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We are thrilled to partner with Crooked Creek Farm Country Store to bring you this series on school lunches. Crooked Creek Farm Pasture-Raised Pork Sticks are made from Crooked Creek's farm and are unlike anything else on the market....
For the past couple of years, I have been trying to switch my sons’ school supplies to more eco-friendly options. Each year, however, we get very specific lists that derail my efforts. While I would love to send back the...
The symbol of the military child is the dandelion - a flower that can grow in almost any condition and is nearly impossible to beat down. Military kids start over. They go to new schools and make new friends. They...
For book club this month, I chose The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. I originally chose it because I assumed most of us would have read this classic and figured it would be an easy recap. I...
A local museum just added an outdoor ice skating rink, and we can't wait to try it. As someone whose favorite season is summer, I'm not naturally drawn toward winter activities. But with four kids in the house, it is essential...
Before I had children, I was buying books. As a preschool teacher, I took advantage of the book orders sent to my classroom and ordered way too many for a person without children, who was not a librarian. Now...
There is a lot of baby stuff out there. I mean, A LOT! I have three kids, each are more than two years apart, and I was amazed with the increase in products that hit the market between each...
Graduation is one of those milestones that make a mother both proud and absolutely wrecked. There's joy and sorrow, anticipation and apprehension. There's remembering the past and looking forward to the future. If you have a child graduating this year...
My kids have gone to several different schools over the last few years. Their current elementary school allows the kids to climb UP the slides (as long as there are no students trying to slide down, of course). They can...
Once you know that your child is ready to potty train, one of the most important parts of potty training is making it worth it to "go" with activities for potty training. This means not just rewards (which are useful,...
A military kid is no stranger to long periods of time away from friends and family and my children are no exception. My oldest is barely 10-years old but has already lived in three countries, four states, and five houses....
This is part of a series of perspectives from our contributors on a subject that no one quite has the answer to: when is your family complete? Come back later this month for another perspective, and comment below to...

Military Lifestyle

When Being All You Could Be, Doesn’t End the Way You...

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I have been associated with the military my entire life; an association that spans three generations of service. In a previous blog I wrote...

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