Having a positive mindset is a game changer when it comes to difficult situations. I think creating this type of mindset early on in children can only set them up for success, allow for calmer decision-making skills, and a better acceptance to change. Life has many curve balls for you, no matter the plan you have for yourself. As kids navigate through these curve balls, big or small, creating a way to look at this in a positive light will give the whole experience a different meaning.[Read more…] about Helping Kids Find a Positive Perspective
This is no big secret and is part of the territory. As a veteran and a military spouse for the last 12 years, I’ve gone on and lived through my fair share of deployments, remote tours, and TDYs.
As a spouse you can’t go on deployment with your spouse, it’s impossible and dangerous don’t do it.
However, you can travel in conjunction with your spouse when they go on remote tours and most especially on a TDY. This temporary duty assignment can sometimes be to some pretty amazing places like Hawai’i, Japan or Orlando! With this in mind, there are some things to consider when visiting your spouse while they are on TDY or a remote tour.[Read more…] about TDY With Your Spouse
“I should write a book about that!” This was the thought I had on one of our many road trips last summer. I don’t know about you but I do my best thinking in the car! This thought was triggered by the idea that a move was on the horizon for our family. It wasn’t our first move, but I was struggling with the idea of having to go through it again.
At this time, I wasn’t a writer by any means, I mean I wrote books when I was a kid and have always thought about turning my kiddos’ imaginative stories into a book one day. [Read more…] about From Mom with an Idea to Published Author
Taking a road trip or traveling with your kids can be really challenging. I always suggest having a packing list and making sure you are prepared well in advance before your journey. The military provides a unique opportunity for military families to travel both CONUS and OCONUS. Personally, we’ve taken advantage of bad duty stations and made them great by traveling within the local area. We’ve seen and done things I could have never imagined doing like visiting the Great Sand Dunes National Park or staring in awe at the architectural feat of building Mount Rushmore. With these journeys comes some challenges from the littlest members of my family. Kids make travel both entertaining and meaningful, while at the same time extremely stressful and anxiety-inducing.[Read more…] about Traveling with Kids Made Easy with Military Lodging
This week we stumbled across an article about astronauts reading storybooks from the International Space Station. Knowing how much my youngest loves all things space we had to check it out. Story Time From Space did not disappoint![Read more…] about Story Time From Space