a judgmental town and era, and a suspicious death that is actually a murder in the marshes of North Carolina. What's not to love in this month's book club pick? Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia...
One of the challenges that modern military spouses face is maintaining their careers and battling underemployment. Frequent moves, lack of childcare, and deployments can make having a professional career extremely difficult. While some spouses choose to be stay-at-home spouses or...

Military Lifestyle

My Military Spouse Friendships Fill a Void like No Other

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Chances are if you are reading this, you have at least one friend who is a military spouse, or on the flip side of...
children waiting in airport and a travel case with "The Dreaded Travel Dilemma" in text and MMC logo

The Dreaded Travel Dilemma