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United Through Reading: Face to Face While Miles Away

By Kara Dallman Military spouses and children face many unique challenges. The frequent moves, reassignments and deployments that many families experience mean that life is never simple or routine. The resiliency and strength of parents and children alike is outstanding … Continue reading

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Influencers Meet in Washington, DC to Address Key Military and Veteran Family Needs.

Influencers Meet in Washington, DC to Address Key Military and Veteran Family Needs. Military Family Advisory Network Hosts Solutions Summit in Honor of Fifth Anniversary Press Release— WASHINGTON — The Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN), a national non-profit of military … Continue reading

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Dogs Open Hearts- Giveaway

Westley the three-legged Wonderdog entered our family’s life on Mother’s Day 2013.  The three legged bouncing bundle of joy had lived in four homes since he was born in 2010.  His first family surrendered him to rescue after he was … Continue reading

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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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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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