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This post is sponsored by our partner, the Association of Military Spouse Entrepreneurs. AMSE is an exclusive community for military spouse entrepreneurs to learn how to launch, build, or scale their own business. Founded by Moni Jefferson and Flossie...
I’m a middle school teacher. I have a lot of things displayed in my classroom, but this is among my favorites: Anyone who deals with children on a daily basis will be able to relate and most likely agree...
This has been the craziest year. We all became homeschoolers, whether we wanted to be or not. We’ve seen fires, murder hornets, and the death of Mr. Peanut. There’s been an impeachment hearing, an election, race riots, and the...
There have been many takeaways from 2020, and not all of them are negative. My favorite takeaway has been the increase in remote work opportunities. As more and more companies are required to take safety and health precautions, this type...
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Redefining Failure

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“I need to withdraw from the program.” These are words that my brain would not have even considered in 2019 because I thrive on craziness.  To illustrate my love of craziness: last year my daughter had spine surgery, we sold our...
"The writer is by nature a dreamer - a conscious dreamer." ~Carson McCullers Ever since I was a little girl, I've loved writing. I wrote poems and short stories, and I never once complained about writing sentences that contained our...
I know I'm not alone when I say I am overwhelmed. I am exhausted. I am burned out.  It started with working from home in March, which was sustainable because the Army wanted my husband working from home as well. Of...
This post is sponsored by our partner, the Association of Military Spouse Entrepreneurs. AMSE is an exclusive community for military spouse entrepreneurs to learn how to launch, build, or scale their own business. Founded by Moni Jefferson and Flossie...
In the midst of the global pandemic, many small businesses have suspended operations or are re-framing their strategy to engage in virtual platforms. With the economy on rocky footing, and most consumers staying and working from home, we want...
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Step Out On That Limb

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As military spouses, we know walking down the aisle into our marriage that we will be giving up control of our lives. We know that we will be required to live outside of our comfort zone. When “I do”...
My oldest daughter is quite the idealist. If there's anything to volunteer for at school, she is the first one who raises her hand. Last year she joined Student Council and was invited to travel to York for a...
It’s a funny thing, this military life … despite being a teacher, I rarely actually teach. Instead, I often find myself occupying other roles: stay-at-home mom, PTO volunteer, FRG leader, etc. And while these are all fulfilling in their own...

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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...
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The Dreaded Travel Dilemma