Tips for Changing Schools Mid-year

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Being the new kid is always a challenge. Changing schools mid-year can present a different set of challenges altogether. Sometimes during mid-year...

How To Simplify Your Life With Kids

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Life with kids will always come with some complications, but it doesn’t need to be as rushed and chaotic as you’ve been living it....

Surviving the 2018 Japan Floods: Part 1

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Since World War II, Hiroshima, Japan has been a symbol of loss. A stroll through the Peace Park is sobering and gives me goosebumps...

5 Things to Consider Before Buying a White Noise Machine for...

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White noise has a sound frequency that lets babies fall sound asleep. The white noise machine comes with many advantages. It blocks...

Surviving the 2018 Japan Floods: The Conclusion

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We made it across the bridge and kept going until I saw a sign for Route 2. This, when we weren’t in a hurry...

Embracing the Introverted Military Spouse

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The nomadic life of military spouses introduces them to a new community and a sea full of strange faces every few years. For an...

Positive Thinking: 5 Ways to Create a Positive Mental Attitude

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When you live the life of a military spouse, it can sometimes feel like you're in a state of constant upheaval, transition,...

Worldschooling with The Wild Bradburys: What is Forest School?

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Far removed from the feral Mogli child in the forest stereotype, forest school is an immersion into natural landscapes. In nature, children can...

Deployment Tools for Children

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You’ve just been told that your spouse is leaving for a nine-month deployment, your first deployment with children. Your mind goes in a million...

4 Reasons This Family Needs Summer Camp

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Children love summertime. They feel free without the constraints of bedtime, homework, and school. Do you remember the awesome feeling of doing whatever you...

How to Care for the Caregiver: Tips from a Coastguardsman

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Cancer. One word from a doctor is all it took to thrust a hardworking Coast Guard pilot trying to finish flight school...

6 Ways to Celebrate Your Baby’s 1st Birthday That Aren’t Cake-Smashing

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The adorable props are set, a first birthday candle has been bought, the balloons tied to the mailbox gently sway, and gifts...

Does “Babies in Arms Are Welcome” Always Apply?

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For those of us that have chosen to have children the "Babies in Arms" concept is a constant reminder of our dual...

The Real Mom’s School Guide

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Have you seen what parents are packing in their kids’ lunch boxes lately? The ratio of time spent preparing versus time spent eating has...

Everything You Need to Know About Delivering with a Doula

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Expecting a baby can be exciting, and daunting. When you're a military family, there are several things which can make the delivery...

Does Your Child Have Testing Jitters? Here is How to Help...

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Students of all ages are faced with tests. Standardized tests, unit tests, and tests called assessments. Many students have testing jitters, but...

5 Ways to Ease the Emotional Burden of Motherhood

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Motherhood is a glorious, exhilarating, and fulfilling journey. It’s also exhausting. When a mother says she’s tired, she’s not really telling the...

Worldschooling with The Wild Bradburys: 3 Things to See on a...

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Europe is ripe with history, but to truly experience the sights and sounds of World War II, Germany is the place to...

Surviving a Deployment with Kids

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Your spouse just left for a six-month deployment. Fear bubbles up inside. You think of all the possible scenarios, and you pray for his...

Worldschooling with the Wild Bradburys: Learning to Read on the Road

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When I reflect on my childhood, much of it is filled with the stories I read. I spent hours of my daily routine reading...

Everything You Didn’t Know You Needed for Your Back to School...

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Back to school season is upon some of us already—if you're still looking at weeks of summer, just remember this conversation at...

Finding Your Zen When Your Spouse Works Late

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It's 4 p.m. and the countdown to dinner, bath, and bedtime is on! Knowing your spouse is close to being home to tag-team the...

Surviving the Japan Floods: Part 3

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From the invaluable perspectives of two people removed from the situation, it seemed best to navigate back to Higashihiroshima. I knew I could get...

Worldschooling with the WildBradburys: Combat Loneliness on the Road

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When I set out on this adventure, I was mostly concerned about the children's ability to make friends and feel included in this process....

DIY Alphabet Book for Some Learning Fun

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We are all Marie Kondo-ing right now. We have old books, magazines and catalogs leftover from the holidays, and newspapers ads that...

Keeping the School Rhythm through the Holidays

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In our house, winter break is something we look forward to. It’s a time without crazy schedules filled with family, fun, and relaxation. Pushing pause...

Managing Maternity Leave: Military Spouse Life as CEO

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You're the Financial Director, Event Organizer, Chief Operating Officer, and CEO of your household, not to mention entrepreneur on the side. So how do...

5 Day Date Ideas with Your Service Member to Take Between...

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This post is sponsored by Noodles. Christmas is a hectic time of year. Between Christmas shopping, holiday parties, and unit events, it can often be...

Study Says Moms Feel More Stressed During Tax Season

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Tax season is here and that means many of us are gathering papers, documents, and pretending we understand legal tax code and...

5 Life-Saving Meal Planning Tips

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Do you find yourself rushing around a few times a week, scrambling to get dinners together for the family? And more often...

Where In The World Are We? A World Map Adventure

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“Mom, show me where I was born again please?” my middle child asked me while I was cooking dinner. My two oldest...

Sanity-And-Happenings Manager: The New Definition of SAHM

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Why does “Stay-at-Home Mom” (SAHM) have such a negative connotation -- especially in a community where many spouses are rocking this title...

The Pros Of Procrastination: Yes, They Exist

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Tomorrow: (noun)--a mystical land where 99% of all human productivity, motivation, and achievement is stored. AKA: A place where procrastination thrives. But...

How to Move Past the Mom Guilt

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As a daughter, I tried to avoid the mom guilt at all costs. I was the goody-two-shoes kind of kid who deflated every time...

8 Simple Meals Kids Can Make Independently

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What mom wouldn't love for someone to help with the cooking? But, when given the option of having their own children be...

Spouse Spotlight: Meg Flanagan of MilKidsEd

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MilKidsEd fearless leader and Massachusetts-born Meg Flanagan wears many hats. She's Mom, a runner, teacher, avid reader, maker of fabulous soups, wife, military spouse,...