When Your Spouse is Deployed and You Only Have Two Hands

This post is sponsored by Baby Tula! I was also provided free product for review. Whenever my husband was deployed, I hated going to the grocery store. I know there are more options these days such as grocery store pick-up or affordable delivery services, but back during our previous deployments, we didn’t have any of that. So, once I had three kids, it became a big issue. I could sometimes get around this by going to the grocery store when my older two were in school, or trade with a friend. However, there were sometimes when I still had to take all three and head to the …

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5 Tips For Using Your TRICARE Benefit Breast Pump

5 Tips For Using Your TRICARE Benefit Breast Pump This post is sponsored by the Breastfeeding Shop! If you are pregnant or have a new baby, you could be getting ready to purchase or find your breast pump. Having a breast pump can be a good idea for a variety of reasons. Breast pumps are useful for encouraging your milk supply, to allow you to continue to breastfeed when you go back to work, and to help you store milk if you do need to be away from your baby for any reason. Here are five tips for using your …

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How to Plan a PCS Road Trip

This post is sponsored by Pcsing.com!  You are stationed in New York, and your spouse gets orders to Arizona. Report date? June 15th! With your three kids, two dogs, and big old van, why not turn your PCS into a PCS road trip? Sometimes when you PCS you will get on an airplane, and land in your new location hours later. You are excited about your new duty station, but the plane trip? Not so much. If you go on a PCS road trip, the actual time it takes to get there can be just as exciting. When planning such a …

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Shopping All-American For Your Holiday Decorations

Shopping All-American For Your Holiday Decorations

Shopping All-American For Your Holiday Decorations This is a sponsored post!  The holidays are here! I can’t believe it. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve always seem to come in a blur of excitement and memories. As you look ahead to these holidays, you might be waiting for your spouse to return home from a deployment. There have been a few times when my husband got home right before Thanksgiving. These holiday homecomings were the best as he was home with us in time to celebrate. You might be waiting on family to come for a visit. Maybe this is …

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5 Misconceptions About Breastfeeding

5 Misconceptions About Breastfeeding

5 Misconceptions About Breastfeeding This is a sponsored post!  Before I ever had children, I knew I wanted to breastfeed once I had them. I was committed to doing this. But once my first baby was born, I realized that I had been wrong about some parts of breastfeeding. I just assumed that because I wanted to breastfeed my son, and breastfeeding was natural, breastfeeding would be easy for us. That he would be born, I would start to nurse him, and everything would fall into place. In reality, things were more complicated than that. We eventually figured out how to …

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7 Must Have Baby Products For Your New Baby

7 Must Have Baby Products For Your New Baby

7 Must Have Baby Products For Your New Baby This post is sponsored by the Breastfeeding Shop Getting ready for a new baby is always a whole lot of fun and with a new baby comes new baby products. Some you need, some you don’t. When you go to register for your baby shower, you can become quite overwhelmed by everything that is out there. What kind of stroller should you get? Which type of crib? Do you even need to buy a swing? There are so many options! And while it is true you don’t need everything, even if …

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Preparing For Your Fall or Winter Baby

Preparing For Your Fall or Winter Baby

Preparing For Your Fall or Winter Baby This post is sponsored by The Breastfeeding Shop! It doesn’t seem like it was that long ago that I was pregnant with my first little boy, waiting for the long summer to end. The last trimester of pregnancy isn’t fun, but if you are due during the fall and the winter, you really can’t wait for days to get cooler, and summer to be over. 14 years ago, I was due with my first baby on October 13th. I knew when he was born we would be right in the middle of fall, …

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4 Tips For Your Next Short-Term Move

4 Tips For Your Next Short-Term Move

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of CORT for IZEA Worldwide. All opinions are 100% mine. 4 Tips For Your Next Short-Term Move Short-term moves can happen in military life. Not every military family stays put for three to four years. Maybe there is a special school that your service member needs to go to; maybe it just makes more sense to move home for the time he will be deployed, whatever the reason, a short-term move can come with its only complications.   Here are four tips to help you through a short-term move: It’s …

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What You Need To Know About Ordering Your TRICARE Benefit Breast Pump Accessories and Supplies

What You Need To Know About Ordering Your TRICARE Benefit Breast Pump Accessories and Supplies

What You Need To Know About Ordering Your TRICARE Benefit Breast Pump Accessories and Supplies This is a sponsored post by the Breastfeeding Shop.  If you don’t already know, you can receive one breast pump at no cost through your TRICARE benefit, for every birth event. A birth event would be giving birth to a baby or an adoption. This started in 2014 and allows military spouses and service members to be able to have a new breast pump for each baby that they have. Learn How To Order A Breast Pump That Is Covered By TRICARE, if you would like more …

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How You Can Prepare For A Summer Baby

How You Can Prepare For A Summer Baby This is a sponsored post!   If you have ever been pregnant over the summer, you know how difficult it can be to get through those hot and humid months not quite feeling like yourself. If your baby is due in the summer, you probably have a lot of planning to go along with trying to stay cool during those months. Here are a few ways to prepare if you are expecting a summer baby: 1.  Drink your water You need to be drinking enough water so you stay hydrated during this …

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