Military Child's First Day of School
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My Military Child’s First Day of School

Every momma is nervous for their child’s first day of school.  Will they make friends, will they get lost, will they like their teachers.  The list goes on and on of all the things us mommas worry about.  Add in the crazy caveats that military life brings and it can be down right terrifying.  On my military child’s first day…

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Hotel
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How to Choose A Hotel During Your PCS

There’s only one definite during a PCS.  A hotel stay.  Even if you’re super lucky and have your next home all lined up, chances are that you’ll have to stay in at least one.  Either on the drive or for the first night that you arrive in town before you can get your keys. You Learn Along the Way I’ve…

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Walgreens
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Walgreens: Why You Should Be Jazzed They Take Tricare

The rules of TriCare constantly change.  Like everything else, businesses have to place bids for government contracts in order to service the military community.  Over the years I’ve had to change our pharmacy retailer several times because of this.  Currently, TriCare uses Walgreens as their national pharmacy retailer.  Personally, I’m pretty jazzed about this and you should be, too!! Why…

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Deployment Anxiety
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Deployment Anxiety: The Crippling Fear of the Doorbell

Deployment anxiety is the hardest part of military life as far as I’m concerned.  I don’t know a single spouse who doesn’t suffer from it at some point.  For some it’s worrisome, for others it can be down right crippling.  Sometimes anxiety about another issue is exacerbated by the deployment.  Over all, deployments suck. My First Run in with Deployment…

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#1 PCS Must Have Item

PCS season is in full swing and if you’re gearing up for a move, I feel for you. Your boxes are packed, the suitcases are jammed in the back of the truck with your dog. But you feel like you’re missing something. There’s one PCS must have item that I’m sure you’re forgetting… Your streaming stick! Seriously, You’re Worried About…

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8 Pregnancies 2 live Birth
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Pregnant 8 times with 2 Live Births

Earlier this week I wrote a quick post to share my gratitude for TriCare.  In that article I briefly mentioned the trials that I’ve gone through while pregnant.  It’s so important for those who’re ready to speak about their difficulties in pregnancy to do so.  When I started down this path not many people spoke about their losses and it’s…

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An Ode to Tricare

As a military family member, I’d have to say that the absolute best benefit that the government provides us with is TriCare health insurance. I’ve had a scary week.  A few days ago I developed a severe pain to the left of my belly button.  Then my Braxton Hicks contractions kicked into overdrive and went from being uncomfortable to feeling…

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What I learned as an FRG Leader
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What I Learned as an FRG Leader

The position of FRG Leader doesn’t come naturally to everyone.  It’s a tough job that takes thick skin and a genuine drive to do good for other military families.  When I first became the FRG Leader I did a ton of research on things I could do to benefit the unit.  I learned so much more about myself along the…

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The Gilbert Family: Fourth of July 2018 Edition

We had an absolute blast on the Fourth of July this year.  We decided not to over plan this year and I’m so happy that we did.  There was no way in 100+ degree heat, 6 months pregnant, with a 3-year-old and a 1-year-old was down for an adventure. Red, White, and Boom McKinney Fourth of July Parade We started the…

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Bloglovin’: I’m Taking the Next Step

Follow my blog with Bloglovin For those of you that don’t know, Bloglovin’ is an affiliate network for bloggers and brands to come together and share resources for a mutual goal. I’ve been operating this blog at a loss for some time now, and while I love what I’m doing, it’s about time to start trying to earn something for…

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