I’m Terrible at Being a Military Spouse
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I’m Terrible at Being a Military Spouse

Last week my husband and I attended an annual military family mandatory fun party. This party included a meal, live entertainment, and of course, a bouncy house for the kids. Secretly, I was dreading it. As a military spouse, I should be more enthusiastic about these “family fun nights,” but often times we get there, spend the…

Bossy Toddler: How to Keep the Upper Hand
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Bossy Toddler: How to Keep the Upper Hand

Funny there’s no chapter in any parenting book called Advanced Toddler Negotiation: How to Keep the Upper Hand. I think there should be. Because somewhere between the ages of 18 months and 3 years old your sweet obedient child will turn into a rebellious teenager overnight. Of course it seems cute and funny at first….

Best Holiday App for Military Kids Far From Family
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Best Holiday App for Military Kids Far From Family

My in-laws were just here Japan for two weeks visiting us. During their visit, they met our newborn daughter for first time. These are the moments everyone appreciates when you live far from family. The moments where you build relationships and connection. The moments where you share laughs and giggles together. It’s special. It’s also…

4 Important Words to Help End Power Struggles
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4 Important Words to Help End Power Struggles

As a child, I spent idyllic summers at my family’s secluded lake cabin in the woods of Northern Wisconsin. My fondest memories include swimming with my cousins, cooking with my grandmother, and fishing with my dad. Hello nostalgia. Last Summer I returned that tiny lake cabin to share a week-long vacation with my dad, cousins,…