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. […]
In 2020, Easter will have to look a little different around the world. However, in normal years, if you are stationed OCONUS, you get to take part in different traditions from the country you are stationed in. Here are some of the ways military families will celebrate Easter around the world: England Easter is an […]
Spring is here, and along with it Easter and Passover and the usual celebrations for both holidays. There are, however, other spring celebrations and events going on that don’t have to do with religious observances. And they’re close to military installations, too! 1. Norway Day Festival, Olympia, Washington You don’t have to be Norwegian to enjoy this […]
The holidays are known as one of the most stressful times of the year. It begins earlier and earlier. We are bombarded by displays, decorations, and ads before Halloween even comes around. People stress out about finding the perfect gift, or where to spend the holidays, or if they should travel at all, or how […]
Do you travel to family during the holidays? My first holiday “away” as a milspo was a Thanksgiving. My husband worked in training, so it wasn’t a day off, in fact, it was a day of regular scheduled work. Like it wasn’t a holiday at all. For him, it was no big deal. He’d spent […]
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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In the US in early February, you see hordes of harried and hurried men scouring the racks for the perfect gesture of love. Those who are newly in relationships are trying to balance getting enough without getting too much. Guys who have settled into their coupledom are honestly just trying to not forget. On the […]