There is a famous African proverb: It takes a village to raise a child. Well for many of us, that is going to be a problem. Military families flit from place to place every two years or so (or...
Here’s an unfortunate fact: If you once served our country and are now dealing with physical or mental health issues, you might be leaving money on the table when you apply for veterans disability benefits with the Department of...
Men and women who wore our nation’s uniform continue to answer the call of duty after returning home. They make a difference in their communities across the country, and their stories deserve to be told.  That's why we are partnering...
If you've seen some of my most recent posts, you may have seen that we've just PCS'd. We've been living the extended stay life while waiting for a house on base to become available. We were at a hotel on...
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...
Men and women who wore our nation’s uniform continue to answer the call of duty after returning home. They make a difference in their communities across the country, and their stories deserve to be told.  That's why we are partnering...
Well, it looks like we're moving again. Like I knew we would. It looks like we'll be starting over again, like we always do (for a little while, at least).  It's a move we knew would be happening after our...
We give military kids so much credit (and rightly so), but they sometimes need a little TLC along the way to help them realize the bigger picture. Thankfully, books are one of the best gateways to help those little...
“Where did you grow up?” It’s a simple question, with an obviously easy answer, right?  Unless you were or are a military child. Then it can go something like this: “Where’s home?”“Texas…now.”“Cool, what’s your hometown?”“I didn’t grow up in Texas.”“Well, then where...
My husband and I have been talking about when he will retire for good. He retired from the Navy in 2008, and now we’re looking forward to permanent retirement. That sounds intimidating and a bit scary – “permanent.” I remember when...
I got rid of Facebook a couple years ago. It felt great. Then, like Michael Corleone, just when I thought I was out, they pulled me back in. At first, it was because I was helping a client with their social...
A military kid is no stranger to long periods of time away from friends and family and my children are no exception. My oldest is barely 10-years old but has already lived in three countries, four states, and five houses....

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