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It’s no secret we mommas turn to Google when we find out where our new duty station is going to be. As soon as my husband got his orders last year, we celebrated only for a brief moment and...
In honor of summertime and Father's Day last week, I'm sharing my dad's recipe for his amazing bourbon barbecue sauce. Not only will you use it during the summer grilling season, you'll want to make a few extra batches to...
First things first: I’m a bit of an absentminded slob, which I know is incongruous for an editor whose job is all about the details, but I just adore comfort and, apparently, never knowing where my keys and shoes...
When a friend’s birthday is coming up, I usually know what I want to buy her months in advance. When Christmas rolls around and you need gift ideas, I’m your woman. Surprisingly, my love language is not that of...
  The perfect deployment outfit is a must. But let's be clear, I'm not talking about that thoughtfully put together ensemble you'll wear to greet your spouse as he or she returns home. Oh no. I'm talking about the outfit you'll wear...
I’ve been a slave to beauty regimens since my teen years, back when I was trying every product possible to transform my hormone-fueled skin, frizzy hair, and less-than-dazzling-white teeth. Needless to say, the over-the-counter options were never that effective...
Sseko Designs is more than just another online retail shop. It provides financial opportunities for women in Uganda. Sseko started with creating and selling “funky strappy sandals” made by three young women in Uganda, and now it has blossomed...
Luna Blu Mar is a lifestyle boutique for women, kids, and babies that was founded by sisters Melody Parry Jones and Lindsey Parry. Luna Blu Mar’s mission is not a small one, but to Melody and Lindsey (and our team...
The weather outside is still frightful, and, honestly, so is the state of my closet. I have a deep love of sweaters. Turtleneck, oversize, colorful … I love them all! But my closet is a mess --  sweaters are...

6 Life Hacks for a New Year

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Welcome to another brand new year. This season is ripe with reflection and resolutions. Everyone I know is eager to wipe the slate clean and begin again with renewed vigor. Gyms are packed. Calendars and planners are flying off...
The words “fashion-forward” and motherhood don’t often go hand-in-hand. Of course, there’s always the impossibly put together mom at play group who manages to rock heeled boots and flawless make-up while juggling a 2-year-old and a perfectly round baby...
Let’s get real. We all get up every morning, get dressed in a hurry to drop the kids at school and/or head to work. The one thing that can make or break the “outfit of the day” is often...

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