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4 Things To Consider When Living/Traveling Abroad With Your Kids

Friday’s tragic attack in Paris undoubtedly left many military families with travel plans or orders to move abroad feeling scared and uncertain. How do you keep your kids safe in an unsafe world? How do you limit your exposure to dangerous places without staying in your home for the duration of your overseas tour? There…

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Glow Sticks. Check.

Houses five feet apart from each other on base. Yeah. Not much walking needed for a HUGE haul. Commissary candy coupons and sales. Ran out of face paint? No worries. Need a last minute costume? Again, no worries. MPs keeping things on the up and up. Although they may also try to scare you 🙂…

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You Don’t Love Your Kids As Much As I Do

It comes in many forms. Most of the time, it isn’t really meant the way it comes out. * My husband had to leave the military because he was gone all of the time and parents shouldn’t be away from their kids that much. * I left the military because I couldn’t be the father…

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Mom. Dad. Your Kids Need To See You Fail

Here’s why… They need to see that mom and dad aren’t perfect. They are human just like them, and they struggle just like they do.  Failure is a part of life. We learn from failure. Inventors fail every single day. But their next try may create something even better and bigger than they planned in…

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Carpe Diem: A Life Lesson for Military Kids

The best lesson military kids can learn? Carpe diem. Carpe diem, for those who have not watched Dead Poets Society, commonly translates as “seize the day.” This is something many military kids know intuitively, or learn at a very early age, yet it can take many adults a lifetime to learn. How can military kids…

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Web sites. Phone numbers. And empty promises.

Help. Help. I need some help! My child is having trouble in school. He has a medical problem and I’m not sure who can help me. There are forms. And questions. And so much to learn. BUT… I’m worried if I fill-out the forms for EFMP status, we’ll never be able to take him off…

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Why Bullying The New Kid Is Really Rotten

Being the new kid is never easy. It is a huge adjustment when moving to a new town. You have to go on a new bus… where you probably have no one to sit with. You have to go to a new school… where you probably don’t know anyone. You have to go to lunch……

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The Simple Lesson Of Remembrance

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. For thirty years, I have remembered this poem, and carried it in my heart. I first learned In Flanders Fields for a Memorial Day program…

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Grand-Parenting the Military Child

Many military families rely on grandparents. Deployments bring some families back to a childhood home. It’s not uncommon to ask grandparents to come visit when a new baby is on the way, especially when a spouse is gone. Moving? Sometimes it is grandma and grandpa unpacking boxes and putting sheets on beds. Grandparents can be…

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