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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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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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Helping Our Military Children Deal with Loss

In 1968, my dad’s oldest brother was killed while serving in Vietnam. The following year, his son, Jimmy, was born. By the time I came around, my cousin Jimmy was already a teenager. But ever since I was old enough to understand his situation, I have wondered how Jimmy felt about never having met his father. I wondered how he managed theContinue Reading “Helping Our Military Children Deal with Loss”

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Month of the Military Child: 6 Books for Military Children

During the Month of the Military Child, it’s important to recognize that your child serves and sacrifices, too. Military children often go without the love and support of their parents while one, and sometimes both, serve overseas. They transition schools an average of between six and nine times during the course of their academic careers,Continue Reading “Month of the Military Child: 6 Books for Military Children”