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The B&*$# is Back

Freezing rain forced at two hour delay of the school day, so the kids had time to hang out and relax before leaving the house this morning.  As I was making breakfast, nine year old Bob wondered aloud about why … Continue reading

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Staying Connected During Deployment

  Helping your kids stay connected with a deployed parent is very important, but it is equally critical to not dwell on the issue.  Finding the balance is a challenge and staying connected can be difficult.  Having survived and thrived … Continue reading

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Navy Dudes…

Here’s a book my youngest wrote at preschool yesterday.  He did the illustrations and dictated to his teacher. I believe he is ready to follow in my footsteps!

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Détente in the Mommy Wars

I am very opinionated when it comes to parenting.  I know this about myself.  I have a blog for it.  It’s no big mystery. My friends and family know me as the Been There Done That Mom for a reason.  … Continue reading

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Origami Owl Tagged Jewelry makes a great gift

A representative from the Origami Owl Jewelry Line, known for its Living Lockets line, contacted me to promote their new TAGGED™ collection, which is modeled after military dog tags, making them a great gift for military servicewomen and wives, in … Continue reading

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Help for Military Families

Boy do I wish I’d known about this great organization when Horatio was deployed.  What a great thing they are doing to help families of deployed service men and women. I agree with the Blue Star Families lifestyle survey’s findings … Continue reading

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Permanent Effects of Deployment

The toilet overflowed today. Bob came downstairs this morning and said, “I think our toilet is broken.  There’s lots of paper in it and it won’t go down.” So, there went my plans for the morning.  I’d gotten up early … Continue reading

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Strength Finds Us

These days, four months after Horatio returned from his 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 … Continue reading

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4 more sleeps, I hope we can make it

GO AWAY Mrs. Murphy, and take your law with you! Four more sleeps with the daddy doll until the real daddy comes home. I am wondering, though, how many more things will go wrong before Horatio finally returns to us.  … Continue reading

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