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Breaking News: MCRMC Recommendations Released

This is a great breakdown of the news, by Sarah Peachey of MilitaryOneClick.com The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission released its annual report today to “modernize the Uniformed Services’ compensation and retirement system.” The committee believes the following recommendations … Continue reading

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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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Remembering 9/11 With Michelle Obama

Thank you, again, dear readers, for making Deployment Diatribes popular enough to put it on Pop Sugar’s Circle of Moms’ Top 25 list of Military Family blogs.  I know I’ve thanked you before but thanks to the rating, I got … 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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Staying Connected During Deployment

  Helping your kids stay connected with a deployed parent is very important, but it is equally critical to not dwell on the issue.  Finding the balance is a challenge and staying connected can be difficult.  Having survived and thrived … 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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Don’t Feel Much Like Celebrating? Do It For The Kids

Holiday time can be very stressful for a military family with a deployed parent.  I’m glad to not be celebrating as a single parent this year.  Having Horatio at home has made this holiday season much more festive than the … Continue reading

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