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Always the hustle and bustle with our past trying to see both families on the East Coast. I thought it was so hard and easy at the same time. Renting a car to fit our family of 6, plane...
As military families, we’re used to traveling. Whether you’re moving, going on vacation, visiting family, or your spouse is on a TDY and you get to visit, we are always on the move! Personally, I’ve had the wonderful opportunity through...
Like many military spouses, my husband traveled frequently when our first daughter was born. Often when he would come home, our daughter would treat him like a stranger and cling to me. Not only did I desperately need a break, it was...
Valentine's Day tends to evoke a variety of emotions and reactions depending on life circumstances, experiences, relationship status, etc, all of which primarily center around the idea of "love". Some people love it, some hate it. Some say they hate...
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....
Like most military spouses, when assignment time rolls around, we often create a list of places we’d like to live and a list of places we’d rather not. Depending on your interests, Nellis AFB in Las Vegas could fall...
Dads always seem to be the toughest person to shop for. But this list was hand-picked and carefully sourced by our team to help you find the perfect gift for that special dad this holiday season.  Make Dad look alive,...
Ah, summer. No more mornings spent rushing to the bus. No more projects, organized sports, or uniforms. No agenda – just easy-breezy days, filled with Popsicles, laughter, and general nonchalant recreation. Until suddenly, after a few blissful weeks of laissez-faire attitudes and lax...
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...
**I want to preface this post by saying that my words may trigger some of you. If you feel like your heart is in a tender spot today, it is more than okay to stop reading right now. I...
Prior to taking my kids to Disney World this past year, I hadn’t been in over 20 years. While I will admit that I wasn’t the one in charge for that mid-nineties vacation, I don’t remember the enormous lines,...
First, a story: I was traveling from Dallas to Miami to visit my mom for Easter. I had my three children — ages 10, 6, and 2. I had my backpack. Each kid had a backpack crammed with lollipops...

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Embracing a Memorable Family Life in Italy

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Vicenza, Italy has long been considered one of the Army’s most coveted duty stations. As soon as I realized I would be married to...
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