Times are wild, am I right? I've been wanting to try some new things for Easter but COVID-19 has been messing with all my plans.  There are a lot of things we can't do right now. But that shouldn't stop us!...
We may not be able to attend our favorite events and holiday activities right now, but with a little help from our communities, we can still do an Easter Egg Hunt while practicing social distancing. Similar to the "Bear...
'Twas the night of St. Valentine, and all through the house, Mama was stressing and rushing around. Dishes were dirty, the baby’s tooshie was bare, While the pre-teen screamed over gum in her hair.   The children refused to get ready for bed, “We want...
How many meals do you fall asleep dreaming about? As kids, my brother and I grew up eating my mom’s secret recipe breakfast casserole on holidays and special occasions; it was one of the few things that got a couple...
Welcome to our newest series. In "Friday Favorites," our team will share a handful of favorite items. These can range from clothes to beauty products to recipes to books and anything in between. Amy's tried and true holiday favorites bring...
I stood in the center of my kitchen; one hand on the counter and one hand on my head. I could feel the panic welling up inside me. Thoughts of how much I had to do swirled through my...
The holiday season is upon us once again, and so are the pressures to buy and consume more and more. Serving others tends to take a backseat. It is difficult to teach children that this should be a season of...
I love a good advent calendar. I always have. When I was little, my mom would buy one for my brothers and me to share. I would calculate the order we needed to go in so that I could open...
If you are fortunate enough to be stationed in Europe, then the most festive time of the year is rapidly approaching - Christmas Market season! It's no secret that the winters in Europe can be dark, dreary and damp,...
A little over a year ago we jumped on the RV camping bandwagon --  thanks, in part, to a bonus my husband took to extend his military service contract. Our modest, 32-foot Outback Ultralight Toy Hauler Bunkhouse has been...
Summer is the best. It is a scientifically proven fact.  No homework. No scheduled activities. No waking up for school.  During the summer, my girls and I make the long drive home to hang out with my family in St. Louis....
While there aren’t many Muslims in the U.S. Military, there are some of us, and we proudly serve our country just like the rest of servicemen and women, spouses and children. American Muslims, like other faith bearing members of...

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Meal Trains and the Military: How Food Brings Us ALL Together

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In the decade or so since I’ve been a military spouse, it’s been difficult to effectively relay the ways in which our lives are...