Three Little Digits

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In my four years married to a soldier, I’ve come to peace with my lack of influence on many of the decisions that are made for our family, while I’ve also learned to appreciate the many other — though sometimes less consequential — areas of our lives where I do … Continue reading

Going with the Flow Through Life Changes

Going with the Flow through Life Changes

A Guest Post By SpouseLink.org Editor Cathleen Karlsson Going with the Flow through Life Changes Life is all about change — including learning how to cope with it in a healthy way — from to entering a life in the military to making your way through college, to becoming a new … Continue reading

Sign Up Today for the Military Spouse Wellness Summit!

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  Disclosure: I’m an unpaid event ambassador for the first-ever Military Spouse Wellness Summit: Invest In Yourself 2015! This post contains affiliate links. I won’t benefit monetarily from your clicks, but you can help me win prizes by using my links to register for the FREE summit. The Military Spouse … Continue reading

Weight Loss & Blood Pressure: The Shrinking Dad’s Story

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This is a guest post written by my college friend, Mike Franklin. You can read Part 1 of his story here, and I hope you’ll come back next Friday for Part 3! I was not new to the sport of triathlon at this point in my life. I had been … Continue reading

From Overweight to Triathlete: The Shrinking Dad’s Story

From Overweight to Triathlete: This Dad Got Healthy

This is a guest post written by my college friend, Mike Franklin. Come back next Friday for Part 2 in Mike’s story. My story doesn’t actually start at my heaviest weight. It begins way before that. Most of my life I have been “Big Mike”, at one point I had … Continue reading

Budgeting for Hotel Stays & Meals When You PCS to Germany

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I recently had the opportunity to guest post on the Automated Housing Referral Network (AHRN)’s blog. The series is seven posts long, and covers a variety of aspects of budgeting for your family’s PCS to Germany. I hope you’ll check out the entire series, but that you’ll also read, share, … Continue reading

Budgeting for Passports and Licenses When You PCS to Germany

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Moving overseas with the military means that you have to consider things that aren’t part of a domestic PCS. Because OCONUS PCSs can get expensive, the Automated Housing Referral Network (AHRN) invited me to do a series of guest posts for their blog on budgeting for a PCS to Germany. The series broken out … Continue reading

DIY Ruffled Crib Skirt

DIY Ruffled Crib Skirt Ruffles

The Project: A DIY ruffled crib skirt Total Time: Several Hours Pattern: None Used Costs: Sewing Machine, Material & Thread Difficulty: Moderate (and Requires Patience) My Daughter’s DIY Ruffled Crib Skirt Our crib skirt is by far my favorite DIY project from Small Shaw’s nursery, so I’m excited to share it with you today on … Continue reading

Why I Write About Coming Home from War (A Guest Post)

I remember exactly where I was the day the towers fell. I was a staff sergeant in the middle of the Arizona desert and like everyone in the military, we knew something big was coming. I was in Korea when Iraq started. I remember standing in the ops office, watching … Continue reading

Iseltwald, Switzerland

One of the most beautiful places we’ve traveled to since moving to Germany is the Interlaken region of Switzerland. Iseltwald is a small town (population of around 400 people) that sits immediately on Lake Brienz, a stunningly teal-colored mountain lake in the Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland, roughly 5 hours … Continue reading

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