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...

Denmark Legoland Immersion

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In Northern Europe, you can find a small village of rural farms that goes by the name of Billund. Billund, Denmark still exists because...

Overcoming Math Anxiety So Your Kids Don’t Catch It

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Throughout most of the school year, we worry about passing along the flu, stomach bugs, and other yucky conditions to our children (and vice...

MOPS: A Place of Support For New Moms

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Military service members fight valiantly in war. As mothers, service member or civilian, fight our own war of sorts. Our wars may not have...

9 Tips for Navigating Deployment with School Age Children

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Preparing for a deployment is an emotional and stressful series of events. Trying to navigate the all the stressors of deployment with school age...

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 they aren't...

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 regulations in...

Sensory Activities: Making Them Part of Your Play Routine

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Little ones get bored playing with their toys — if we're counting, often within just minutes. But, they can splash endlessly in a water table. Likewise, puzzles...

Celebrating Holidays in a TLF

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Yay! You got orders, and you successfully made it to the temporary lodging facility (TLF) at your new home base. You know (with like...

Schooling on the Road: What I Packed and What I Should...

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As you all have learned by now, we are an avid homeschooling family who has taken to the open globe for a worldschooling experience....

9 Hacks for Valentine’s Day at School

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Remember Valentine's Day back in elementary school? You found the box of valentines in the seasonal aisle of Walmart with your favorite character on...

Podcasts for Moms

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Podcasts are a fun way to absorb useful information, be inspired, or simply be entertained. But finding the right podcast can be intimidating. With...

3 Tips for Car Seat Safety in Real Life

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You’ve seen the posts, memes, and witnessed the social media shaming over what car seat a child is in, and judgments over the decisions...

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 out other...

When Moving Starts to Matter to the Military Kid

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Moving as a military kid wasn't too hard when they were in preschool and the early elementary years. As long as your family was...

5 Family Friendly Fall Break Ideas on the East Coast

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Fall is a beautiful time to be living on the East Coast. When the weather turns cooler, the leaves begin to change color and...

Teaching Kids About Earthquakes Without Scaring Them

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The unknown is a dark, scary place for a kid. And, when you think about it, so much of their world is unknown. They...

Surviving the 2018 Japan Floods: Part 5

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I turned right out of the gas station parking lot with a determination I have never experienced before. This absolutely had to work. We...

4 Things to Know About Having a Baby in Germany

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I remember the day we got orders to Germany like it was yesterday. We were so excited, ready to continue our married adventure in...

Birth and Postpartum Depression During Deployment

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Giving birth and struggling with postpartum depression during deployment is something that many mothers that marry into the military experience, including me. Nine months...

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 are being...

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 process a...

Worldschooling with The Wild Bradburys: Teaching Historical Tragedies to Young Kids

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Throughout Europe, tough subjects are a regular part of life and history. The people walk among the prior execution squares. Sites of huge massacres,...

Adjusting Parenting Styles After Your Spouse Comes Home

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You just made it through six (or more) months of your spouse being on another continent — months of sleepless nights, screaming kids, household...

Surviving the 2018 Japan Floods: Part 2

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We landed and sprinkles — nothing more, no ferocious pelting rain — dotted the window on the row-20 window of our Japan Airlines flight. Carry-ons...

Is your Car Seat Ready for an Overseas Move?

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Moving overseas can be a wild ride! There are some things you don’t even think about until you need them. Sometimes moms may be too busy with the move to think about car seats overseas. This can be a challenge especially if you are not stationed near a military installation with an exchange. Even then the selection of car seats is not anywhere near what is available stateside.

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 study the...

Raising a Generation of Girl Coders

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Whether we realize we are doing it or not as parents, we often propel our children toward activities that are normalized for their genders....

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....

Military Kids and Guns: Discussing Their World

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Certain opinions and luxuries exist in the civilian world that just can’t logistically survive in the military community. Oh, you’ve lived in that house...

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 than not...

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, and unknown...

8 Ridiculously Easy Birthday Party Hacks

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Whether you're a seasoned party planner or a party planning newb, it's always nice to have a couple tricks up your sleeve to help...

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...

Bring Your Van to the Next Level with These Minivan Organization...

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This post is sponsored by Lloyd Mats. You fought it for so long, but here you are- you own a minivan. It might not be...

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...