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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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Our Baby Class: Bringing the Parenting Village Back to Our Communities

I like to help out military families, past and present, so, the following is a guest post by Alisson Kolodner, wife of a former Navy submariner, and co founder of Our Baby Class “My husband is a former submariner and … Continue reading

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Creepy Crawly Critters on a Morning Climb

My hiking pal and I crossed paths with more than our fair share of creepy crawly critters this morning on our 3 mile hike up the mountain.  It’s not unusual for us to see a few frogs and a snail … Continue reading

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Patriotic Tipsy Elves

Tipsy Elves burst onto the world stage with their Shark Tank appearance in December of 2013.  I was an immediate fan, but am an even bigger fan now. Tipsy Elves now has American Apparel and they sent us some samples. … 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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Parenting Fails Happen

I enjoyed the Grade 5 Recognition Ceremony at the boys’ school last night.  Watching Bob celebrate the transition from the Lower School to Middle School filled me with joy and just a little bit of sorrow.  I am not a … 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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