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I have some amazing friends, and they live all over the place. I want to be a better friend to them, no matter where we live. Many of them live far away. I know their kids, spouses, and the hashtags...
When the Covid-19 pandemic first came on the scene, I underestimated the impact it was going to have on my life. I think if we’re being honest we all did, right? However, even when that became more evident in...
Before I had children. Before I was married. Before I moved away to follow my soldier across the country. Before all of that, there was you, my best friend from "before." In what now feels like a past life, I...
Recently, I saw a call for help on the women's Facebook page for my church: "Any breastfeeding experts?" A woman had shown up at one of our services with her newborn baby, hoping to find community as she transitioned...
Sometimes during life as a military spouse, one will hear statements like, “You knew what you signed up for when you marry a military service member." I used to accept this statement as true.   However, after many years as a...
Do you have trouble socializing with friends? With everyone busy with work, family, hobbies, and just plain living, it can be a challenge to stay in touch with friends. Add in military life and its ever-revolving door of incoming and...
I’ve turned into an introvert who can play extrovert as I’ve grown older. I don’t believe the pandemic has helped me socially, as we’ve been quite cautious and done very, very little with friends the last year. Looking forward,...
I lost a dear friend today. She was one of my people. It’s a loss that I now feel acutely, but I know it will settle into chronic once I’ve processed that she is truly gone. Kathy’s death wasn’t sudden...
I've gotten pretty adept at making new friends. I was shy and insecure as a teenager, but moving over and over again forced me out of my shell. My philosophy is, if you've got limited time in a place, you...
I've been around the military for a long time. I became a tried and true Army brat with my first cross country PCS move over 32 years ago at a mere 3 weeks old. After 8 more moves around the...
Visiting family and friends is fantastic. Having visitors as a military family can be so much fun! But how to make it fantastic for everyone involved? When staying with friends or family, there are tiers of guests and places you stay....
Hello new military spouse, and welcome!  We are at opposite ends of this military-spouse journey, you and I. You are just beginning as a new military spouse; maybe you just got your first ID card or you are headed...

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An Army Kid Interview to Melt Your Heart

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I have 3 Army kids. 2 are walking and talking and school age. The 3rd is a roly-poly baby with no opinions except that...