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Growing up military

March 2, 2012 by  
Filed under Megan, The Way I See It

There is this unspoken  (ok, sometimes loudly spoken) concern for kids of military parents. Will they adjust with the next PCS? How will they make friends? Should we stay here while our service member moves on to the next duty station? Etc. I’m not going to answer any of those questions for you. Even if [...]

All together now!

January 3, 2012 by  
Filed under Megan

This December has been a bit of a struggle for us, it started out fine but then our heater went out and was out for a week.  If any of you know me, you know that our rental house has a few issues.  It’s an old house, and everything in it is old and temperamental. [...]

Volunteering to stay sane

December 3, 2011 by  
Filed under Megan

When I was involved in COMPASS (spouses mentoring spouses program for the Navy) and as a previous Ombudsman we always talked about the fact that spouses needed to get out and if nothing else, volunteer.  It’s something that can help tremendously in learning the area, meeting new people, and making use of free time.  Simply [...]

Traditional Food Storage

October 31, 2011 by  
Filed under Megan

You hear of a lot of military spouses couponing and bargain shopping but you don’t hear of many military spouses canning,  dehydrating, or cooking from scratch, fermenting and preserving.  There are some out there, but I believe they are mostly few and far between.  There’s a really good (and obvious) reason why this is; it’s [...]

Get Prepared!

October 3, 2011 by  
Filed under Megan

As military spouses we have to get prepared for many things, in fact at times, it seems like we are in constant prep mode; deployment, pcs, new schools, new jobs, transitioning out, etc.   And if all of that isn’t enough, there is one constant that seems to always get overlooked while preparing for everything else.  [...]

Money-saving and Thrifty ideas for laundry

May 25, 2011 by  
Filed under Megan

When money gets tight I like to start thinking of ways I can spend less on our normal every day activities.  Here’s a few ideas I thought I’d share about laundry. For almost a year now I’ve been making my own laundry detergent.  There are plenty of recipes out there but the one I use is: [...]

The little things

May 20, 2011 by  
Filed under Bloggers, Megan

Sometimes the little things (or even the huge, gigantic big things) frustrate us all, and during those times it’s best to just take a break and do something else and come back to it later after you have benefited from that breathing room. It’s funny how we always think this way but never do it. [...]

Keeping busy

April 13, 2011 by  
Filed under Deployment, Megan

With our first boomer patrol over, it’s nice to see that much hasn’t changed in the few years we’ve been on shore duty.  Boat life isn’t for everyone, but for me it’s time to find myself again.  During shore duty I’m so wrapped up with family activities that sometimes I lose my self and everything [...]

It is indeed, Ipso Facto Murphy’s Law

March 18, 2011 by  
Filed under Megan

My story of rolling with the punches this patrol. There is always that saying that a deployment looms over head and either right before the person leaving leaves or right after, the whole world falls apart… Or so it seems. We refer to it as Murphy’s law, there is a direct connection between the packing [...]

Good Morning Beautiful, the place we now call home.

March 7, 2011 by  
Filed under Megan

It’s been just over 8 months since we made the trek across the country from GA to WA.  It was a bit of a headache in the beginning, but we survived.  I really didn’t want the Navy to move us for the PCS I wanted to do a DITY/PPM but I should remember we’ve got to be [...]

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