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How many of you have gotten this question: “How on EARTH do you do it? How does your marriage/family survive with all of that (moving, separation, etc.)”? Now, how many of you reply to this query …

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Military spouse, I think you need some time out. “Time out.” Sounds like something you’d say to a stubborn three-year-old, right? “You need a time out,” you say, as the little one collapses into a heap …

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The My Career Advancement Account Scholarship Program has implemented the Department of Defense Self-Service Logon, or DS Logon, for accessing all My Career Advancement Account Scholarship accounts. Current My Career Advancement Account Scholarship username and passwords no …

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  We commonly use the term “Keeping it Real” when we are being honest about a situation or person, even if that truth offends some people. As we go through life, learning, and growing from your …

A folded national ensign is held carefully prior to the burial of Maj. Douglas A. Zembiec, former commander of E Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment.  Zembiec was killed in action May 10.  He once told reporters during combat in Fallujah his Marines "fought like lions."  Zembiec was laid to rest by the Marine with whom he served May 15.

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Marrying my high school sweetheart on March 20, 1982, was an exciting day for me. Mark had recently graduated from technical school for the Air Force and came home on leave for our wedding. After …

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Happy Monday, readers! Sometimes, Mondays are just no fun. SO if you are on the same page as me today and need a little cheer-me-up for the Monday Blues, see these 11 photos below that …

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5 Ways to Readjust Expectations During Deployment

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It’s 10:37 p.m. on a Thursday night. I’m sitting here unshowered with one hand stuck in a large bag of chocolate chips, writing, erasing, writing, erasing some more, desperate to pull some magic from thin air for an overdue article. Two of my three girls are locked in their room finally tucked into their beds after countless glasses of water and several empty threats about … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Readjust Expectations During Deployment

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Are you currently homeschooling? Interested in homeschooling? Do you have a crazy situation you are trying to find a solution to? Advice for someone else? Or ANY question in general? Time4Learning and Military Spouse want to help! Submit your questions here and we will personally answer them!   … [Read more...]

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5 Ways the Military Family Evolves

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How many of you have gotten this question: “How on EARTH do you do it? How does your marriage/family survive with all of that (moving, separation, etc.)”? Now, how many of you reply to this query with the answer, “I don’t know….we just DO”? That is exactly how I have answered that question for the last 16 years. Recently though, I have come to realize that this answer … [Read more...]

5 Ways the Military Family Evolves

How to Make Sure YOU Are On Your Own Team

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Military spouse, I think you need some time out. “Time out.” Sounds like something you’d say to a stubborn three-year-old, right? “You need a time out,” you say, as the little one collapses into a heap and wails on the floor. We’ll all experience this as parents -- and heck, years ago, we’ve all been that kid. The thing is, I think there’s a part of that child in each and … [Read more...]

How to Make Sure YOU Are On Your Own Team

Military Spouse Career Advancement

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The My Career Advancement Account Scholarship Program has implemented the Department of Defense Self-Service Logon, or DS Logon, for accessing all My Career Advancement Account Scholarship accounts. Current My Career Advancement Account Scholarship username and passwords no longer work.  All My Career Advancement Account Scholarship participants are required to utilize a DS … [Read more...]

Military Spouse Career Advancement

Keeping it Real, in a Fake World!

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  We commonly use the term “Keeping it Real” when we are being honest about a situation or person, even if that truth offends some people. As we go through life, learning, and growing from your experiences…it becomes easier and easier for us to get side tracked and fall into “comfort zones” which unchecked can lead to us falling into the trap of “that’s how everyone else … [Read more...]

Keeping it Real, in a Fake World!

Our Heavy Hearts in Chattanooga

A folded national ensign is held carefully prior to the burial of Maj. Douglas A. Zembiec, former commander of E Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment.  Zembiec was killed in action May 10.  He once told reporters during combat in Fallujah his Marines "fought like lions."  Zembiec was laid to rest by the Marine with whom he served May 15.

Editor's Note: Katie Foley is 2014 & 2015 Independent Installation and Reserve Marine Corps Spouse of the Year. It’s every military spouse and parent’s nightmare. We all pretty much imagine it the same. The black car pulls up. In slow motion and complete silence, the men in uniform walk with a purpose to the front door. They knock. The door opens slowly and their mouths … [Read more...]

Our Heavy Hearts in Chattanooga

A Military Spouse: For Better or For Worse

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Marrying my high school sweetheart on March 20, 1982, was an exciting day for me. Mark had recently graduated from technical school for the Air Force and came home on leave for our wedding. After a brief honeymoon, we moved to his first duty assignment in the small town of Rantoul, Illinois. I really looked forward to spending the rest of my life with this man and joining his … [Read more...]

A Military Spouse: For Better or For Worse

11 Photos to Brighten Any Monday

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Happy Monday, readers! Sometimes, Mondays are just no fun. SO if you are on the same page as me today and need a little cheer-me-up for the Monday Blues, see these 11 photos below that are sure to make you at the very least, start your day off with a smile. At the very most, cry happy tears at the pure adorableness of it all. Pass it along to someone you think may be having a … [Read more...]

11 Photos to Brighten Any Monday