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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.

Movie: The Man Who Invented Christmas- Giveaway coming soon

The Man Who Invented Christmas tells of the magical journey that led to the creation of Ebenezer Scrooge (Christopher Plummer), Tiny Tim and other classic characters from A Christmas Carol. Directed by Bharat Nalluri (MISS PETTIGREW LIVES FOR A DAY), the film … Continue reading

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Dropping the #MilKid off at College- It’s Complicated

We all know that military family life and civilian family life differ. What you might not realize is that this month, and next, as families drop their 18 and 19 year olds off at college for the first time, military … Continue reading

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Free, online resources help Veterans solve problems and overcome everyday challenges

Social and emotional well-being is an important part of overall health. Managing everyday stressors such as family, financials, and work can be a lot for anyone. Veterans, Service Members and their families can also face unique challenges. Everyone needs help … Continue reading

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Comforting Those Who Need it Most

Life is a miracle filled with G-d’s blessings, love, and cherished memories. Life also comes with struggles, temptations, and loss. At some point in our lives, we will grieve the loss of a loved one. Our grief is one of … Continue reading

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Defending peace-of-mind with military family life insurance plans

Guest Post: Preparing Your Family’s Finances Before a Deployment: Five Essential Tips Planning for a deployment can be hard on the entire family, as there is a lot that needs to be done to help the transition go smoothly. One … Continue reading

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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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