June is My New Year

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I'm a traditionalist. But this year, setting resolutions and making big changes in January was a fool's errand. So I didn't. In mid-May, I decided that I needed some goals and that June would be a great time to start. So June kicked off my new year. As a brief recap, here's my life the past few months. We moved, for the second time in seven months,...
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3 Ways to Regain Control During a Crazy Week

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This week completely unraveled by 10:30 am on Monday. I can see you nodding your head in agreement. Yup, it happens. To be fair, it's a short week and the last week of school. But come on, I should have at least been able to enjoy a second cup of coffee before the world came crashing down. Let me share a few of the things that are on the list for t...
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To My Fellow Military Spouses: Thank You, for Everything.

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This week, we celebrate Military Spouse Appreciation Day and with it comes stories of amazing military spouses who do wonderful things for their communities. A few years ago, I reflected upon my military spouse experiences after reading this blog post on military spouses. There are so many different ways military spouses support our Service Members...
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These are a Few of My Favorite Things

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Just in time for Mother's Day I used to say I was a pretty low maintenance girl, I rarely wear makeup, I spend most of my time in gym clothes, and I prefer a date night curled up on the couch opposed to going out. But when I was compiling a list of my favorite things, I realized quickly that my low maintenance lifestyle had a few pricey things on i...
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Travel? With an infant? Yes, you really can!

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of 1 Natural Way, a TRICARE breast pump provider. All opinions are entirely my own. There I was, sitting on an airplane with a baby, not yet three months old. I had just said goodbye to my husband, as he set off on another deployment to Afghanistan. I was flying "home" to the United States to live wi...
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5 Ways to Cut Spending in April

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Money may be a somewhat taboo topic in today's society, but one thing we can all agree we like to talk about is how to save money! My husband and I are fans of the Dave Ramsey plan of getting out of debt. If you don't know about the baby steps, check them out below. In early 2017 we paid off all of our credit card debt, for the last time! We have v...
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5 Cost Efficient Ways To Update An Older Home

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This is a sponsored guest post, but all opinions are those of the author. Hi everyone! My name is Alex Berger and I am a freelance writer and blogger at The Berger Bungalow. When my husband and I were looking to purchase our first home, we considered many different options. Older homes, new homes, and even homes to build. One thing I noticed with m...
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Four Things I Bought When I Moved

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Moving is exciting, right? Well, I'd argue that it gets less fun the more times you do it within a 12-month period. But, there are some aspects of moving that are exciting. Finding a new house, hanging pictures in new rooms, rearranging furniture. And, buying new things! We've been waiting to settle in a "permanent" home to buy a few new things. (Y...
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Military Spouse Events 2018

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Military Spouse life is so hectic! There are so many great events coming up this year that I decided we really need a central location to host them. All too often, the event invitations pile up in our inbox box and before we know it, we've missed them. Here's what I have. If I've missed your event, please email me and I'll add it!   June 11-12...
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Why I Love the 'Army Wife' Label

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There are so many stereotypes in the world, most of them based on a few unfortunate encounters with a few wild people. One of the ones that annoy me the most is the negative way people, especially those within the military community, use the term "Army Wife."  One such example is the author who wrote for Task & Purpose in early 2016 (who, ...
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Why No Milspouse is an Island

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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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Three R’s to Help You Prepare for 2018

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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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Renew You in 2018 with the Military Spouse Wellness Summit

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​Six months ago I was frantically checking flights and looking at arrangements to see if there was any way I could pull off two, week long trips in the month of October. With three kids, an active duty husband, and living nowhere near family, I was feeling quite stuck. I knew that these events were going to be helpful to me, professionally, but I k...
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No Greater Love - A True Testament to the Bond of Soldiers

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Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends. ~John 15:13 Few can know the feelings of actually being in a situation faced with the decision to sacrifice their life for their friends. Each and every service member has taken on that burden; some have put themselves within the reach of enemy fire time and time agai...
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5 Ways to Celebrate Veteran’s Day Overseas

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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 Reasons to Join Mil Freelance Writers

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​So often when we see something we want fixed, we jump right in to fix it. That's what I've done this morning!  I recently attended the Military Influencers Conference in Dallas, Texas and while I haven't written a full recap yet, let me just tell you, it was eye-opening. So many amazing people within our community solving problems and helping...
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5 Ways to Face the Overseas Living Funk

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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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