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7 House Cleaning Games For Lazy Parents

When you are a Must Have Parent (the kind who holds down the fort alone because your partner is in the middle of the Pacific Ocean or, say, Kabul), you are doing the work of two parents. So you gotta … [Read more...]

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Top 10 Signs You Are A Seasoned Marine Spouse

There is something about a “seasoned” Marine Spouse that I can’t help but love. As a Navy wife I sometimes pull on the role of seasoned spouse like I had dragged an area rug off the floor to … [Read more...]

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Create a Lovely Valentine’s Day Care Package for a Friend

No matter how many times I say Valentine’s Day is silly and I plan to ignore it this year because my servicemember isn’t available, a secret part of me is still sad. My husband proposed to me the … [Read more...]

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Deployment DIY: Perfect Deployment Valentine

Valentine's: The time of year where we gorge ourselves on candy hearts, pretty red peeps, and boxes of chocolate that we will spend the rest of the year working off. See also: the holiday every MilSo … [Read more...]

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Deployment DIY: New Year’s Care Package

A fun New Year's Care Package how-to: New Year's hats, decor, sparkly drink, and even a Hoppin' John feast. All of the fun, none of the champagne. (We'll toast an extra one in your honor!) Step … [Read more...]

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Just in Time: Military Themed Gift Round-Up

If you are looking for a patriotic or military themed gifts and presents, we just want to commiserate: There are only so many years you can give grandma the "USMC MOM" sweatshirt without feeling … [Read more...]

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Vacation Time? Things to do at Myrtle Beach

When it comes to vacation there are more options than there are days of the year. But if you're looking for a great laid-back mini-getaway and call the Southeast home, a trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C. may … [Read more...]

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8 Cheap Military Ball Tricks for the Glamour Conscious

Ah, the military ball or holiday party. The perfect excuse to spend money and feel like a princess next to your Knight in shining dress uniform. But with all that excitement comes a little bit of … [Read more...]

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3 Military Uniform Rules We’d Love to Break

No one wants to see a Marine look like a 2-liter bottle of soda with a white plastic cap on top.  So we were really glad to see the USMC nix the whole discussion about making everyone wear the Dan … [Read more...]

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Easy Crafts for an Annual MilSpouse Gift Exchange

I freely admit it: I'm a under-achieving crafter. Some call it "lazy," but I like to think of it as less laziness and more a matter of priorities. I just don't have the time or patience for hours with … [Read more...]

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Decorative Coasters: Easy Holiday MilSpouse Hostess Gift

The more my schedule fills up with holiday parties, the more worried I get about the great hostess gift conundrum. How can I come up with something appropriate yet fun  ... and also inexpensive? … [Read more...]

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What Profession Works for Your Military Life?

We all know that there are certain majors you should just avoid in college. Underwater basket weaving has yet, to the best of our knowledge, landed anyone that must-have job. And I’m pretty sure my … [Read more...]

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Welcome Home Your Servicemember With Beer Cake!

Beer cake. In my twenties these would have been magic words to me, but now, in my thirties, I default to other kinds of cake. Cakes of cake. Cakes of ice cream. Cakes of money to pay all our bills? … [Read more...]

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7 Cool Things Every Milso Should Do With Instagram

Instagram is a MilSo's best friend. It's a great way to easily snap and share: with deployed personnel, family back home, and friends from all over. Also, it's the greatest way to come up with fun … [Read more...]

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Expert Tips for a Fabulous Family Holiday Photo Shoot

Getting ready to take photos for your holiday cards? We turned to the experts for some advice. Military wife and professional photographer Nadia Hurtt weighs in with the dos and and don'ts for a … [Read more...]

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‘Drunk’ Cocoa How-To: An Easy Gift Idea

It's almost that time of year again -- the air is getting frosty, there's a fire glowing in your living room (or, you're like me, and you're still in denial about the need to turn on the heat) and … [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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DIY Upcycled Camoflauge Wreath

I can't be the only one who finds discarded cammies around the house. Before this one pursued its life as a wreath, for instance, it faced uncertain death in the dryer with a mouth guard still in the … [Read more...]