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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A Salute to the Stars and Bars this Independence Day

Independence Day means so many different things to different people.  For some it’s another 4 day weekend, for others it’s BBQ time and for a few it stands for freedom, life and liberty. My view of Independence Day has evolved as I’ve gotten older.  The 4th of July has always been a time for tanning, eating hot dogs, listening to…

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Understanding, Participating, and ENJOYING the FRG

This week I’m starting a new blog series all about the Family Readiness Group (FRG). So What is the Family Readiness Group For those of you that are totally new to the Army or Navy (other branches have the same programs but they are called Key Spouse program in the Air Force, the Family Readiness program in the Marine Corps…

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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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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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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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