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Do You Buy in to New Year’s Resolutions?

I never have.  But I think 2018 is going to be different.  I never do a New Year’s Resolution and you know what?  I also end up having a lot of regrets.  This year all those fleeting thoughts I have about things that I want to do are becoming New Year’s Resolutions. I can see where this is going to…

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Is the New Year Bringing Big Changes for You?!

“Cause, man…. Do we got some stuff coming down the pike…. I think that everyone has some sort of reaction to the end/beginning of a new year.  Personally, I think that it affects milspouses the most. With how hectic and chaotic military life can get, a new calendar year can bring A LOT of change.  Even when changes are expected…

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How to Survive the Unit Christmas Party

It’s that time of year again. Time for the dreaded company holiday party.  For many of you this is an event that you have not only been wrangled into attending, but potentially even contributing to.  This adds another layer dread… Company christmas parties really don’t have to be that terrible.  Dare I say it?  It could even be fun! Traditional,…

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What to Remember When Planning for the Ball

The Military Ball is the most extravagant function that a military unit will put on all year.  For a guest at the ball, it can turn into a logistical nightmare!  Check out the previous post in this blog series, My Best Military Ball Yet, to learn the basics about what a ball is and some of the things you have to…

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Dress for Success: Military Ball Edition

Welcome to part 3 of My Best Military Ball Yet! Blog Series.  Since I know you’re all faithful readers, you’re up to date on what a military ball is and you’re familiar with the all the ceremonial traditions that take place at one!  If not, well… the links are right there!!  Get to clicking!! Getting dressed for a military ball…

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A Beginners Guide to Military Ball Traditions

Welcome to the second post in the My Best Military Ball Yet blog series.  If you are looking for a basic run through of what the heck a military ball is, head on over to the first post of my blog series! At the very basic breakdown of the event there is a cocktail hour, receiving line, posting of the…

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My Best Military Ball Yet!!

  And believe me, I’ve been to more than my fair share of battalion and brigade balls. I am so happy with how this year’s ball went!  From my dress, to the hotel and childcare, everything went off without a hitch and I would do it all again! Military balls are the crown jewel of military events.  They are a…

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How I Learned to Crush Training Exercises

I have such a love hate relationship with field training.  I hate how much time the army takes away from my husband.  It’s time that could be spent with me, it’s time that could be spent with our children.  Hell, it’s time that he could be fixing things around the house and giving me a break so that I can…

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Welcome!!

I’m a seasoned military spouse looking to show independent women that they can flourish while navigating the military community. You’re a new military spouse, recently graduated and married to your high school/ college sweetheart.  You’re in a new town without your friends or family.  You’ve left your job that you loved (or at least liked) and now you’re struggling to…

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