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Posted: 2017-11-16 16:00:34
blog.militaryfamily.org
We’ve all heard the saying that every base (and place) is what you make of it. Hawaii is no exception. Even though Hawaii may or may not be your ideal locale, there is so much to see and do and the islands’ natural beauty to enjoy, it is hard not to like it there. When we first got orders to Haw...
Posted: 2017-11-14 16:00:47
blog.militaryfamily.org
It started with great news: our 8-year-old drama queen was awarded a significant speaking part in the school’s holiday play–her first foray into acting–and she was thrilled. A few hours after, I got the news that my husband would be deploying again, and would not only miss the play, but the third ...
Posted: 2017-11-09 16:00:48
blog.militaryfamily.org
I chose my career over my military husband. I’ve always been motivated to achieve. So has my husband. This joint go-get-‘em attitude is part of what attracted us to each other. As a soldier, his ambition manifested as always going to training, doing the next step for promotion, and being good at...
Posted: 2017-11-07 16:00:27
blog.militaryfamily.org
There are some unique features of military life, usually touted as perks, that even those who are a part of the life aren’t fans of. We likely all know (or are) those who refuse to live on base, or won’t shop at the commissary, or insist on working-out off base. And beyond just base amenities, t...
Posted: 2017-11-02 15:00:43
blog.militaryfamily.org
We’re a soccer family. Our 7 and 10-year-old girls play, husband-Dave coaches both teams and I drag baby brother (2) to all the games, making me the ultimate soccer mom. We’re that family that sits at the dinner table with a white board, mapping out formations and dissecting the last game. The o...