Author Archives: Commander in Chief At home

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.

Expats Learn to Cook Street Food and Draw a Crowd

As a Diplomatic military “trailing spouse” living in China, I cannot work outside of our embassy without forfeiting my diplomatic status.  Therefor, knowing the repercussions of living in a precarious situation such as that, I do not work locally, and have … Continue reading

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Speaking English

Living overseas, as a diplomat interacting with people from many different countries, has made me realize that I am truly blessed, in many ways, to have been born in the United States.  Birth into a nation that speaks the most … Continue reading

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Fluid Language Exchange in International Classrooms

I’ve spent the past semester volunteering as a substitute teacher at an International school here in China.  Doing so cements my opinion that our kids are extremely blessed to have the opportunity to learn in this environment. The highest number … Continue reading

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GREATER and HILLSONG – LET HOPE RISE dvds and Target Giftcard Giveaway

In August, I introduced the release of the inspirational movie, GREATER.  December 20, GREATER will be released on dvd as will HILLSONG – LET HOPE RISE.  These are both wonderful tales of true faith.  HILLSONG – LET HOPE RISE was … Continue reading

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Conquering the Challenges of Military Life- Giveaway!

This is a post in collaboration with SimpliSafe Some of the hardest parts about being in a military family are the expected, day-to-day challenges. There can also be such a level of uncertainty that military families face too. There are … Continue reading

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Our President Elect, Let’s Deal With It

It’s going to be ok. If you are feeling overwhelmed, try some kindergarten calming soup breathing… Smell the soup, blow on the soup, smell the soup, blow on the soup, in-out, in-out.  Now, let’s get on with it. If you … Continue reading

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A Fish Out Of Water

In early September, Horatio, Harold and I ventured to the nearby Bei Dong outdoor goods Market, where we bought some house plants and took the plunge to buy a saltwater fish tank. I’ve always coveted reef tanks, and as they … Continue reading

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IGNITE Opportunities For Military Connected Women

Women Vet/Milspo Entrepreneurship Will IGNITE this November 18th in Savannah Learn, Network & Meet These Successful Women Veteran Entrepreneurs! By Sarah O’Connell Kristina Guerrero could hear her heart pumping as the doors opened to the Shark Tank conference room on … Continue reading

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All In A Day’s Work in the Expat World

Last night, before bedtime, I realized I’d be at the school all day the next day and had to plan for dinner.  In this odd life, that has a different meaning than it did when I was teaching back in … Continue reading

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Help Other Military Families and Earn Amazon Gift Cards

I want to share the news about the great support website for military families:  MilitaryTownAdvisor.com.  The site has been redesigned to really help families like ours, and you can earn Amazon gift cards by adding your own information to the site! … Continue reading

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