Can You Feel The Love Tonight? My Review of Disney’s The Lion King

Can You Feel The Love Tonight? My Review of Disney's The Lion King

I can remember spending the night at one of my best friend’s houses in the summer of 1994, right after watching the original movie. The songs, “Can You Feel The Love Tonight?” and, “Circle of Life” were now stuck in my head. I fell hard for this movie as a young teenager, and I couldn’t wait to see the new version as a 40-year-old. The Lion King holds a special place in my heart! When I was pregnant with my first little boy in 2004, my husband and I went to San Francisco to watch the Lion King Musical. Again, …

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5 Ways Civilians Can Help Military Spouses

5 Ways Civilians Can Help Military Spouses

One of the things I really appreciate as a military spouse is when my civilian friends and family acknowledge what we go through, and the challenges we might have. There have been times when their help is what has gotten me through, and I can’t thank them enough. Sometimes we can feel like no one really sees us. That no one truly understands what we go through, or even that no one really wants to try to get our lives. We can feel as if the US as a whole doesn’t quite have a clue of what is going on …

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Let AAFMAA’s $5,000 CAP Loan Help with Your Summer Bucket List

Let AAFMAA’s $5,000 CAP Loan Help with Your Summer Bucket List

This is a sponsored post by AAFMAA! Let AAFMAA’s $5,000 CAP Loan Help with Your Summer Bucket List By Charlene Wilde AAFMAA Assistant Secretary MilSpouses are nothing if not resourceful. With school out and summer in full swing, it’s time for planning family fun, hustling kids to camps and activities, or tackling projects around the house. Personally, I can hardly wait for a break from the frenetic hum of lunch packing, homework, book orders, and running for the bus so I can enjoy a lazy morning with nowhere to be.  But money doesn’t grow on trees, and we all know …

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When You Miss Them

When You Miss Them

When you miss them, your heart can feel like it will never be the same. When you miss them, you feel that deployment ache, and know that no matter what, a part of that ache will be there until they return home. When you miss them, you have to find ways to make it through, to live your life, even with your hurting heart. As a military spouse, deployments will come. There is nothing we can really do about that. Some deployments will come more often than others, there will definitely be seasons, and you will figure out how to …

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Who are You Rooting for in the MVC Choice Awards?

Excited to have this guest post from PCSGrades!!! Who are You Rooting for in the MVC Choice Awards? I am a bit of a sucker for a contest. My competitive side just can’t stay away from entering the fray. It doesn’t matter if it is a sporting event or an awards show. I am there, front and center, rooting or voting on my favorites.  If it’s a sporting event and my favorite team isn’t playing, I’ll pick a team to root for anyway. Maybe it is the underdog team or the team that has never won the Super Bowl or …

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Have you heard what Macy’s is doing to help military families this summer?

This is a sponsored post!  Have you heard what Macy’s is doing to help military families this summer? If not, here you go. Macy’s is offering their Macy’s Salutes Those Who Serve this summer from July 1st through July 18th. What is Macy’s Salutes Those Who Serve? Between those dates, you can simply round up your Macy’s purchase amount, and donate that amount up to $.99 to Blue Star Families and Bunker Labs. Helping Blue Star Families in this way means helping create communities of mutual support and stability for military families who experience frequent moves and deployments. The other …

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17 Quotes For This Fourth Of July

17 Quotes For This Fourth Of July

It’s the 4th of July! A time to celebrate America’s freedom. A time for family and friends and BBQs and fireworks. This mid-summer celebration of our country’s birthday also can have a lot of emotion to it. During the 4th of July, we think about our freedoms, where our country has been, and what to look towards in the future. Here are 17 quotes all about the 4th of July and freedom: “Great difficulties may be surmounted by patience and perseverance.”- Abigail Adams “With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?” – Oscar Wilde “Where liberty …

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5 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Moving On Post

Does your family prefer to live on or off post?

The choice to live on post or off post is a personal one, depending on the military family, the location, and financial goals. What works for one family, might not work for another. During your time as a military spouse, you might enjoy living on post in some places, and prefer living off post in others. Some families find they prefer to always live on post and others would rather always stay off. When it comes to making the decision to live on or off post, it is best to know what you are getting into, what your options truly …

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When You Don’t Feel Strong Enough For Military Life

I couldn’t believe he was gone. I couldn’t believe this deployment had started. I couldn’t believe I had to go through this again. I certainly didn’t feel strong enough for this. I didn’t feel strong enough for the deployment. I didn’t feel strong enough for military life. And yet, somehow, the days went by. Somehow I made it through that deployment. Somehow I was strong enough to do just that. Through that deployment, and other past deployments, I realized something powerful. Not feeling strong enough to get through something doesn’t mean I am not strong enough to do so. Often …

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Get an Extra Boost this Military Spouse Appreciation Month!

This is a sponsored post by AAFMAA! Charlene G Wilde, Assistant Secretary of AAFMAA As MilSpouses, our lives are truly a combination of adventure, uncertainty, service, sacrifice, and many other things in between. And let’s face it, the truth is sometimes being a military family is downright challenging. Whether it’s working to juggle your kids solo — when just surviving a trip to the grocery store can feel like climbing Mount Everest — to feeling the pressure of having to take care of the household operations while your servicemember is away, there aren’t many dull moments (or any maybe in …

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