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...

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...

5 Important Things I Learned Growing Up Military

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The dandelion is the official flower of the military child because it can sprout anywhere, goes where the wind takes it, and adapts to...

But All My Friends Have a Phone

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There are moments in your child’s life where all of a sudden you flashback to when they were in diapers. And as they move...

What You Need to Become a Toy Minimalist

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Every day we see our kids have the time of their lives with a pile of stones or the wood chips at the playground....

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

11 YouTube Alternatives for Kids

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There is a hot topic going around social media about child safety issues with YouTube content. The recent uptick in shares from about a...

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...

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...

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...

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...

To the Bonus Dads on Father’s Day

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To many, the term bonus dad means step-father. This is not always the case for military kids. For military kids, bonus dads come in many...

5 Easy & Kid-Friendly Vegan Snacks

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If you're a busy parent, chances are that you've fallen victim to giving your child those easy go-to snacks that are packed with sugar...

4 Tips to Getting Dressed Every Day as a New Mom

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As a new mom, I struggled a lot in the beginning to make time for myself. Getting dressed every day seems like something that...

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...

Surviving the 2018 Japan Floods: Part 4

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Never having pumped my own gas in Japan before, that could have easily have been the most eventful part of my day on any...

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...

11 Nourishing Foods for Nursing Moms

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If you're a nursing mama, chances are that you know the struggle of an increased appetite and the never-ending urge to eat. And hey,...

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...

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....

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...

4 Ways to Keep a Military Parent Connected

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As military spouses, we get what we signed up for. We've learned that workdays often frequently start before 9 a.m. and blow right by...

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...

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...

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 roles. We...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Surviving a PCS Road Trip with Kids

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You’re about to set off on an epic road trip across the states! You’ve got an awesome playlist already streaming through your mind. You’re...