Monthly Archives: June 2016

On The Road Again- Moving tips

As a military family, we have moved homes 11 times, so many people assume, and feel free to comment, that we “get used to it.” We don’t. The 12th move might be easier in terms of the fact that we … Continue reading

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Military Kids- Definitely Not Brats – Post 1

The oldest of our Homefront sons graduated from high school last month.  It’s been a long and winding road.  He attended preschool in three different states: Hawaii, two different schools in Missouri, and Washington State.  He spent Kindergarten in Kansas, … Continue reading

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Focus on PTSD- Wounded Warrior and the Dog Who Saved Him

Luis Carlos Montalvan is a 17-year veteran of the US Army who served multiple tours abroad. His decorations include two Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal for Valor, and the Combat Action Badge. In addition to these … Continue reading

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Military Families Have Grit

Repost: Long after Horatio returned from his most recent 20+ month deployment, people still say they don’t know how we did it. Horatio gets looks of pity for having been away from his family for so long, and friends and … Continue reading

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Making a Missing Ingredient

Spinach lasagna is a family favorite dinner.  I make it with cottage cheese and mozzarella cheese.  I knew, from living in China, that cheese is expensive in Asia, but I was prepared to pay the price.  Finding the ingredients in … Continue reading

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Great Gear from Grunt Style for your Guy on Father’s Day

I want to introduce you to Grunt Style, a veteran-owned, and operated, company specializing in warrior-inspired, patriotic gear for men and women. Grunt Style is based in Chicago with 100+ employees, the majority of whom are veterans. This Father’s Day, they have … Continue reading

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All In A Week of This Expat’s Life

What a week. Zack graduated from high school.  Upon counting, I realized that he attended 11 schools from age two to 17.  He not only got through it, he got an academic scholarship to his top choice university! On Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Vet Tix Awards 2 Million Event Tickets to U.S. Military Community

Vet Tix reached a major milestone, earlier this month, in its support of the U.S. military community. It has now provided 2 million free event tickets, over eight years, to currently serving members of the military, veterans and family members … Continue reading

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