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The military life is full of ups and downs, ins and outs, hellos and goodbyes, friendships that last a season and some that last a lifetime. With all of the change and the chaos, I cannot begin to say...
The holidays are winding down, the calendar has flipped to a new year, and there is no better time to spend a few moments here and there organizing your home. Whenever I pack up the holiday decorations, I try...
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Military Family Lifer

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November is the Month of the Military Family. I have been a part of a military family my whole life. My dad served in the Army for 30 years and retired the month after I graduated from high school....
Are summer breaks getting shorter or is it just me? I have been an online teacher for nine years. This is the second year I have had an official summer break, totaling five and a half weeks. Let me...
The fact that I started using Stitch Fix when we lived in Alaska has always seemed a little funny to me. Alaska is not exactly known for style or high fashion. In fact, Anchorage was voted the worst dressed...
Sometimes all you want is just a really great hack to make your life just a little bit easier. I mean who hasn’t benefited from using floss to cut perfect cinnamon rolls (be sure to use unscented floss…)?  As your...
If you read my last article about keeping your independence during an overseas posting, it might come as a bit of a surprise that I don’t hate the ‘dependent’ label us military spouses are often given.  Stay with me, I’ll...
Today was a yes/and day. You know the ones. The days, weeks, months, seasons. I first grabbed onto the yes/and idea after hearing it explained by Annie F Downs, a writer, speaker, and podcast host I’d love to be friends with...
Sex Postpartum

Sex Postpartum

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I dreaded my six week postpartum appointment. I was barely sleeping, my body looked like a deflated Halloween costume, and I cried at the most randomest things. How did I not look like the women splashed all over the...
It’s no surprise that military marriages face a higher rate of infidelity and divorce than our civilian counterparts. Jobs and lifestyles that are fraught with instability, uncertainty and isolation do not make for the most successful outcomes. Routine TDYs...
There’s a common stereotype that British people are reserved and unemotional…when it comes to Valentine’s Day, there might be an element of truth in there.  In fact, there are some stark differences between how this day/holiday is celebrated in...
This is the month you will find allll the recommendations on how to spice up your sex life. And while I’m a typical contributor of such advice, I wanted to do something different this February. As a military spouse,...

Military Lifestyle

A Guide to the Parks: Gettysburg National Military Park

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Living in Northern Virginia, we are surrounded by Civil War history. Given that we are only 90 minutes away from Gettysburg, PA we decided...