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We live near a large Army base in South Carolina. When we first moved here almost three years ago, we were excited at the prospect of being near so many other military families and being able to take advantage...
Ya’ll. I have lived in Texas for 10 of the 15 years that my husband has been in the Air Force. Turns out there are a lot of Air Force Bases in Texas. Who knew!? I grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. I...
My husband has served in the Air Force for 16 years. I served for four. And in that time, we have never lived in base housing. We never even tried. We never took a tour of any family housing...
It was my most difficult goodbye. We spent a month leaving jobs and schools; friends and people who had became family; favorite places and foods. I ate more currywurst und pommes and drank more espresso doppio and Hefeweizen than...
A few years ago, I traded a life in the wacky-weather zone of the Midwest for a life of stable sunshine in Central Florida. And while I do not miss the snow and ice of a Midwest winter, I'll...
Libraries, like so many other institutions, went through difficult times during the covid era. I was just beginning to feel like I was ready to sit through story time on a regular basis with a toddler AND a baby,...
Our older daughter got married recently, and what a happy, amazing day it was. The whole trip was magical, in fact. I have rarely felt so loving towards My G or so tender towards the life we have built...
Vicenza, Italy has long been considered one of the Army’s most coveted duty stations. As soon as I realized I would be married to a U.S. service member, I started dreaming about getting stationed in Italy. Many people have...
We've all been there. It's PCS time, and we miss the things we left behind. We miss the familiarity of knowing where all our favorite ingredients are at the grocery store. There's missing knowing how to get around. We...
Ever feel like you’re on a merry-go-round of negativity? Like your gut reactions line up a liiiiittle too well with Debbie Downer? Then you might need a little cognitive restructuring in your life, my friend. ** Essentially, cognitive restructuring is taking...
I realize some of the appeal to military life is the experience of a new station, but Colorado Springs is a particularly hard station to leave. If you're familiar with 'the Springs,' you, too, know its uniqueness. After spending more than...
Springtime

Sakura Season

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Springtime is historically a time of rebirth and growth. No place is this more true than Japan. Spring brings Sakura, the beautiful cherry blossoms season. They only last a short time when they are again dormant until next year's season...

Military Lifestyle

BookMark These Tips for Your Next PCS

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One of the greatest gifts to enjoy as family is a home full of books. As a military homeschool family, each time we approach...
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