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My name is Heather, and I don't want to go "home" for the holidays. I grew up in the Midwest with two parents and one sister. My daddy passed away in 2009 and I don't have the greatest relationship with...
Everyone jokes about how terrible fruitcakes are. I wanted to see if they were right. Fruitcake gets a bad rap and I wanted to see if it was true. I searched the internet for hip, cool, new fruitcake recipes which...
Another App

App-solutely Not

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"Download the BingBongDingDong messaging app and join our group so that we can send out important class information...." As I read the note posted on the door of my son's church class, I felt the dread creep up. Another app....
A few years ago, we jumped on the bandwagon of giving experience gifts to our kids instead of toys, craft supplies, board games, and books. Now, don't get me wrong - toys, craft supplies, board games, and books are...
The holidays are upon us; how joyful of a time! Tis’ the season of twinkling lights, cheery eyed children, the enticing smell of evergreen, festive caroling, and the coziness that comes to our homes and hearts. It is a...
Our second Christmas in the desert is quickly approaching and I'm eagerly awaiting the delivery of two holiday scented candles and the second and third book from A Boy Called Christmas series. I'm quite pleased with how the change...
It’s October and the cusp of the holiday season. The decorative pumpkins have been sitting on your bookshelf for weeks. The wooden “thankful and grateful” plaque leans against the wall. You even changed your outdoor welcome mat to the...
It’s that time of year again for parties, family gatherings and enjoying special treats. Start a new holiday tradition this year by including one of these festive mocktails at your next soirée. Take this fun quiz to see which...
‘Where do you call home?’... an innocent enough question on the surface, but what home means to a military family is far from simple. It’s no secret that being in a military family often means moving, A LOT.  Sometimes you...
I love to take meals to people. You got a sick kid? Lemme bring you a meal. Your husband is in the field all week, you have a dentist appointment, speech, and soccer to take your kids too? Girl,...
11 November Military Apparel was established in 2020 by the husband and wife team of Courtney and Tyler, an OIF Army Veteran. After not being able to find apparel representing their time in the military, they decided to create...
Last Thanksgiving I felt that a boulder sat on my chest as we gathered with friends to share what we were thankful for. We had recently learned that my husband would deploy very last minute, and I had little...

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An Army Kid Interview to Melt Your Heart

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I have 3 Army kids. 2 are walking and talking and school age. The 3rd is a roly-poly baby with no opinions except that...