Events such as birth of a baby, weddings, funerals, deployment or reunion ceremonies, all trigger different powerful emotions in people. There are also times in life when you meet someone and are changed forever by hearing their life stories and how they have impacted others by their actions. Continue reading
Change is the one thing you can count on as a military family. One of the many challenges that you will be faced with on your journey is a Permanent Change of Station (PCS). Moving is a necessary and inevitable part of military life. It is also a very large emotional and physical challenge not only for you but for your entire family.
A PCS is a “moving” experience in more ways than one. No matter how often families change residence, moving brings with it a variety of emotions and situations. It is often times very easy to get caught up in the moving checklist of boxes, cleaning, packing and moving and overlook the emotions that are tied to the transition to a new location. Continue reading
In 1001 Things to Love about Military Life we talk about how we love military spouses who step up and volunteer (#364). It’s so ingrained in who we are as military spouses that we even pause a moment in the book to have the reader reflect on some of their favorite volunteer experiences. We know they have them. Continue reading
Do you ever wonder where the days of military tradition have gone? The days when neighbors on post greeted each other with a plate of cookies and a warm “welcome to the street”? Do you miss the days of themed dinner parties, formal Balls, or even double date nights? Our lives are busy, hectic really. We are fighting wars and juggling families as single parents. But that doesn’t mean that we have to give up the most treasured of military life traditions; the get-together. This holiday season why not add variety to life by hosting a fun get together. If you need a little inspiration I have gathered the perfect “spark”. Continue reading
Did you know? According to pastmastery.com, dummy boards sometimes known as silent companions, are found in many forms: from infants to Indians, Archbishops to aristocrats, pigs to pork -pies, from musicians to maidservants and men at arms. Continue reading
A permanent book section in all the military exchanges and libraries for military families is finally happening! Read more to find out the good news… Continue reading
Please do a quick double-take of the title. Note it is “Vote [question mark] Yes or No,” not “Vote Republican or Vote Democrat,” and not “Vote this issue or Vote that issue.” I am writing only to answer some of the “five Ws” and to guide you around the World Wide Web to some important resources that will help you make the decision if /how you should vote. Continue reading