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As military families, we’re used to traveling. Whether you’re moving, going on vacation, visiting family, or your spouse is on a TDY and you get to visit, we are always on the move! Personally, I’ve had the wonderful opportunity through...
Photos included in this article are from special needs families who sent me their favorite family photo. When I made the decision to try and become a mom, I was naïve. My world growing up had been sheltered from what...
This is a post about our family’s choice to homeschool. We are fortunate to make the choice that is best for us, and we remain supportive about whatever is best for you and your family. I was cleaning off our...
Nine years ago, I was blessed with the birth of my beautiful daughter.  We had been waiting for her arrival for too long. It was not easy to get to the moment where I could finally hear her first cry....
Nothing makes this mama's heart happier than sitting on my couch (or at my dining room table or even on my own bed) and being surrounded by my kids and their people. I don't take it lightly that my...
I have four youngish kids.   That's not double digits or anything, but I acknowledge it's larger than the average family. I don't normally take them out all together in public right now aside from the daily marches around our block,...
Summer is here, and I know in many OCONUS stations there are no summer camp options for non essential personnel. So what will we do with our children this summer? Have fun I hope! I’ve come up with a quick list...
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 love books. I always have. My...
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...
The end of a very long, often chaotic, and definitely unprecedented school year is here. You can honor your favorite teachers in many ways. It may seem more challenging this year, especially if your student has just met their teacher...
I've always walked into the house of a person that does not have kids and admired the ability to keep a clean home. Let me be honest: keeping a clean and tidy home has always been something that I've struggled...
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. The weather here in West Texas has...

Military Lifestyle

Trusting the Transition

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Our grey Toyota Corolla shuddered to a stop again, wrenching my body. I looked at my dad with tears in my eyes. “I’m never...
cartoon hands shaking with "What is a Navy Ombudsman?" in text and MMC logo

What is a Navy Ombudsman?

family unpacking a house with Dad hanging a clock. "Unpack Your Room First" in text and MMC logo

Unpack Your Room First