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#MilitaryMonday: Moving with School-Aged Kids: The Plight of an Under-Informed Mom

December 12, 2016
Our kids attended Vicenza Elementary School in Italy for two years. As we prepared to move back to the United States , I was nervous about the transition to new schools. Will the kids be behind academically? Will they make friends? Will the curriculum be very different? Will they adjust? As it...
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#MilitaryMonday: Making the Mad Skills of Military Spouses Known

December 5, 2016
As with so many other people who land their perfect match on the internet, we met online. No, it wasn’t Tinder, although I like to believe we would both totally swipe right. We randomly found each other in a virtual fitness group, and soon learned we were both Army spouses,moms, and business driven...
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4 Things Military Families Have In Common With Everyone Else

November 21, 2016
Military families and civilian families have more in common than you might think. Finding those commonalities are super important to strengthening both of our communities.
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#MilitaryMonday: From Soldier to Veteran: A Reflection

November 14, 2016
Up until I became a mother, the biggest part of me was being a soldier. Then in an instant everything changed and difficult decisions had to take place. Here is my reflection for Veterans Day.
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#MilitaryMonday: Why I Vote!

November 7, 2016
Election Day is tomorrow! Make sure to vote on behalf of your military family and all families!
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#MilitaryMonday: Dealing with Anxiety and Crisis During Deployment

October 31, 2016
I thought I could handle the stress, anxiety and depression I was battling all by myself after we got news of another deployment. I was wrong and after crisis I learned to reach out for help. Here's my story.
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#MilitaryMonday: Family Leave builds stronger military families!

October 24, 2016
My son's birth wasn't an easy one. Luckily, I had my husband by my side the entire time. We are thankful that the military continues to expand their maternity and paternity leave policies.
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Male Spouse Perspective: Finding a Job as a Military Spouse

October 17, 2016
Finding employment as a military spouse can be difficult and frustrating. Here is one spouse's point of view and advice---he should know. He's done it three times!
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#MilitaryMonday: A World Away: Applying to Stateside College While Living Overseas

October 10, 2016
One mom tells you what it is like to have your high school senior applying for colleges while stationed overseas.
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#MilitaryMonday: Why Military Spouses Can't Have it All

September 26, 2016
In mid-July, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) published the first in a three-part series regarding military spouse employment, titled The Force Behind the Force: A Business Case for Leveraging Military Spouse Talent. The purpose of the study was: “to outline some of the...
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