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My Military and Civilian Communities

Sponsored content provided courtesy of USAA Community. My husband and I have the best of both worlds. We live surrounded by an incredible civilian community, but also have the love and support of our military family. As an Army National Guard family, it can be difficult to transition from one lifestyle to another, feeling as ifContinue Reading “My Military and Civilian Communities”

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7 Gift Ideas to Show Your Military Child How Much They Mean to You

As a military child, they might have a day filled with lots of difficult emotions that they need cheering up from. While it is never a good idea to quantify the love you feel for your kids in a single material possession, it can be a great way to show them how much they meanContinue Reading “7 Gift Ideas to Show Your Military Child How Much They Mean to You”

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The Needs of the National Guard Family

National Guard families are facing a variety of issues that can add weight to their lives. Guard members serve both their civilian and military communities, which means they must conform to deal with the obstacles both roles bring, leaving their families to face many dilemmas and learning how to cope on their own. While weContinue Reading “The Needs of the National Guard Family”

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Solo Parenting: How to Survive While Your Spouse is Away

Sponsored Content provided courtesy of USAA Member Community. 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 recentContinue Reading “Solo Parenting: How to Survive While Your Spouse is Away”