Tag Archives: Jill Biden

Pentagon Threatens Cuts to Families Dealing with Autism

The Pentagon is considering cutting funding for treatment of Autistic children in half.  This action, if taken, could devastate families like mine. As part of the effort to cut defense department health costs, the Pentagon plans to slash provider reimbursements … Continue reading

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Waiting for Westley

One of the most complicated parts of our relocation to Taiwan is moving our beloved canine companion, our four year old, three legged, German Shorthaired Pointer, Westley. (We are big fans of The Princess Bride.) We adopted Westley when he … Continue reading

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Joining Forces Aims to Assist Military and Veteran Caregivers

Yesterday I was privileged to sit in on a conference call announcing great efforts by Joining Forces and RAND Corporation and the Elizabeth Dole Foundation.   From:  THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the First Lady _____________________________________________________________________________ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April … Continue reading

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The Wear and Tear on the Kids

I know that Taiwan will be great for us.  We look forward to the adventures.  Getting to the happy and settled point will be a rocky road. 9 year old Bob wanted to tell all of his friends at once … Continue reading

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Navy Dudes…

Here’s a book my youngest wrote at preschool yesterday.  He did the illustrations and dictated to his teacher. I believe he is ready to follow in my footsteps!

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Please Sign Our Autism Petition

As most of you know, my eldest son, Zack, has high functioning Autism.  My second oldest son, Dwight, wanted to help make other people more aware of what Autism is and what it’s like for people with it and for … Continue reading

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Origami Owl Tagged Jewelry makes a great gift

A representative from the Origami Owl Jewelry Line, known for its Living Lockets line, contacted me to promote their new TAGGED™ collection, which is modeled after military dog tags, making them a great gift for military servicewomen and wives, in … Continue reading

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Help for Military Families

Boy do I wish I’d known about this great organization when Horatio was deployed.  What a great thing they are doing to help families of deployed service men and women. I agree with the Blue Star Families lifestyle survey’s findings … Continue reading

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Military Pay

My husband just took a pay cut. No, he didn’t get demoted, he transferred from his deployment back to a job in Washington DC, where, supposedly, the cost of living is lower.  Every time a military family has a Permanent … Continue reading

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Temporarily Single Mom

This is the full text of the edited article that was published by Redbook Magazine. When I married Horatio, a naval officer, 16 years ago, I never envisioned myself becoming a single mom. But, here I am, parenting solo, the … Continue reading

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