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We are the Hands and Feet: The MilSpouse and Job Hunting Blues

Milspousing (military spouse-ing) ain't easy.  And while we might have been excited about joining this lifestyle, it's unfair to say that we knew what was coming down the pike.  We. Did. Not.  Now, I wrote a blurb about the challenges military spouses face.  But today, I want to specifically discuss how gosh dern difficult it… Continue reading We are the Hands and Feet: The MilSpouse and Job Hunting Blues

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The Restless Spouse 2: Handling Rejection

Why hello there, mil spouse! It's a new year, which can be a plethora of new things for you! Perhaps, this is a PCS or moving year, or it's the beginning, or continuation of, a deployment, or it's the year your spouse might be getting out of the service. Regardless, a new year always brings… Continue reading The Restless Spouse 2: Handling Rejection

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The Restless Military Spouse

"She stood in the storm; and when the storm did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails"- Elizabeth Edwards The life of a military spouse is adventurous, to say the least!  You get to travel to, and live in, all kinds of new and different places, at the expense of the government, and you… Continue reading The Restless Military Spouse

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5 Reasons Why You Should Make Your On-Base House a Home

So you got orders, again.  It is time to pack up and move, again.  It’ll be time to figure out what on Earth to do with those white (or beige) walls.  I believe that regardless of where you are stationed, or what kind of house you are dealt, you can make any place your home.… Continue reading 5 Reasons Why You Should Make Your On-Base House a Home

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Now Is the Perfect Time to Sell

You know like House Hunters but the opposite! If you’ve been following my life, you know that we had bought our first home when we moved to Colorado two years ago.  It was a very different experience from what most have being that a, we are military, and b, we bought sight unseen. In just… Continue reading Now Is the Perfect Time to Sell

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Handling the Transition

*Written June 2018 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- “So, I close my eyes to old ends And open my heart to new beginnings.” It is roughly 7am and my daughters awakes as she does everyday at the same time asking for something to eat. I instruct her to use the bathroom and wash her face while barely opening my… Continue reading Handling the Transition

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What Your Early Childhood Teacher Wants You to Know

“It’s a rare person who can take care of hearts as well as take care of business”- Unknown I spent a total of 2 years working for Child and Youth Services (CYS), an organization that caters to the needs of the families assigned to Army installations throughout the world.  Part of the CYS structure includes… Continue reading What Your Early Childhood Teacher Wants You to Know

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This Old House

I've always liked watching home improvement shows.   I also liked watching shows in which people were looking for a new home.  I enjoyed the interactive aspect of it; and I often had an opinion about which homes were the best.  I never really fancied myself buying a house that needed work; I always said that painting would be… Continue reading This Old House