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Chocolate Gravy: Comfort Food at Fisher House

Your mother would forbid chocolate gravy at breakfast. But when you are a guest of Fisher House—those lovely folks who provide free or low cost housing for wounded, ill or injured service members … [Read more...]

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Deployment Helped My Sons Find Their Voices

My three sons had no idea what was waiting in the package that arrived one cold and snowy day before Christmas 2012. Their dad had been away for four months of a yearlong deployment, and the holidays … [Read more...]

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5 Picture Presents We’re Ordering for our Holiday Care Packages

It's that time of year again. When the rest of the world starts buying Halloween candy, and we start thinking about what on earth we can put in a Christmas or Hannukah box that might take the bite out … [Read more...]

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Books Help MilKids Through Tough Feelings

My 5-year-old is a worrywart. I'm embarrassed to say that he takes after his mother -- if anything goes off plan or off schedule it's a cue to FREAK OUT. I've gotten better about it over time, but he … [Read more...]

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Solution for Finding the Perfect Ball Gown?

With every fall comes a considerable amount of dread as I peer into the recesses of my closet and look, with great trepidation, for the dress that I will wear to the USMC Birthday Ball. And every … [Read more...]

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What to do With Those Unwanted Presents

Ho ho ho and holy cow. You saw this and thought of me? Really? Wow. Do we even know each other at all? From the look of some of these presents, I really have to wonder. If you're like me, you spent … [Read more...]

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Little Passports: Great Gift for the Traveling MilKid

Updated Nov. 16, 2013 There’s no doubt about it: military kids get around. Even my 3-year-old has lived in four states in his short life and driven through at least 22 in his travels between duty … [Read more...]

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Daddy Dolls: A Huggable Photo

When my husband was away on his last deployment, our daughter slept with a photo of her daddy under her pillow for the entire 10 months he was away. By the time he returned home, the photo was … [Read more...]

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Hard Rock Café offers Military Discounts Worldwide

A couple weeks ago my husband and I spent the weekend Florence, which is about three hours south of our base. And yes, my jaw is constantly left hanging wide open when I say things like “we spent … [Read more...]

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Giveaway: Deal-a-Day Site Credit

As we continue to host great giveaways throughout December we’re excited to bring you one thats just for military families and veterans. Troopswap, a deal-a-day site launched earlier this year … [Read more...]

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Ergo Giveaway Over – Did you Win?

We just picked at random the winner of an ErgoBABY Carrier – our latest giveaway, which ended last night. I’m excited to say that, just like last time, the winner is a Soldier – this time one … [Read more...]

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Reminder: Giveaway Ends Tonight

If you haven't entered our giveaway for an ERGObaby carrier -- do it! The giveaway ends tonight. Even if you don't have a kid, you probably know someone who does or who will soon (they are expecting … [Read more...]

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Giveaway: Ergo Baby Carrier

This giveaway has ended -- thanks to everyone who entered! We are excited to bring you yet another great giveaway from our military mama (and Daddy, too!) must-have list. Our last giveaway was a … [Read more...]

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Giveaway Winner! Is it You?

I love picking winners for giveaways and knowing I'm going to make someone's day. Even though I use an automatic number generator at Random.org for the job, it still gives me a thrill. There were … [Read more...]

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Giveaway Ends Tomorrow!

Have you entered our giveaway for a Alpha Omega Elite child car seat yet? Our giveaway ends Monday night and we'll be announcing the winner on Tuesday both here on the blog and by sending them an … [Read more...]

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Giveaway From the Must-Have List

Update: This giveaway ended Nov. 28 -- but we'll be running a few more before Christmas, including one starting Dec. 5, so check back! Thanks to everyone who entered! Baby gear is expensive, and … [Read more...]

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The Military Mama Gift Guide

A fellow military spouse is having her first child and you want to give her something both useful and appropriate for the military lifestyle. But what? How do you tell the difference between your … [Read more...]

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Review & Giveaway: Glasses Online

Edit: This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to our winner, Trisha! I have long been a fan of ordering prescription glasses online. The reasons are pretty simple: it’s cheaper than a traditional … [Read more...]