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The First Week… The Return of Mrs. Murphy

For those of you who may not remember, Mrs. Murphy is the stronger, trickier, sidekick to Mr. Murphy, of Murphy’s Law infamy.  She has returned to our house and Horatio has been gone for less than one week of his … Continue reading

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Conquering the Challenges of Military Life- Giveaway!

This is a post in collaboration with SimpliSafe Some of the hardest parts about being in a military family are the expected, day-to-day challenges. There can also be such a level of uncertainty that military families face too. There are … Continue reading

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Our President Elect, Let’s Deal With It

It’s going to be ok. If you are feeling overwhelmed, try some kindergarten calming soup breathing… Smell the soup, blow on the soup, smell the soup, blow on the soup, in-out, in-out.  Now, let’s get on with it. If you … Continue reading

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An Unlikely Champion – Target Giftcard Giveaway

Disney’s QUEEN OF KATWE is based on the inspiring true story of Robert Katende and Phiona Mutesi. Phiona was a young girl living in the slums of Katwe, Uganda. One day, she stumbled upon Katende and a group of children … Continue reading

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On the Road- For Real

I drove to the US Embassy today.  Young Harold needed his final rabies vaccine, so I had to take him to the embassy health unit.  That might not sound like much to write about, but for a foreigner like me, … Continue reading

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The Freedom To Roam

When in Rome (or Beijing), do as the locals do. I saw very few motorized tuk tuks when we lived in Beijing seven years ago.  Now, though, I see them everywhere around our little rural hamlet.  Locals and expats alike … Continue reading

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GREATER, The True Story of Brandon Burlsworth. Walmart Gift card Giveaway

GREATER is an inspirational movie based on the life of Brandon Burlsworth. Brandon had one dream – to play for the Arkansas Razorbacks.  Unfortunately, Brandon was a clumsy player who lacked the physical prowess to make the team.  He was … Continue reading

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#LivingFearless

Courage is not living without fear, courage is acting, despite the fear. As a military spouse, I have had to appear to be #LivingFearless more than I ever imagined I would.  I’ve gotten pretty good at hiding the fear and … Continue reading

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Honeymoon Phase and Perspective

When our family arrived in Beijing, 2 weeks ago, and drove to our new home, it felt mostly familiar and only a little new.  That feeling continued when we walked over to the shopping center for dinner that evening.  After … Continue reading

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Culture Shock- Revisited

People typically go through four clear steps of cultural adjustment when relocating to a new country. The first step is known as the Honeymoon Phase and can be described as: —Initial Delight and Exhilaration A new arrival can expect to … Continue reading

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