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Here I am preparing for both of my sons to deploy on two different missions, just as my husband did. As a mom, my mind begins racing in 1000 different directions: all while feeling the intense emotion of wanting...
The Military Mom Collective is joining people all across the U.S. to celebrate the number pi, also written 𝝅 or 3.14. Pi is the ratio between the circumference of a circle and its diameter. The digits of pi go...
The hustle and bustle of the holidays are behind us, New Year's resolutions have been made (and perhaps, already broken), we have settled into a new year and our winter days are numbered. Around February and March, many of...
Happy Rare Disease Day! Rare Disease Day celebrates the 300 million people worldwide who are living with a rare disease. There are over 6000 rare diseases that are characterized by a multitude of abnormalities and symptoms that not only...
This is the story of Bea and a friendship built to withstand the military. Lasting friendships can be hard to come by these days – especially in the unpredictable life of a military spouse. Luckily, though, some friendships are...
Have you ever put together a coping kit for your family? Maybe you had a bag of children's toys in your car for similar uses without even realizing it. When heading to a dentist appointment or lunch with a...
Puppy Chow (also known as Muddy Buddies) is a fun sweet treat that comes together quickly and can be tweaked for any holiday by changing the sprinkles! If you’re not from the Midwest… no don't give this Puppy Chow...

Embracing Date Nights IN

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“What if we just stayed in and ordered pizza tonight with the kids, instead of driving into the city for dinner?” It was the late afternoon and I was laying on our bed, still wearing my leisure wear from...
Before your soon-to-be-trainee ships off to train for the world’s greatest military, it is a good idea to help them begin building their credit. This is most likely not something they’ll think about on their own. In my experience (Mortgage...
This is one of my favorite go-to recipes for a busy week. All it takes is opening up some cans and setting the timer! My kids love it, and I love that it takes care of dinner and gives...
January. Oh, January. The time when we envision a clean slate. The holidays have come and gone, the decorations have been tucked away and we have 10 months to wait before the anticipation of giving thanks and getting gifts...
With the end of the year comes reflection about what has gone well (and what hasn't!), and we are setting our sights on how to make 2024 even better! In order to do that, we need YOUR help! At The...

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Embracing a Memorable Family Life in Italy

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Vicenza, Italy has long been considered one of the Army’s most coveted duty stations. As soon as I realized I would be married to...
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