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About Commander in Chief At home

Erin is a military spouse and, sometimes temporarily single mom to 4 boys. She's a parenting coach, writer, teacher, special needs (Autism) mom, and much more.

Small Bathroom Decor Ideas

Is your bathroom so small that it’s hard to imagine it as a place you can call your own personal sanctuary? There is no denying the fact that small bathrooms are challenging to use and to decorate. If your bathroom … Continue reading

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Summer Camp- Tips to Prepare

Guest Post: 5 Tips for Preparing the Whole Family for Summer Camp More than 11 million children attend summer camp in the United States every year. For these kids, summer camp is an exciting and empowering experience that provides them … Continue reading

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It’s Ok to be Happy on Memorial Day

Yes, it’s ok to be happy on Memorial Day.  In fact, other military families and I encourage it. No, wishing me a happy Memorial Day isn’t really appropriate, though, nor is thanking my husband for his service today, but I … Continue reading

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Military Appreciation Month: 10 Things We Appreciate About Being a Military Family- The Silver Linings

10. Relocating. Some of us actually prefer to stay on the move and want to see as much of the world as is possible. We get antsy if we stay in one place for too long. Living overseas, especially, provides … Continue reading

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Military Appreciation Month- 10 things military families deal with that most civilians don’t realize

10. Family memories are compromised in the interest of National Security.  Missed births, first days of school, graduations, anniversaries, mother’s days, father’s days, Christmases and Chanukahs, Ramadans, Easters and Passovers, illnesses and funerals are too numerous to count. 9.  Communication is … Continue reading

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The First Week… The Return of Mrs. Murphy

For those of you who may not remember, Mrs. Murphy is the stronger, trickier, sidekick to Mr. Murphy, of Murphy’s Law infamy.  She has returned to our house and Horatio has been gone for less than one week of his … Continue reading

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The Zookeeper’s Wife Fandango gift card giveaway

The Zookeeper’s Wife starring Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty, The Help) and Daniel Brühl (Captain America: Civil War) opens in theaters on March 31.  I have a Fandango gift card to give away so you can go see to the inspiring … Continue reading

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Military Airfare Assistance for Our Heroes

From our Friends at SpouseLink.Org | March 1, 2017 As the founders of Helping Heroes Fly, Terri Keene and Pam Matt can tell you: being a 2-woman team has its challenges. But they also know that with every family reunion … Continue reading

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Free Tickets to the PGA Tour’s PLAYERS Championship

The PGA TOUR’s signature event – THE PLAYERS Championship – offers all active duty, retired and reserve military personnel and their dependents  FREE admission to the  tournament (May 9 – 14, 2017) in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.  That’s not all. Here’s … Continue reading

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US Navy SEAL Museum, Woodford Reserve VIP Lounge Opens

The Brown-Forman Military Channel seriously upped its ante in providing facilities that support the US Military by opening a Woodford Reserve VIP Lounge in a Mark V Assault Craft at the US Navy SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce, Florida yesterday. … Continue reading

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