To Bring Kids or Not to Bring Kids to Events

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We’ve all seen those children. You know the ones, they're throwing fits during the invocation at a change of command or running around during...

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...

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...

How My Baby Helped Me Make Friends

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You know the phrase when it rains, it pours? Well, it might not rain in California, but for my husband and I, the move...

Disaster: Helping Family From a Distance

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Just like explaining where you’re from, handling a natural disaster is more complicated when you’re in a military family because you're either enduring a...

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 PCS season,...

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...

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 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...

Are You Ready To Teach Your Teen To Drive? Probably Not.

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We all know the feeling of being a personal chauffeur for our kids. We drive them to practice, to friends' homes, the mall, ball...

Teaching Compassion Through Days of Kindness

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It's safe to say that parents want to raise kind, considerate, and compassionate children to grow up to be helpful and contributing members of...

5 Ways to Help Prevent the Summer Slide

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As the House Stark would say if he was not always wearing fur, and on an island somewhere - Summer is coming! Summer as...

How to Talk to Your Kids About Memorial Holidays

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A child's world should be full of imagination and discovery, exploration and wonder. So when they become old enough to wonder about the meaning...

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 don't be...

Manners for the Modern World

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In a world with endless technology, we can text and email with a device literally at our fingertips. There are a plethora of applications...

4 Ways to Stage Your Home to Help Raise Independent Kids

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As military families, many of us have been in homes that we wouldn't have chosen for ourselves. These homes may be way too small,...

3 Steps to Help You Digitally Declutter Your Life

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Social media and technology have rapidly integrated itself into our lives. In just the last 20 years we have gone from "give it all...

Worldschooling with the Wild Bradburys: 4 Ways to Get the Most...

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With a master's in Museum Science, museum-going has been a love of mine for a long time. Even the museums with the dullest of content...

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...

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...