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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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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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To Curse or Not To Curse, WTF is a Parent to do?

I’ve never been a big swearer.  I can remember as a 10 year old in fifth grade, when my peers started to use “bad words,”  thinking that using the F word in every other sentence was a cop-out for taking … Continue reading

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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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Put Yourself First

As a military spouse, who sometimes parents four kids solo, I frequently get asked “how do you do it?”  I hear, “I could never do what you do,” regularly.  I really don’t see it that way, though.  Sure, sometimes my … 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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