Category Archives: military family

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 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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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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PTSD Paid Study Needs Volunteers

The National Center for PTSD in Palo Alto, CA is currently running a paid study with the goal of helping couples affected by PTSD.  If you are in a relationship where one member is a veteran affected by PTSD and … Continue reading

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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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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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