Tag: family

“It Could Be Worse” – The Lie Military Spouses Have to...

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I've been around the military for a long time. I became a tried and true Army brat with my first cross country PCS move over...

“You’ve Got Your Hands Full!” + Other Ridiculous Things People Say...

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I have four youngish kids.   That's not double digits or anything, but I acknowledge it's larger than the average family. I don't normally take them...

At Ease: Taking a Day Off With Your Little Platoon

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Do you have a day off scheduled into your week? I didn't always. Once I became intentional about it, I don't know how I lived...

The Importance of Doing Life Together

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There is a famous African proverb: It takes a village to raise a child. Well for many of us, that is going to be...

My Favorite Place in the World – Where is Yours?

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My 9-year-old daughter just entered a drawing contest.  The theme is, “my favorite place in the world."   While she was thinking which place to...

Lessons Learned from Having Children Close in Age

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We have four children. Our daughter, who is the eldest, was three years old when I gave birth to our youngest. It sounds like a...

Our Top Tips for Visiting National Parks with Kids

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“Was that a dog?” my husband asked. We had both seen it, a streak of black fur through the underbrush just behind our tent.  “If...

PCS Uncertainty + Moving Without a Home

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You hear its rumble before you see its nose taking the corner. The trembling truck awkwardly pulls to the curb, and your heart instantaneously...

Friday Favorites – Jeannette’s Kid-Friendly Card Games

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Welcome to our newest series. In "Friday Favorites," our team will share a handful of favorite items. These can range from clothes to beauty...

The Anticipation of “See You Later”

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"See you laters" are an integral part of this military lifestyle that we've chosen. I made peace with that long ago, when I said...

Are We There Yet? Deciding When Your Family Is Complete

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This is part of a series of perspectives from our contributors on a subject that no one quite has the answer to: when is...

Boring is Good (If You Are a Military Family)

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It was just a regular weekend.   We cleaned the house, ran to Target, took our four-year-old to ballet class, and went out for lunch. There...