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Dear Teacher, I’m a mix of emotions this new school year.  I'm thrilled that my daughter will attend public school in person again and be in your class. But I'm also a little concerned at how things are not quite...
It’s the middle of the summer, aka peak travel season. Many airports in the U.S. are “already back to or are exceeding pre-pandemic passenger traffic levels.” As the country struggles with COVID fatigue and vaccines are readily available for...
I’ve turned into an introvert who can play extrovert as I’ve grown older. I don’t believe the pandemic has helped me socially, as we’ve been quite cautious and done very, very little with friends the last year. Looking forward,...
"Yes, that’s it! Said the Hatter with a sigh, it’s always tea time.” – Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland Britain and Tea Drinking  Some countries are known for certain things. Australia for beer & kangaroos; New Zealand for the Hakka; India...
While the mental health community and culture has been gaining traction over the last couple of years, we as a society still have a very long way to go to create a truly safe space for those dealing with mental health...
Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could just have a professional photographer following you around all day documenting every little precious moment as your babies grow? Not only is that impossible, but every time you changed duty stations or moved,...
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...
Nothing makes this mama's heart happier than sitting on my couch (or at my dining room table or even on my own bed) and being surrounded by my kids and their people. I don't take it lightly that my...
"I can't wait to go back to normal." It's something I've said since the beginning of this. I mean, haven't we all? But honestly, just thinking about being around people again is starting to give me a little bit of...
Get your quarter ready- it's time to explore Aldi! Our family lives an hour away from the closest commissary, so we have had to get creative to stay on budget for grocery shopping. There is an Aldi close by, and...
When my wife and I meet someone new on base, soon comes the question of, "What do you do here?" That question is always directed at me. When we say it’s Rachel who is the service member, there’s still...
It was over ninety degrees, and I was encapsulated in full length jeans and a lightweight sweater. I was a female Steve Carrell in my eighteen layers of clothing, minus the fact that Crazy Stupid Love's Ryan Gosling hadn't...

Military Lifestyle

My Military Spouse Friendships Fill a Void like No Other

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Chances are if you are reading this, you have at least one friend who is a military spouse, or on the flip side of...
children waiting in airport and a travel case with "The Dreaded Travel Dilemma" in text and MMC logo

The Dreaded Travel Dilemma