Military Issues – Deployment Pets

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 Life can be hard for Furry Military Family Members! While it is true all military life is hard, it can specially be true of pets. Too many end up in shelters for so many sad reasons. This isn’t because military families are heartless, often it is the last thing they want to do but one […]

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Thankful Challenge – Day 18

  How often do you move in the military? How often one moves in the military really depends on the branch and the job the service member has. For us we moved bases 9 times in 16 years and lived in over a dozen houses. This military family life has sent us all over the […]

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Never marry someone who wouldn’t be a great Daddy

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Poster they made Dad for Fathers Day. Yes, he let the 4 kids eat most of the candy! LOL They knew he would! When I was a teenager I was a wild little thing. I wanted to get out into the world and experience everything life had to offer and to heck with the rules. […]

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Helping Teens With Military Moves

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  It is said that a military move is as hard on teens as divorce and dealing with death even. I have come to see how true this is with my own teen. Since her friend moved a few months back and then our own move, things have been specially hard on our oldest daughter. […]

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Military Life – Maybe you shouldn’t live on Post

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   The Military is Going Green, maybe. There is this wonderful spirit of caring for the planet that is circling around the military. While I love going green, I think maybe military housing is using it though as an excuse to increase their profits. Military housing is now run by private companies and not our […]

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Military Life: Part 3 — PCS House Hunting

Back to Part 2 Military Life: PCSing with the military  It is worth it to go house hunting No, the military doesn’t really cover this before the PCS move, while they will allow 10 days when you get to the post for housing hunting, if your doing to DITY (PPM) that can turn into a costly […]

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Military Life: PCSing with the military – Part 2

Back to Part 1 on how our move is going Part 2 – PCSing with the military and house hunting A standard move for the Army starts with orders that one tends to get 1-6 months notice on. Orders come down and they let you know where you are moving. In our case, Fort Gordon. […]

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Military Life: It is worth house hunting when PCSing!

    We are moving! Chances are friends, family, and blog readers already know this! I promised I would post an update and so here it is. Military moves can be hard. We have done so very many of them over the years and I thought with time the would be less stressful but to […]

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A Stranger Made This Military Wife Cry

  While out shopping a few days ago at a very unlikely place, Walmart, with my husband and 2 of our children something unexpected happened. We had gone there as we rarely do because we happened to be under a time crunchy for the birthday party the next day for 2 of our children. They […]

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5 Ways to How to Help When Your Soldier Has PTSD

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can strike anyone, as the disorder’s named, being a part of a traumatic situation can cause this to occur. High stress combat zones and trauma beyond normal will cause most people to experience some symptoms of PTSD. These triggers manifest in certain situations or locations, and this disorder may not emerge […]

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Living on a military post!

I want to say that it is that time of year again, the time of year when military families move. While many people move in the summer for school reasons, military families move when asked and it seems like many get told to move right around the holidays. Some get time to visit family on […]

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I win!

   I am competitive with my husband. I admit it. Sometimes I just have to win. He is brilliant, has gotten more handsome with age, and he has this out of the house life that I don’t. Sometimes I just have to be better at something than he is. We play a lot of game […]

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The battle to change Birth fears!

I am sharing information about my births in hopes it might help someone else. I am a mother of 4, surrogate mother of 2. I have given birth 6 times to 6 healthy children. I love pregnancy, birthing, babies, and helping. So maybe that is why I really value the women the last few years […]

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Aug 4th — Dear Mr President… why take military retirement?

I wrote to the President, and I will write to many more I am sure about an issue that caught my little military off guard. You can read why below. In short, the retirement our country promised my husband may not be there in the way it was promised. It is no small change, it […]

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Day 32 — The Joy of Love

I was introduced to this class by Aimee Buxton, a fantastic photographer I badly hope I can afford soon. The class for the month is free, and has tips and ideas to inspire. The first day we have to take a photo of what our love does. I thought right away about my husbands job, […]

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Jump for Joy

Our oldest princess had her 10th birthday this month. It was all the more special thanks to friends and family far away mailing her cards and gifts. It helped my heart personally as we have been feeling disconnected out here. Though hobbit life is wonderful for bonding as a family we find a greater community […]

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Little Shop of Learning.

As I finish up putting the hair bows Crystal and I made the last few days up on our online shop I thought I would update our friends who read here about how it is going. We have had many custom orders, only one issue, and many orders to mail out. We have made over […]

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A response to – The case against homeschooling

While my family is finding our summer rhythm of seeing friends, the sites, being out side, and keeping our learning going over the summer as Mommy I find myself neck deep in planning not just for this summer, but next year as well. At times like these I am quick to remind myself of the […]

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What I wish for the world!

This is the topic of this years Doodle 4 Google that all school aged children can enter this year. We spent weeks on this topic. My oldest came up with many ideas. We watched movies like Pay if Forward and read books about basic needs. Her ideas first focused on healthy food and safe homes […]

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