Why No Milspouse is an Island

I didn't realize the importance of having military spouse friends until we went to our second duty station. When we first got married, we didn't live on base. We didn't want to. Home was a place to escape military life. Sure, we often had friends over, and most of his friends were other Marines, but the military wasn't my life. That was his thing. ...
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7 Ways to Save Money on Groceries

As a mother it is very hard to shop smart and be frugal. I don't know about you, but I have always hated grocery shopping. Why? Because the cost of  groceries is crazy expensive. I can't imagine how families with more than three people can afford it. And the prices just keep going up. I hate how much money we spend on groceries. There are seve...
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Three R’s to Help You Prepare for 2018

As we approach the end of one year and the beginning of another, it's important to complete a few minor things to prepare for a fulfilling and successful year.   Reflect First, you should reflect on 2017.Taking time for reflection is key to self-improvement and clarity. Find a quiet place, and simply think about the year. You can ask yourself ...
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5 Ways to Celebrate Veteran’s Day Overseas

Even though we do our best to carry grateful, patriotic hearts throughout the year, November 11th is the day we've set aside to thank and honor the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces. John F. Kennedy once said, "as we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter the words but...
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5 Ways to Face the Overseas Living Funk

You have moved to a foreign country! Getting orders for an overseas duty station means an exciting, different land where unique experiences await. As friends and family find out that you have received a choice location many will get their own travel booked to come see you. Most will be encouraging. Some will be mad you are going so far away. A few ...
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Finally, A Subscription Service for Readers

Sometimes those Instagram ads get you! After scrolling past Book of the Month ads on Facebook and Instagram, I finally clicked it. I'd say it was due to the 30% off special they were running, but I'm sure it was the offer a free tote with the first book. I'm a sucker for tote bags. Before I share my thoughts on BOTM, a monthly subscription service ...
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