military families

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    When Daddy is deployed: A military mom's parenting journey

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    Multitasking mommy Erin Schurtz shares her experience of what it was like to raise a newborn while her husband was deployed on his...
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    Ma'am, yes, Ma'am! This drill sergeant mom kicks butt

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    Angela Lopez starts her day at 4 a.m. each morning. And from the time she wakes up until she gets home — she's lucky if she makes it...
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    Avoid calling me a single parent... I'm still married

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    If you are married to someone in the military, you are often alone for many months during deployments. But even though you are...
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    How kids with deployed parents can embrace the holidays

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    While it's not always easy, adults can understand deployments and manage all the challenges that come with them. For kids, however,...
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    Top military discounts and freebies to use this holiday season

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    As fast as Thanksgiving came is as fast as it went, and the madness of the holiday shopping season began. With just a few weeks left...
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    Must-haves for every military holiday care package

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    The holidays will be here before you know it. And if you thought you had plenty of time to get everything just right for your...
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    Can a civilian spouse really empathize with a military wife?

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    When someone says, "I totally get how you feel," many times, they really don't. As a military wife, I often hear those types of...
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    How to deal with the holidays when your spouse is deployed

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    Not being near your loved ones during the holidays is a hard pill to swallow for anyone. Being a military family and living far away...
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    Why you should reach out to your Family Readiness Group

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    When the guys and gals leave for a tour of duty overseas it’s a tough time for all the spouses and family members.
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    The knock: A military spouse's biggest fear

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    When my husband was on his second deployment to Iraq, I only had one friend who lived two doors down from me. We were similar in...
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    Cyberbullying within the military community

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    "Why are Army wives fat? You have the same benefits as us (us meaning military personnel), why don't you use them?" That was the...
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    How I explained to my son why Daddy is in a war zone

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    Military deployments are never easy on families. Not only do military kids miss their parents who are deployed — they also...
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    5 Ways for military spouses to make new friends

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    If you’re a military spouse more than likely you’ve had to start over in a new location and do what some of us dread...
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    6 Ways to keep the fire burning during deployments

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    When most military couples get married they typically have an idea of what's in store for them with the military lifestyle. However...
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    Military homecomings: It's not always like what you see on TV

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    Before I became a military wife I only knew about the homecomings I had seen in war movies. You know, the typical scene where said...
  16. Parenting

    How to find and keep a career when you are a military spouse

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    Being a military spouse can be fun, exciting and challenging. The majority of us support our service members in all their endeavors....
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    5 Things every military spouse needs to know about deployments

    Plain and simple — deployments suck for both the service member and their families. They are emotionally draining. And for a...
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    How to beat military spouse depression

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    Lately in the military community there has been growing discussion surrounding a topic that previously had been taboo —...
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    5 Fun ways to help your child cope with deployment

    Deployments are hard for everyone in a military family. They are long and lonely for both the parents and the kids. For children of...
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    Military families: 5 Tips for dealing with an overseas move

    Three years ago my husband received the military orders that many dream of — we were on our way to Hawaii. Unfortunately, what...