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Can you feel it in the air? The temperature is dropping. Depending on where you are located, the sunflowers may have bloomed, and the pumpkin patches or Christmas tree farms have called your name to come with your wild children...
I didn't intend to create a capsule wardrobe. It just happened. The first month back at work after having my youngest child, I was helping a patient who had been newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. We were were discussing energy...
I love budgets. I love talking about budgets. I love helping people start budgets. I. Love. BUDGETING!!! I regularly FaceTime dear friends, and we sit and work on our budgets. I've been called a nerd. I've been called budget-crazy. And...
Before I became a mom and experienced it for myself, I thought parents needed to suck it up a little bit if their kid refused to eat from a certain color bowl. I mean, come on, really? Crying over...
This was one of the hardest summers of my life. I thought nothing could beat 2020, the year of Covid. I was wrong. In the spring, my dad was diagnosed with lung cancer. He was almost 89 but in pretty...
The world is opening up again, and people are hitting the road and filling airplanes faster than it takes to go through a Chick-fil-A drive-thru line. If you’re ready to travel again but feeling a little rusty, you’re not alone....
Raise your hand if you felt personally victimized by 2020?  Insert all readers with hands raised.  Now that we all have our hands raised, each of us can admit we suffer from pandemic burnout. Whether you virtually school, work from home,...
We love to camp: → tent camping → camping in our pull-trailer → in the mountains → on the beach → out on the prairie → boondocking off the grid miles and miles away from a single soul → in an RV park with lots of...
Our family is hitting the road on a trek to the grandparents house. Everyone is excited for the epic adventure to come, but the 17+ hours ahead of us in the car makes me wince a bit. While I...
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,...
Plastic Free July is a movement that encourages people to refuse single-use plastics for the month of July and beyond. Plastic Free July always provides a great yearly reset for me; it’s an opportunity to focus on which environmentally-focused...
Our home is a pretty low-screen-time-household. And every few months, I am moved to limit screen time totally. No television, no tablets, no video games. Completely unplugged. My kids' brains need the break to rewire when I see them growing increasingly...

Military Lifestyle

Trusting the Transition

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Our grey Toyota Corolla shuddered to a stop again, wrenching my body. I looked at my dad with tears in my eyes. “I’m never...
cartoon hands shaking with "What is a Navy Ombudsman?" in text and MMC logo

What is a Navy Ombudsman?

family unpacking a house with Dad hanging a clock. "Unpack Your Room First" in text and MMC logo

Unpack Your Room First