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Article Credit: Amanda Patterson Crowe, for NextGen MilSpouse Last year, NextGen MilSpouse talked us through the Risk of Choosing to Stay at Home and encouraged military spouses to think about the following: “We give so much of ourselves to …

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Have you ever been talking with someone, nodding your head listening to them speak, hearing their words…but been thinking to yourself the entire conversation, “How do they do it?” How does this successful person balance …

Becoming whole again

Article Credit: JoMyGosh.com No matter what you think about the movie American Sniper, it has people talking and bringing our Service Members and our Veterans into the foreground. And, some Veterans feel that the movie got …

YVBC

Booze and the military have been going hand in hand since the beginning. I mean, the Marines were created in a bar! So, it shouldn’t come as a big surprise when two veterans decided to …

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Author: Danielle Medolla, 2014 Armed Forces Insurance Coast Guard Spouse of the Year Just yesterday while taking about the Department of Homeland Security funding issues I candidly said to my co-worker “If I had the opportunity to …

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Betty Crocker I am not. I am great at cooking, but baking has always alluded me. However, when my big, bad Marine came to visit the first time after we got married, I had the …

Busting the Myths of Eating Disorderes

It’s common knowledge that there is an obsession with dieting and weight loss in our culture. We glorify models and celebrities not based on their talent or intelligence, but instead on their weight and appearance. …

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Military life. Sometimes it can seem like it’s a whole different world; acronyms, customs and traditions, a different uniform for each occasion, unexpected changes, and unique challenges. No matter how much many of us knew …

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It is the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima. Today, we remember more than 6,000 Americans killed and over 17,000 wounded in that battle. Along with one of the most enduring war photos …

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    Whether a car is brand new or just new to you, it makes for an exciting time in anyone's life. Keep the good feelings going by really understanding what owning a car REALLY costs you.

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My First Year as a Military Wife

In just 2 days (ahhh!) we’ll be celebrating our first wedding anniversary! So much has happened this year– a PCS, major changes in my (un- and re-) employment, C school, totaled cars, new cars, new apartments! It … Continue Reading

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4 Ways to Embrace Sex Positivity

I don’t remember learning about sex in middle or high school. In fact, I don’t even remember having many conversations about it in college. No one ever asked me what I wanted sexually, and I never thought about it … Continue Reading

Why We Have Chosen to Live Apart

Why We Chose to Live Apart

Photo Credit: Morning Calm Weekly News It’s funny how our opinions on certain things change as our life experience shifts. For the majority of my marriage I have always believed that keeping the family together, … Continue Reading

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Short-Term SAH Parent with Long-Term Goals?

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Article Credit: Amanda Patterson Crowe, for NextGen MilSpouse Last year, NextGen MilSpouse talked us through the Risk of Choosing to Stay at Home and encouraged military spouses to think about the following: “We give so much of ourselves to others. We must learn how to take time to grow ourselves and our dreams as well.  As beautiful as the choice to stay home is, it comes … [Read more...]

Short-Term SAH Parent with Long-Term Goals?

The Secrets to Success

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Have you ever been talking with someone, nodding your head listening to them speak, hearing their words…but been thinking to yourself the entire conversation, “How do they do it?” How does this successful person balance the military lifestyle, raise children, keep a household running smoothly and move every few years? How did she make it to the top? How is he climbing the … [Read more...]

The Secrets to Success

Becoming Whole Again After Deployment

Becoming whole again

Article Credit: JoMyGosh.com No matter what you think about the movie American Sniper, it has people talking and bringing our Service Members and our Veterans into the foreground. And, some Veterans feel that the movie got it right, validating their experience. Our Service Members and Veterans should be acknowledged for their service and sacrifice. And, so should their … [Read more...]

Becoming Whole Again After Deployment

Young Veterans “Brew” Up A New Business

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Booze and the military have been going hand in hand since the beginning. I mean, the Marines were created in a bar! So, it shouldn’t come as a big surprise when two veterans decided to "brew" up a new business: a small local brewery in Virginia Beach, VA. The area does, after all, have the largest military footprint on the east coast. I was lucky enough to sit down with Neil … [Read more...]

Young Veterans “Brew” Up A New Business

Coast Guard Shut Down Signals Lack of Respect for America

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Author: Danielle Medolla, 2014 Armed Forces Insurance Coast Guard Spouse of the Year Just yesterday while taking about the Department of Homeland Security funding issues I candidly said to my co-worker “If I had the opportunity to meet and actually speak with President Obama or Congress, I would ask them ‘Why don’t you love the Coast Guard?'” I was being very egocentric at … [Read more...]

Coast Guard Shut Down Signals Lack of Respect for America

Busting the Myths of Eating Disorders

Busting the Myths of Eating Disorderes

It’s common knowledge that there is an obsession with dieting and weight loss in our culture. We glorify models and celebrities not based on their talent or intelligence, but instead on their weight and appearance. While some people and places are fighting back, it’s vital that we still have open discussions about the harmful effects of a society where being thin trumps … [Read more...]

Busting the Myths of Eating Disorders

10 Breathtaking Photos of the Battle of Iwo Jima

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It is the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima. Today, we remember more than 6,000 Americans killed and over 17,000 wounded in that battle. Along with one of the most enduring war photos in history of Marines raising the flag over Mount Suribachi (by photographer Joe Rosenthal), we present to you today a breathtaking slideshow of photos from the battle. Slideshow credit: … [Read more...]

10 Breathtaking Photos of the Battle of Iwo Jima