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Have you heard of this month's book? A book that everyone claims is a "must" read? A book that seems to pop up in conversations and social media constantly? One that is so popular that you are 84th on...
In its most simple definition, a book club is comprised of a group of people drawn together to read. The members can share their interpretations and opinions; food and drinks can be shared; life experiences can be drawn from...

Diary of a Bad PCS

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June 4, 2018 Dear Diary, Today is finally the day!!! Our packers start and the move will begin! Can’t write long, have to go get bottled water, Gatorade, and snacks to keep everyone happy!!! June 5, 2018 Dear Diary, Still no packers. Have to...
There's nothing like a job search to make me feel underqualified and undervalued. As a military spouse who has moved five times in the six years since getting married, I don't really have a career. I have hobbies, I...
During a recent visit with my family, I visited the World War II Valor in the Pacific Monument.  This national monument is famously home to the USS Arizona Memorial; it also encompasses the Battleship Missouri Memorial, the USS Bowfin...
Dear Urgent Care, You are the unsung hero of my motherhood journey because my kids ALWAYS get sick on Friday night. It is uncanny! I have dragged them into an urgent care on countless Saturday mornings, so they could see...

Staying Present During a PCS

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We all wait for it - the moment those orders officially arrive telling us where to next and when. Whether it is good news or bad news, we start planning for the upcoming PCS (Permanent Change of Station) -...
We have all been there. It is after normal office hours and your child is not well. The fever that has been coming and going all day just won’t break, and he is complaining of a sore throat and...
Most of you have probably heard Reveille, Retreat, and Taps played at your military installation – but what do they mean, and what can we learn from them? When I was a freshly minted military spouse – nearly 11 years...
Since our arrival in Japan, the base installation has offered an Emergency Preparedness class almost every month focusing on NEO (noncombatant evacuation operations). I put off taking this class for over half a year, thinking this would never affect...
#10 No Matter How Commonplace Moving Becomes, There Is Always The Dreaded Week Of Lasts "I cried this morning as I took my pictures off the wall waiting for our packers to arrive. Our family has grown so much in...

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When Being All You Could Be, Doesn’t End the Way You...

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I have been associated with the military my entire life; an association that spans three generations of service. In a previous blog I wrote...

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