Category Archives: military family

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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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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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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7 Ways for Military Kids to Say “I Love You” Across the Miles

By Cathleen Karlsson   When you’re a kid, Valentine’s Day usually means: “class party” — an opportunity to deck the classroom walls and desks with an abundance of pink and red heart-shaped cut-outs and frills, amid an assortment of holiday … Continue reading

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Hilton Helps Veterans

As Veterans Day approaches on Nov. 11, Hilton is looking to spread the word about a unique benefit it offers to veterans: free hotel stays for job-hunt related travel. Here’s how it works: Veterans who need to travel for any job-related … Continue reading

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Soldier’s Heart, Sending A Core Message to “Take A Stand for What’s Right”

In her debut single, storyteller/singer-songwriter AJ Duke takes the listener on a journey into the heart of some of America’s bravest. Singer-songwriter, AJ Duke (www.AJDuke.com), will release her debut single “Soldier’s Heart” in honor of Veteran’s Day on November 9th, … Continue reading

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Buena Park Salutes Military With Exclusive Deals Throughout Orange County

   As a small token of appreciation for their service to our country, Buena Park and attractions throughout Orange County are offering discounts and upgrades to active and retired U.S. Military personnel in November and December. Start your adventure at … Continue reading

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Song Honoring The Troops & Their Families

  – Grammy-Nominated artists John Ondrasik aka Five For Fighting and Jim Brickman have announced a special collaboration to send a message of thanks, love, and support to the troops this holiday season with the song, “Christmas Where You Are.”  Watch a snippet of the lyric … 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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