Tag Archives: military family issues

Hardships and Benefits to Being Posted Overseas

Military personnel are posted either CONUS or OCONUS. This means within the Continental United States or Outside of the Continental United States. We have thousands of personnel stationed OCONUS, both on and off military bases. Horatio has been in the … Continue reading

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Transitioning to a Civilian Job? Four Tips for Veterans Facing a Career Change

Guest Post: For many military service members, transitioning out of the armed forces does not mean immediate retirement from work. Veterans often choose to pursue a second career after leaving the service to continue to support their family and gain … 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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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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Military Kids- Definitely Not Brats – Post 1

The oldest of our Homefront sons graduated from high school last month.  It’s been a long and winding road.  He attended preschool in three different states: Hawaii, two different schools in Missouri, and Washington State.  He spent Kindergarten in Kansas, … Continue reading

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Military Moms Get Breast Pumps Covered 100% Through Tricare

For new military moms or who are expecting a baby, you can get a a breast pump 100% covered by Tricare! The Breastfeeding Shop will send it to you free of charge along with 2 accessory kits & 6 boxes … Continue reading

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Strength Finds Me

Long after Horatio returned from his most recent 20+ month deployment, people still say they don’t know how we did it. Horatio gets looks of pity for having been away from his family for so long, and friends and acquaintances … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Help Military Families Afford College

The following is a guest post about a topic near and dear to my heart right now, as we embark on the adventure of finding a good-fit university for our oldest son.  The college search and application maze is never … Continue reading

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Deployment Chart For Families

This is a guest post about a deployment chart, from The Victoria Chart Company. They are offering 25% OFF this chart this month, please follow the link at the bottom of this page http://bit.ly/1PEE2eR and enter ‘MILITA25’ at checkout.   “At … Continue reading

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Applying to College From Abroad, With Special Needs, Taking a Gap Year

Could it be more complicated?  Probably. Am I grateful that we are able send our willing eldest child to college?  Of course. Am I 100% overwhelmed?  You bet. I hardly know where to start.  Zack needs to take the SAT … Continue reading

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