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We all understand some of the challenges and advantages of living in base housing. We’ve even highlighted companies that have tackled the white walls. But one show, Lifetime’s Designing Spaces, has decided to team up …

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It keeps staring at me from the back of our storage closet. That box with the moving stickers from many different PCS moves. On the side, “Living Room” is scribbled in black marker, but that …

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“Screaming with tears running down her face, covering her ears, my ten year old daughter refused to go to the doctor, despite the fact that her temperature was steadily creeping above one-hundred. Until six months …

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I can't even count the number of times I've heard the phrase, "Well, this is your 5th (or 6th or 7th) deployment, so your family must be used to it. I'm sure you will all …

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As military families, we are keenly aware of the costs of the wars on terror. We live them, we see them around us every day. We have lost countless mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, …

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I wrote previously about the rollercoaster our upcoming transfer has been for my husband and I. First, we were definitely moving. I spent tear-filled months alternating between trying to bravely embrace the idea of leaving …

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Lifetime’s Designing Spaces partners with Lincoln Military Housing

Designing-spaces-lincoln-military-housing

We all understand some of the challenges and advantages of living in base housing. We’ve even highlighted companies that have tackled the white walls. But one show, Lifetime’s Designing Spaces, has decided to team up with a major partner in the military housing market, Lincoln Military Housing. According to the press release, “ Lincoln Military Housing (LMH) has teamed up … [Read more...]

Lifetime’s Designing Spaces partners with Lincoln Military Housing

Why Do I Keep Moving This One Box?

Why-do-i-keep-moving-this-one-box

It keeps staring at me from the back of our storage closet. That box with the moving stickers from many different PCS moves. On the side, “Living Room” is scribbled in black marker, but that doesn’t mean much of anything. Which living room? The one where we had that open floor plan and every single room was thrown together so all of our stuff was packed the same way? Or the … [Read more...]

Why Do I Keep Moving This One Box?

Guess Which One Suffers From PTSD?

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“Screaming with tears running down her face, covering her ears, my ten year old daughter refused to go to the doctor, despite the fact that her temperature was steadily creeping above one-hundred. Until six months ago, we didn’t have this problem… that is until she spent every day for three months in the hospital with her father as he struggled for his life. Since his accident … [Read more...]

Guess Which One Suffers From PTSD?

Deployment #2 (or 3 or 4!) Is Hard Too!

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I can't even count the number of times I've heard the phrase, "Well, this is your 5th (or 6th or 7th) deployment, so your family must be used to it. I'm sure you will all adjust so well since you do this all the time." I know it's always meant with a good heart, but it's sort of like pouring salt on an open wound. Not only is it not true, it makes me remember how much time my … [Read more...]

Deployment #2 (or 3 or 4!) Is Hard Too!

Invisible Wounds of War

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As military families, we are keenly aware of the costs of the wars on terror. We live them, we see them around us every day. We have lost countless mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, friends and loved ones. Some we have lost in combat, others return damaged by their experiences. Some come with the physical scars of battle, while others return with the invisible wounds … [Read more...]

Invisible Wounds of War

Embracing Fear and Change

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I wrote previously about the rollercoaster our upcoming transfer has been for my husband and I. First, we were definitely moving. I spent tear-filled months alternating between trying to bravely embrace the idea of leaving and having semi-hysterical Chicken Little breakdowns, “the sky is falling!” Then, miracle of miracles, we were staying! The heavens parted and down from the … [Read more...]

Embracing Fear and Change