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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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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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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Marriage Takes Work: Go on a Date already!

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 I have been married to 15 years now and things are great! Friends and Family often comment about how little my husband and I argue and how great we are together. Of course reality is that things are not always wonderful and that Marriage takes work. You get what you put in. I was asked […]

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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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Mom knows she is stressed when….

her nails look like this: I had long beautiful nails for a while now. Nicely manicured and making me feel a tad more elegant than my sorry nerdy goddess mommy self actually is. Today though I found myself biting them all off. Stressed is the term I believe one would use. My health is stressing […]

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When someone you love is dying.

What do you do when someone you love is dying? How do you deal with loss? How as a parent do you help your children deal with it? I wish I knew. Pounding this question late at night in the arms of my husband as he sleeps watching a candle flame dance I am left […]

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Internet Strike — Many Sites Go Black!

Today, January 18th, is a day to remember as many sites across the internet go black in protest of bills about internet censorship, SOPA & PIPA.  I would be black as well if I knew how to be. I am talented I admit, but alas, I simply do not know how to make my blog black […]

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“In God I DON’T Trust”

“In God We Trust” has not always been the Motto, nor has it always been on our money. Nor was “under god” in the pledge for many years until it was added to fight communism. I believe “God” is again being used to manipulate the masses, a kind of slight of hand trick one could […]

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