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Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but there are some simple activities or preparations that will make the season unforgettable for your kids. These simple additions will make the season sparkle for your little ones. Try these 10 tips for a magical Christmas and your kids will want to keep these traditions every year.
What a great idea to send out a military care package this Christmas. This is a perfect time to get involved, whether you are sending one to a loved one or to a package giving organization. Here are a few quick tips that explain what to put in and leave out of Christmas care packages for military members.
Christmas is just around the corner and spending time with family is part of what makes this season magical. When it’s cold outside, a great family movie with snuggling, hot chocolate, and popcorn is a wonderful idea. But what movie should you choose? There are plenty of holiday movies around. Some have talking dogs, some are animated poorly, and some have no plot and poor themes. It is sometimes difficult to find a movie for the whole family that is entertaining and appropriate for everyone. Here is a list of 5 great family Christmas movies that everyone will love.
There’s no snow on the beach, but… who needs snow when you’re surfing with Santa? We thought we’d share this throwback to visions of Christmas past (2016) to put you in the holiday mood, since there are “only” 153 days left before Christmas this year. Who knows, maybe you’ll be inspired to start your gift shopping early this year […]
By Lois Hardeman SpouseLink Guest Blogger I graduated from high school in Peoria, IL, and a year later I enlisted in the Marine Corps. What a change for a young woman from the Midwest! That time was so special, as I learned I had value and could do things I never dreamed of doing. I […]
Summer days are finally here, along with heat, humidity, holidays, cookouts, summer camp, PCS moves, festivals, and everything in between. How can you maintain your composure and look and feel fabulous when you feel yourself beginning to melt everytime you step outdoors? How will you reorganize your time when your family’s schedule changes? What will you […]
Remember being a kid? Life seemed so easy. Hours took days (sometimes weeks!) to pass. Every activity you participated in was clear and obvious for the time of year: Spending summer at the pool, riding your bike around the neighborhood, taking a family vacation. Going back to school in the fall and coming up with a costume for […]
By Lindsay of Uplifting Anchor SpouseLink Guest Blogger As the holidays come and go throughout the year, we know how to support our troops. The routine is established and the major celebrations are taken care of. The lone warriors are adopted for a Thanksgiving meal. Christmas means cookie drives and big unit parties. Deployments equal […]
By Vicki DeLuzio Guest Blogger Feeling scattered? Messy? Out of control? Welcome to Vicki DeLuzio’s house. Our Surprise, AZ, Mom guest blogger is back to share her tales of woe when it comes to keeping her house and family spotless. Or… maybe not spotless. Get her perspective on the issue below. My house isn’t as clean as […]
Missing someone you care about? Need a good night’s sleep? Just want to slow down life for a while? London Grammar’s peaceful song, Interlude, will do the trick. Its dreamy, hypnotic melody and poignant lyrics are simple and sweet, and well worth a listen. On repeat. This young British trio consists of Hanna Reid, Dan Rothman and […]
In celebration of Military Spouse Appreciation Day, May 12, 2017, songwriter Jerry Harrison (Ret. Army Major General) has shared his tribute song, “Deployed Again”, with us. He dedicates it to all military families. Here is what he shared with us about how the song came to be: I recently wrote a song “Deployed Again” as a tribute […]
Inviting friends over for… anything… soon? (For Mother’s Day, perhaps?) That’s a good enough reason as any to try this fresh homemade hummus recipe, from Southern Living. But you don’t need to wait for an excuse to throw a party to test this recipe. It also looks like something you could whip up on a Sunday morning […]
Heartbreak and tough times come to us all. Thankfully, music can help turn the tide of emotion from loss to acceptance, especially when the words and melody match the mood and depth of despair you’re feeling. Granted, it’s not a good idea to stay in that place for too long, but sometimes you just need […]
Another holiday, another chance to increase your sugar intake. Ugh. Is unhealthy food really a necessity to lure kids into participating in the activities that come their way? Sometimes you might think that, given the snacks that appear at such events. No matter if you’re a MilSpouse trying to raise a happy and healthy military […]
Whether you doze off easily only to awaken in the middle of the night and remain restless… or you can’t sleep at all right from the start, the inability to get a good night’s sleep can affect the outcome of your entire day. As a MilSpouse, you can hardly afford that — you’ve got a […]