Posts tagged military life
Searching for Beauty: Lessons Learned from Visiting the Anne Frank House

“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.” -Anne Frank

When we were stationed in Germany, we took the opportunity to visit Amsterdam in nearby Holland and visit the Anne Frank house. The tour was somber and the visitors hushed as we climbed the steep, narrow stairs to the hiding place where the Frank family, Jewish citizens in danger of being sent to the concentration camps, had hidden during World War II.

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When the PCS Dust Settles: How Do You Start Over Again?

If you've been through a military move, or PCS (Permanent Change of Station), you've been there. If you've recently moved, you're right in the middle of it. 

The flurry, stress, and excitement of sorting and getting ready for the move, the goodbyes, packing up your entire house, traveling to a new duty station,  and helping kids cope through the changes is now mostly behind you.

This is usually the point that is the hardest for me after a move--that point when everything settles down. I don't belong anywhere, don't really know anyone yet beyond a casual hello to a neighbor as I walk to my car, just don't quite fit yet. 

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Goodbye, Again...Military Separations & Deployments

I read recently that having a loved one deployed is akin to dealing with a severe long-term illness or family trauma. It’s an incredible, ongoing stress. While it's impossible in this short space to cover all you can do to care for your family while going through a deployment, here are a few thoughts.

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Is Online Education Right for a Military Spouse? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

Frequent moves, deployments, and family separations are just a few obstacles that military spouses face when trying to complete a degree.

One great solution for getting around these obstacles is online education, but is online education right for you?

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