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The Military’s Best Kept Secret


Posted By on Dec 6, 2017

Dear Readers, Today I am over at one of my favorite Military Spouse Blogs sharing on one of our best kept secrets. In his groundbreaking research at the turn of the century, “Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community,” Robert Putnam, a renowned political scientist, forewarned that the very social fabric of America was coming apart. One does not need to look very far in our news today to wonder if he was right, even...

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There’s a lot I don’t know how to handle these days.   Does anyone know how to parent a toddler in today’s world? On most days I feel like I am stumbling around in the dark hoping I am at least getting something right.   The never ending flood of crazy news.   Challenges and stress at work. Time management. Volunteer commitments.   I currently find myself right in the middle of trying to serve, lead, and work in...

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Dear Readers, Today, I am so excited to be sharing over at Thrive Momma! Please enjoy this excerpt and then click on the link below to finish it over at the Thrive Momma Page. For my readers who are working moms or for those considering being one in the future, Elaine McGhee is a wonderful writer, life coach, and blogger whose work you should definitely check out. The community she is building through her work at Thrive Momma has been...

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  Dear Readers, My website is finally back up and running fine with all the backend fixes complete. I apologize for the long delay in this post. I had a different draft ready to go, and then today happened and I suddenly found the right words that I think I had been waiting to write all along, I just didn’t know it.   For those of you who are hurting today, I hope you can hear my heart in this.   For those of you...

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  Today’s post is the second installment in my new series Letters to Myself. Last week’s letter was to myself as a young military spouse, and this week’s letter is to myself as a brand new mother. I started this series, as I was inspired to go back and reflect on various areas of my life and give myself the personalized advice that I wished I had received, but in reality is only often found through the...

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Hello Readers,   Earlier this week I shared with you how I wanted to branch into writing about my experiences as a military spouse.   So with that in mind, today I want to write to my fellow military spouses—my friends and kindred spirits scattered across the globe—and share with you all just a few things I’ve learned along the way.   1. Being a military spouse will give you the choice to show up to life or check out....

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