Tag Archives: military spouse

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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Life Hacks, Adapting to the New Normal

We received our air shipment last week, finally.  Our household was packed up in Taipei July 5 and 6.  We had two shipments:  one went by air and the other by sea.  Neither should have taken very long to reach … 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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A Love Letter To My Friends

I remember singing a song when I was a seven year old Brownie: As I’ve moved- through the years, and around the world, I have made many friends.  Some silver, some gold, but new vs. old is not the division … Continue reading

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6 Ways Endure Deployment More Easily

I started this blog 5 years ago, when Horatio and I broke the news of deployment to our boys.  I wrote posts to help myself and others get through long deployments.  During deployments, often, the days are long, but the … Continue reading

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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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All in an Expat Weekend

Sometimes weekends pass with nothing out of the ordinary coming to pass.  This was not one of those weekends.  Nothing dramatic happened but we saw several things that made me double take.  Life abroad is full of things we don’t … Continue reading

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Check out the new Spartan Up podcast and win a code for a free race entry

Check out Spartan Race founder Joe DeSena’s new Podcast “Spartan UP!” WE UNCOVER WHAT MAKES THE MOST SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WINNERS. The epitome of grit, Joe Desena, founder & CEO of Spartan Race and NY Times best-selling author, travels the globe … Continue reading

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Seeking Medical Care Abroad- When Dr. Google Fails, You Have No Choice But to Go Outside Your Comfort Zone

We have a very good Regional Medical Officer where Horatio works.   I’ve taken the boys to see her for various ailments during the six months we have lived in Taipei, but one of the boys has been unwell since October … Continue reading

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Oh The Twists and Turns of This Life We Lead…

The windy mountain road we navigate to get to and from our house is a metaphor for our life here in Taiwan.  It is full of twists and turns and near misses; but overall, lovely and with perks.  Like many … Continue reading

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