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My ideal outfit is one that I can sleep in. Some people like to rock athleisure wear so that at any given moment, they can hit the gym or at least look like they might. I prefer an outfit that...
When I was growing up, I had a bit of an attitude. I was assertive (insert stubborn) and knew what I wanted (still do). I loved to test the limits. This gave my parents, especially my mom who was...
  I recently read Chip and Joanna Gaines' The Magnolia Story.  I loved the book. I love every story that births something from the bare dirt into something so much more. What I love most about these stories is that...
Last week our cat passed away suddenly from congestive heart failure. Her loss was the icing on the cake of what has been a difficult move for me. I grieved not only because her death was unexpected and...
My life as a working mom with two kids and a husband means a lot of online shopping! There just isn't enough time in the day to get the most basic tasks done, let alone spend time shopping and...
  In college, if you had asked me where I thought I would want to live, I can guarantee the South wouldn’t have been one of my answers. However, military life has given me the ability to adapt easily to new...
How in the name of summer time is it back-to-school season already?! Please tell me I’m not the only one who feels like she blinked and the lazy days of summer vanished. No seriously, validaaate meeeeee. You might not believe it,...
If the mission of Operation That's My Dress is to reward dependents and active duty military members with a gorgeous gown and make them feel like Cinderella for one evening, then I'd say "Mission Accomplished!" Recently I received an email...
When it comes to food, I have a couple weaknesses - baked goods, chocolate, coffee, and wine. I've always enjoyed the art of baking, but somewhere along the way I began to appreciate the baked goods being prepared (hence...
My husband occasionally (often) and affectionately (mostly) refers to me as a hippy. What he means, really, is crunchy. You know, clean eating, cloth diapers, and coconut flour.  Instead of experimental drugs and free love, think essential oils and committed...
You might have noticed threading kiosks popping up in malls across America lately. They're fairly minimal with reclining salon chairs and nothing more than a technician with a spool of cotton thread to shape the eyebrows of clients. Individuals...
One of the amazing benefits of military service is the use of your Veteran's Administration Home Loan! Without a VA loan, many service members would not have the ability to purchase a home. Here are 7 things you need to...

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