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Somewhere around 3am, after my four month old woke up for the third time to eat, I went to use the bathroom and wash my hands when I noticed…the water wasn’t working. I jiggled the faucet as the muscles...
The fact that I started using Stitch Fix when we lived in Alaska has always seemed a little funny to me. Alaska is not exactly known for style or high fashion. In fact, Anchorage was voted the worst dressed...
We are so glad YOU are here! Are you a woman who is associated with the military who enjoys writing, social media, and connecting with women in your community? Have you ever considered yourself a mom with something to say? We...
For those who have been stationed in Port Hueneme, California you know how much of a hidden gem it is. For those who have never been to Port Hueneme, not only are you incredibly close to the big cities,...

History on the Ground

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In early 2022, as war erupted in Ukraine, I watched as many people who were closely connected to the military community purposefully distanced themselves from the news. They did not want to add to their worries by thinking about...
My husband and I have just celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary and I’ve, naturally, been reflecting on my first decade as a military spouse. I started thinking what I would tell my pre-military spouse self if I had a...
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Summer Fun!

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... maybe it's because my family is from Texas. ... or perhaps because for the last three years we've been stationed at Fort Drum I've yearned for sunshine for months on end during the harsh, bitter winters of Northern New...

Invite Her Anyway

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"Do you want to come over this morning?" I rushed out on the phone, half expecting my late invitation to be turned down. "Yes, actually that's exactly what I need today. I can be there after you drop the...

Why I Write

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When I was in third grade, I won a writing contest for our area. It had been a class assignment to write a story and include an illustration or two. My story was a creation based on the beloved...
In July of 2021, our family took a trip to visit my in-laws in the mountains of Idaho. We decided to spend one of our days breathing in the fresh air and majestic views of Ponderosa State Park. It...
When I worked at the School Age Program Summer Camp at Hill Air Force Base as a college student we took the kids bowling each week. For an hour and a half the kids bowled their hearts and sweaty...
Being a military family has its unique challenges and sacrifices, but also presents opportunities for finding hidden gems that can stretch your budget. From discounted travel options to exclusive campgrounds, your military family can take advantage of sometimes overlooked...

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What Families With Rare Children Want You to Know

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Happy Rare Disease Day! Rare Disease Day celebrates the 300 million people worldwide who are living with a rare disease. There are over 6000...