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Toodles, poodles! It’s Time for a Pity Party.

See ya later alligator!  – –   After a while, crocodile! Good-byes always seem to be just around the corner in military life. But if they make you want to cry crocodile-size tears, why are they called GOOD-byes instead of BAD-byes? If mom ships out or dad deploys, “sad” may be the only adjective to describe your…

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Asking for HELP is Never easy – – Even for Superheroes

Ever have a hard time asking for help? You’re not alone. In a short Batman flick I watched with my kids, Superman attempts to persuade the stoic caped crusader to join his powerhouse team of heroes: the Justice League. At first, Batman resists recruitment, insisting he is completely self-sufficient; he can keep Gotham City safe…

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13 CRAZY Things Parents With Military Kids Say…

The things moms and dads in military families say may sometimes seem a little strange to anyone who isn’t a part of a military family. But, to us, they TOTALLY make sense. Have you said any of these things? No, we can’t paint your room this move but we might be able to do it with…

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On November 9th: Show Support for Your Military Kids!

On Wednesday, November 9th, show support for your military kids by having a post-election plan. FOUR Post-Election Strategies for Military Parents ** 1 ** Your kids are listening to what you say and worrying about the outcome of the election. Regardless of who is elected on Tuesday, November 8, that person will now be their…

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9 REASONS Military Dads Rock

Father’s Day is June 19 and if dad is deployed NOW is the time to get a gift off to him! What are 5 easy and inexpensive gifts for a dad in the military: Write him a note telling him why he ROCKS. (See the list below for a few ideas.) Draw him a picture of…

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On Being an Only Child in a Military Family

Each military kid’s story is unique. We asked Sophia, an Army kid, to talk about what it’s like being an only child in a military family. Maybe you can relate? What is your experience as an only child in a military family? _____ Being an only child in a military family can be boring but…

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How to Lessen Stress That Comes With Military Moves

Military children move approximately six to nine times from when they start kindergarten to when they finish high school. That means on average, military kids move three times more often than their civilian peers. While these statistics may make it seem that military kids should be well-accustomed to moving, each transition can bring new challenges.…

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