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Solo Parenting: How to Survive While Your Spouse is Away

243 days 5,832 hours 350,633 minutes Any way you look at the above numbers, it can be a pretty frightening thought of having to solo parent for 8 months. Parenting with your spouse is daunting enough, but when doing it alone – the stakes are higher. A recent military separation from my Army National GuardContinue Reading “Solo Parenting: How to Survive While Your Spouse is Away”

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10 New Year Promises for the Military Spouse

The new year has begun, and with it comes reflection. It was challenging, wasn’t it? Scary sometimes and sad at others. As much as we loved, and hated, some moments of it, we wouldn’t change it for anything. In fact, we’ll happily do it again in 2020. I have some ideas on ways we canContinue Reading “10 New Year Promises for the Military Spouse”

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Traveling With Kids During the Holidays = Not Fun

Most of us, if not all of us in the military, have lived away from family during the holiday seasons. We have all experienced the guilt of not being able to make it for the holidays or not being able to see everyone. We have all felt the anguish when our loved one missed aContinue Reading “Traveling With Kids During the Holidays = Not Fun”

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To Elf or Not to Elf: That is the Holiday Question

We’re in this together, whatever side we fall on. “I got them the Lego Advent Calendar this year,” I told my bestie as we chatted about upcoming holiday plans. “It seemed to quiet the complaining about our lack of elf,” I added. I had already planned on the Lego Advent Calendar, in fact I boughtContinue Reading “To Elf or Not to Elf: That is the Holiday Question”