Tag: military life

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...

We’re PCSing During a Nationwide Housing Shortage

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A PCS usually brings its challenges. Scouting for neighborhoods and desired schools usually hover at the top of the list. But what about a nationwide...

To the Military Moms of Teens (From the Military Moms of...

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This goes out to all the military moms of teenagers, from the military moms of little ones. Teenagers. There are a million preconceived notions of what...
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It’s That Time of Year Again

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It's that time of year again. I'm blowing up the marketplace with items I don't want to be shipped to the next house. My husband's...

Sticking Together for the Kids? That Might Be a Bad Idea

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Being in the military is stressful, and being married is stressful. Being married in the military is something only those who experience it know!...

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With the end of the year comes reflection about what has gone well (and what hasn't!), and setting our sights on how to make...

I Wasn’t Made for This Life

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“What do you want to be when you grow up?” A question I am almost certain that all of us have been asked at least...

Loss in a Strange Land: Miscarriage While OCONUS

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Have you ever had the darnedest time answering a simple question? We were at our last duty station for an unusually long time (a...

I Am A Teacher: The Last Career I Thought I Would...

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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...

October Book Club: Final Flight Final Fight

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When you hear the term WASP, what do you think of? If your first thought was not about the Women Airforce Service Pilots, don't fret....

The Third-Culture Kid: What Is It And Are Your Kids A...

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What is a Third-Culture Kid? Are your kids a part of this? In 1950, American sociologist Ruth Useem coined the term third-culture kid. This described...

Mama’s Gotta Work: An Opportunity for Military Moms to Work Remotely

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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...