Tag Archives: military family issues

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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Businesses Salute Military Service with Exclusive Memorial Day Deals

Military personnel, family members, veterans, reservists, and the National Guard can choose from a variety of offers this year, including discounts on tickets, tee times, an online store builder, wood working tools, home improvement supplies and flowers.   Build.com is offering … 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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So Much To Do

Despite the fact that we have moved out of our house, and we fly out one week from today, the work is not complete.
Today's schedule was packed with pre-move tasks. Continue reading

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