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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.

Why Post-War Reintegration is Hard

   “When Angels Wept” In World War I it was labeled “shell shock.” In World War II it was known as “battle fatigue.” Today most of us familiar with the term “post-traumatic stress disorder.” No matter what the label, it … Continue reading

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Creed II Carries a Message of Going the Distance

“But it ain’t about how hard you hit.  It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.”  -Rocky Balboa PCS (Permanent Change of Station) season is here.  All over the world, military families are packing up and moving to new … Continue reading

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Tasers Vs. Stun Guns: What’s The Difference

When you talk about self-defense, the first items that come to mind are tasers and stun guns. They are often regarded as one and the same but there’s a big difference between the two. Try to hold off buying tasers … Continue reading

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Deployment Book for Kids – Giveaway

In April, the National Center for Youth Issues published the children’s book: Deployment- One of Our Pieces is Missing. This is the best children’s book about deployment that I have come across during my time as a military spouse.  It covers … Continue reading

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Vet Tix Provides Free Event Tickets for Military Families

Since 2008, Vet Tix has worked to serve the veteran and military community and achieve our core missions. Among those, is our goal to provide a stress-relieving experience for families to reconnect and strengthen bonds. We understand that veterans, currently … Continue reading

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Beyond The Sun Movie- Win a Trip to Rome

BEYOND THE SUN is being released today, May 15, across multiple platforms, including iTunes, Amazon, and TUGG.  It is a modern-day tale of hope, faith and courage, based on stories from the Bible. The family movie chronicles the adventures of four … Continue reading

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The Miracle Season Movie Release

Resilience is an invaluable trait for everyone; for military families, resilience is essential to emotional survival.  Military families are fettered with constant challenges which both necessitate and build resilience in them.  One moment that helped me build my resilience is … Continue reading

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On second thought… The Moped

In the interest of full disclosure, I want to revisit an issue I wrote about one year ago.  Last March, soon after Horatio left for three months, Dwight tried to persuade us to let him get a moped for transportation.  … Continue reading

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A Wrinkle In Time Movie Release- Giveaway

For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved when a book I’ve read is made into a movie, and A Wrinkle In Time definitely fits the category.  I can remember reading and re-reading the book throughout my childhood, and … Continue reading

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Enough with the Guns

The second amendment is sacred.  Wait… No it’s not. Life is sacred.  It’s that simple. Gun laws must be amended and enforced, and gun culture in the US needs to evolve.  Gun advocates will cry foul.  Gun advocates will say … Continue reading

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