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If you haven't already, at some point you've probably considered base housing. Choosing where to live is a big decision and sometimes it's contingent upon where you're stationed. Some stations, or seasons, lean us a little more towards one...
According to Webster's dictionary, "bereaved" means "suffering the death of a loved one." . With July being Bereaved Parents' Awareness Month, I found it fitting to write about my own parents as they lost their eldest chid, my brother, in a...
We just wrapped up our first beach trip of the summer season as a family! My kids, aged three and five, love the beach but often struggle with self-entertaining while in the sand. I intentionally pack items that act...
Last summer, we moved for the seventh time. We arrived at our new base right around the 4th of July, which meant we had spent the last three weeks of June packing up our house, planning our cross-country drive...
Before I tell you the story of how my life was transformed, I need to start with: Vacation Bible School (VBS) changed my life. I want to say that again for those who maybe didn't hear me the first...

Listen to Older Women

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I’m particular about listening to podcasts. True crime is too scary for me, I don’t want to improve myself too much,  and I get overwhelmed by too many current events/news podcasts. I e njoy being entertained or learning something new....
Gardening Lessons

Gardening Lessons

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It’s early summer, the season of roses, zinnias, peonies, and dahlias. Who doesn’t love a colorful garden? I have always admired residential gardens, pausing during neighborhood walks to admire them, breathing deeply to take in the scent. My neighbor’s...
Who doesn't want easy family meals for those busy summer schedules?  Whether you're driving to and fro from camps, having lazy days by the pool, or lounging around at home, having easy meals ready to go is a must! Barbecue...
The anticipation of summer and the end of the school year is near! The scents of sunscreen and bug spray are in the air and the excitement of a more flexible schedule lingers on the horizon. The sounds of...
Summer has arrived. From road trips and cross-country flights, to beach days and water play, it’s the time of year I can typically find the most time to read. Although a book in hand on my front porch on...
You know when you pick a mate and think about starting a family, it’s all a gamble. Unless they’re already a parent, you really do not know how they will act in the role. You don’t know if they’ll...
We’ve all been there. Three months out. Awaiting orders. Or by some miracle on high, you actually have orders in hand. But honestly, it begins even before that.  The slow disconnect. The checking-out. The withdrawing from friends.  What is this pervasive...

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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...