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Suicide Awareness: What You Should Know

Rapidly rising suicide rates are the health crisis too few are talking about. For every suicide, there are at least 25 suicide attempts. Suicide rates increased by 25% across the United States between 1999 and 2016 (US CDC, 2018). When it comes to suicide, it is easy to be ignorant. No one wants to believe that aContinue Reading “Suicide Awareness: What You Should Know”

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5 Active Ways to Celebrate Your Military Kids

Spring has finally sprung across the U.S. and there’s no better time to celebrate our military children with the Month of the Military Child. The nicer weather brings ample opportunities to get outside and be active as a family. Since military kids must often deal with separation from a parent, finding fun ways to beContinue Reading “5 Active Ways to Celebrate Your Military Kids”

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Where’d the Fun Go? Getting Your Fun Back

When I watch home videos of when my now eight-year-old daughter was a baby, I wonder if it’s really me behind the camera. The person talking seems to be somebody who is lively and fun. It’s somebody who was enjoying the moment and creating an upbeat narration to go along with it. No, that couldn’tContinue Reading “Where’d the Fun Go? Getting Your Fun Back”

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3 Things this Marine Wife Learned from Meeting the President

I always thought the President of the United States was someone I would only ever see on television. I equated it with meeting a famous actor, actress, singer, or other entertainment icons. Though it would be much more meaningful to meet the President, I knew the chances of it happening were slim to none. OnContinue Reading “3 Things this Marine Wife Learned from Meeting the President”