The older I get, the less I like gifts: holiday gifts, birthday gifts, "just because" gifts, that thing where your neighbors leave an anonymous basket of items from the dollar bin at Target with a poem about how you...
When I lived at home with my parents, my sister and I were devoted to our family traditions. Heaven help my parents if they dared to deviate from our beloved rituals of Mannheim Steamroller on the way home from...
'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...
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. This week is all about sharing the...
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. I will freely admit to watching too...
Happy Birthday to the United States Army! 245 years old! Congrats!   It’s the time of COVID-19, so the big party you’re planning may have to wait. But that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate you! It just means no large white...
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. More than the sights and smells, the...
2021 is winding down, and I'm tired. It was no 2020, but this year certainly did a number on my morale. While there's nothing magical about a new year, I won't mind seeing this one in the rearview mirror.  I...
From September 15 to October 15, the United States celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month by honoring the contributions of Hispanic Americans. Hispanic Americans are those with ancestors from Spain, Mexico, and Central or South America. And to recognize the importance of...
November is National Native American Heritage Month and a great opportunity to learn more about American Indian and Native Alaskan nations, people, and cultures. One of our family's favorite ways to learn is through reading, and today I am...
Autumn in the desert might require fewer sweaters and hot beverages, but there is still a lot of fall fun to be had. From corn mazes to pumpkin patches, read on to discover which family-friendly activities and attractions to check...
It is fall, and I love it. It’s hard to give up an Alaskan summer, but as a prior Texas girl, one of the things I love about Alaska is the cool, crisp autumn. This year it came early,...

Military Lifestyle

My Military Spouse Friendships Fill a Void like No Other

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Chances are if you are reading this, you have at least one friend who is a military spouse, or on the flip side of...
children waiting in airport and a travel case with "The Dreaded Travel Dilemma" in text and MMC logo

The Dreaded Travel Dilemma