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...

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....

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...

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 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...

8 Things to Do When You Feel Defeated

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As a spouse, you experience many changes in the military life: permanent change of station (PCS), deployments, training separations, job changes for your spouse,...

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...

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...

Why Vacations are Important to a Military Family

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Suitcases are packed in tight, distractible iPad games are loaded, and snacks are stowed away within reach. The littles are bouncing in their car...

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.

Is Your Child Ready to Sit in the Front Seat? Probably...

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Picture this: you’re loading up kids into your awesome minivan, counting heads as they all leave the house and making sure the dog isn’t...

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...

5 Thanksgiving Kid’s Table Ideas for the Win

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Nothing is more grating on parents’ nerves than crushing it in the kitchen, making Pinterest-worthy meals only to have our kids — our own flesh...

Indivisible — A Military Marriage Built on Faith

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Remember back to the first military movie you watched. Maybe it was as a new military spouse; perhaps it was as a kid. Either...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Helping Your Tween or Teen Set Academic Goals

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Mid-school-year can be a challenging time for students and families. Often, academics begin to feel like a drag as the long countdown to summer...

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 out of...

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...

Halloween Costume Ideas and Pro-Tips that Can Help Even the Busiest...

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Here we are. October is in full swing and your kids still don't have their Halloween costumes picked out. The kids have a million...

Cleaning with Kids: How to Clean With a “Velcro Baby”

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Every mother simultaneously looks forward to and dreads the time when her child grows up and leaves the nest. It’s the cycle of life....

8 Ways to Recover from Your Phone Addiction

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Many of us are well aware we have a phone-addiction crisis on our hands. We know the importance of showing up, and we want...

5 Ways to Keep Kids Connected to Grandparents When the Military...

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To those living the active-duty military experience, life is typically a revolving door of different homes and environments. And since Grandma and Grandpa can’t...

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...

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...

The Key to Conquering Homesickness as a Nomadic Family

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Not all who wander are lost. We’ve all seen this quote on a poster in a travel agency, or as the caption on a millennial's Instagram...

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 the ones...

7 Ways to Teach Your Child How to Study

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Teaching your child how to study is the most important skill you can give them to carry on throughout their school years. Introducing study...

Dad Is More Fun and It’s OK

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It wasn’t so long ago that dads were mostly absent from parenting — working all day, then coming home to dinner on the table...

From Mainstream Classroom to Worldschooling

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When you find out you will be a parent, one of the first things you begin pondering is your child's education. We were just...

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...

Back-to-School Tips with Meg from MilKids Ed

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If you don’t know Meg of MilKids Ed or missed this awesome video interview with her best tips for starting back to school, we...