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In the UK, schools are out for summer break at the end of July. For a whole six weeks. And that isn't including the eleven weeks prior to that where schools were (and for the most part still) closed for...
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...
If mothering had high school yearbook-style superlatives, I can say with total certainty that I would not be awarded “Most Artistic.” That being said, as a mother I find myself time and again thrust into the world of crafting....
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...
  One of my best friends sent me a TikToK where a woman shared her resolutions for 2020, made at the beginning of this wild year. By the end she was laughing out loud and crying and so was I. It’s...
The holidays are upon us; how joyful of a time! Tis’ the season of twinkling lights, cheery eyed children, the enticing smell of evergreen, festive caroling, and the coziness that comes to our homes and hearts. It is a...
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...
Hand-picked and carefully sourced by our team, this list of of gift ideas for home and food is your one-stop to find the perfect gift for a friend, your family, or yourself!  Say “Fair Winds and Following Seas” to friends...
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...
A few years, I was at a farmer's market during the last week of October when the gal running the veggie stand said, "All purchases come with a free pumpkin today!" Fantastic! Thanks! I went to chose one out...
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...
Everyone jokes about how terrible fruitcakes are. I wanted to see if they were right. Fruitcake gets a bad rap and I wanted to see if it was true. I searched the internet for hip, cool, new fruitcake recipes which...

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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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