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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...
Any kind of travel with kids can be...complicated. But long travel in the car with kids is no easy feat. Let's face it - it's stressful and usually chaotic. But maybe it doesn't have to be. Did you remember the bags?...
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...
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...
There she is- an overpacked lady speed walking through the airport with a jogging stroller,  a kid's backpack hooked onto the handle, the lady wearing an adult backpack, pulling a carry-on roller board with a car seat attached to...
May is both Food Allergy Awareness Month and Celiac Awareness Month. It is also the beginning of PCS season for many military families. Moving the family every few years is one of the more significant stressors for military spouses....
No one has tried to take away my birthday, but I'm taking it back anyway. Birthdays seem to change as we get older and are often less fun. I loved my birthday as a kid and want to keep...
Are you sick of excess toys? Do you have clothes from high school still sitting in the back of your closet? What about those sealed boxes from two-PCSs-ago untouched in your garage? It’s time for a good ‘ole declutter,...
Curious Kids, Embarrassing Moments

Curious Kids

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“Where do babies come from?” can be categorized as one of the most dreaded questions parents face. And as much as many would love to avoid answering that question, it’s one that has to be addressed. But that’s for...
Declutter

Decluttering 1-2-3

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In 2020, we decluttered and downsized. We minimized our processions and maximized our family time. We encouraged experience gifts and discouraged accumulating items that didn't add value to our lives. We had this new lifestyle down to a science...
When I was a kid, my Mom worked every Sunday. Thus, my Dad would start nagging my brother and I about our chores about five minutes after she pulled out of the garage. I loathed being nagged and would just...
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...

Military Lifestyle

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...