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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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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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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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Finding the Right Fit: Adventures in Application- Testing

Dwight has started his university application process.  He’s our second son, so it’s not my first rodeo, and as we proceed, I feel like I have good information and advice to offer readers.  I’ve learned a lot in the past … 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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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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