I have a confession: When I was a child, Memorial Day meant two things to me: The beginning of summer and a big BBQ party at my parents’ friend’s house. When I got a little older, I learned that it meant something else: The date after which it is fashionably acceptable to wear white shoes. […]
There are numerous articles which praise the strength and resilience of military kids. For the most part, I agree with them. I have four children who don’t know anything besides military life, and so far they are all doing well. Even though we move every few years, experience multiple deployments, have never lived near family […]
When Americans think of “the Fighting Irish,” they may picture the football team of Notre Dame. However, there have been thousands of Irish and Irish American troops who fought for America in various wars. Approximately two-thirds of America’s Medal of Honor recipients have been Irish—more than twice as many recipients of any other ethnic group. […]
Is your part of the country buried in snow? Or are you already enjoying flowers? Either way, it is time to think about spring break and summer vacation. Most military families don’t have a huge budget for vacations, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. Whether you choose to do a “staycation” by exploring […]
“Let’s see who your real friends are,” the speaker said. I recently attended MilspouseFest in San Diego. This is a free, one-day event for military spouses where they can relax, meet new people, learn about military life, and win cool prizes. It is held at locations across the country close to major military bases. During […]
This content is sponsored by The Breastfeeding Shop As parents everywhere are planning their holiday gift-giving, they must go through the frustrating process of matching their dreams to their budget. Every parent wants to give their kid fun things. We love to see our children’s huge smiles and the way their eyes light up when […]
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