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How Do YOU Parent Without Your Service Member?

It is a shocker. Even if you think you do everything yourself, the minute your service member takes off for boot camp or basic training, goes to the field, gets underway, leaves for TDY, deploys or … [Read more...]

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YDU: Gifted and Talented In One State, Not In Another?

Why didn’t you tell me my daughter would be gifted and talented in one state and not in another? Even temporarily? I was just reading on SpouseBuzz about how all 50 states are trying to make … [Read more...]

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Book by Veteran Chases Away Kids’ Monsters

One of the things I love about the military community is how proactive many of us tend to be. We are doers. We see a problem, and we do something about it. That's exactly how Pennsylvania Air … [Read more...]

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How to Stay Close With Grandparents While Far Away

Growing up I was very close to my grandparents. I was lucky enough to have four grandparents and three great-grandparents for most of my childhood. I lived close enough for weekend visits and … [Read more...]

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All 50 States Now Offer Military Child Education Help

PCSing with school-aged kids or teens is now just a little easier in all 50 states, thanks to an inter-state education agreement that is now law across the U.S. The governor of New York State, … [Read more...]

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Military Kid Cooks With Guy Fieri and Rachael Ray

Military kids are known for their adaptability, their good humor and their talent to oorah from birth, but did you know they could cook? Marine kid Helen Wilson, 12, will join the second season of … [Read more...]

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Help Me: The Back-to-School Missing Parent Void

My 5-year-old got on the school bus for the first time ever recently for his three-quarter mile ride to our local elementary school. He had his Lightening McQueen backpack filled with school … [Read more...]

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How Do YOU Get Ready For Back To School?

Back to school time starts in our house when I scrawl Edgar W. Howe’s immortal wisdom on my chalkboard: "If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane … [Read more...]

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Moving Military Kids: It’s All About the Parents

Moving military kids is really dependent on the mom and the dad, the service member and the spouse.  That's what the research on military families says. Adults who can keep a reasonably positive … [Read more...]

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Should You Send Kids To Online Public School?

As an Air Force spouse for the last 17 years and the mother of three, I have experienced almost every educational option available for military families: homeschooling, traditional public schools, DoD … [Read more...]

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Poll: Do You Give Your Child Too Much Money?

Do you give your kid enough money, not quite enough or is your kid totally spoiled? According to his longtime girlfriend (who should know cuz she helps spoil him) my son is spoiled. Her evidence? … [Read more...]

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Family Photo at the Beach: A Mom Test?

It must be some kind of Good Mom Test. Otherwise, why would perfectly sane women put themselves through the kind of agonizing torture we call a family photo on the beach? All week I’ve watched … [Read more...]

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Is Anti-Spouse Bias the Reason for Bad Health Care?

Why are babies born at military hospitals more than twice as likely to be injured during delivery than civilian babies? Why are new mothers at a military hospital more more likely to hemorrhage after … [Read more...]

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SAHM: The Work That Just Keeps Stressing

When she saw my survey results showing that 68 percent of long married military wives identified themselves as primarily stay at home moms (SAHMs), my thesis advisor tried to make a gentle … [Read more...]

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Housing Hacks: What Should You Charge for Rent?

Once I accepted the fact we were PCSing to Ft. Wainwright, Alaska (think negative 40 degree winters) from Georgia I had to move from “dazed and confused” to "focused and productive."  The biggie … [Read more...]

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4 Reasons to Try Camping With Your Family

"I require a toilet that flushes. And I don't go to the bathroom with spiders." Those were my primary reasons for not going camping with my family before last year. I want to pee in peace … [Read more...]

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Beat Summer Slowdown: How To Work With Kids At Home

I scoff in the face of office workers who whimper over their little 20 percent drop in productivity during the summer months. As so many military spouses who work from home do, I actually prefer to … [Read more...]

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How To Be A Good Military Father

What makes a good military father? Search online and you will find all these airy notions for fatherhood: Be open minded. Accept that children aren’t exactly like you. Know that it ends too … [Read more...]