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Started by Amanda Parks in Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Spouses Feb 7. 0 Replies

Hey everyone I am new to the area, my husband is actually stationed at the Pentagon but I figure this is the closest base for us! I am looking to connect with other military wives!Continue

What is everyone up to on this Saturday afternoon?

Started by Crystal C in Fort Belvoir Spouses Aug 3, 2013. 0 Replies

Anything interesting happening this first weekend in August on Belvoir?Continue

Celebrating Heroes Triathlon comes to Columbia, MD June 23

Started by Ciara Desmond in Uncategorized Mar 28, 2013. 0 Replies

Celebrating Heroes Triathlon Event InformationWhen: Sunday, June 23, 2013Time: 7:00 a.m.Distance: .62 Mile Swim – 17.5 Mile Bike – 3.4 Mile RunWhere: Centennial Park, Columbia, MDRegistration: Please visit…Continue

HBHL for all military spouses

Started by Jeannine Morton-Brown in Patuxent Spouses Dec 3, 2012. 0 Replies

We are new to DC but I bring with me a non-profit organization geared towards military families. We offer FREE education in nutrition and exercise as well as FREE exercise classes in Poweryoga and Powerbodyz. We focus on small life style changes…Continue

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Trapped

Posted by Chris Field on April 15, 2014 at 11:30am 2 Comments

     My first thought after reading Alice Swan’s section of our ‘Sharing the Podium’ piece was that it wasn’t necessarily military life trapping children today, it has something to do with the culture at large. And while I certainly don’t have Alice’s experience and perspective when it comes to changing duty stations and starting anew in a strange place, what I have seen isn’t quite the ideal situation I’d hoped for in raising my kids. I…

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GovX is now offering special priced tickets for MLB games

Posted by Crystal C on April 15, 2014 at 5:47am 0 Comments

If you are like me, baseball season is the best! We just went last week to my son's Opening Ceremonies. I love this sport. With baseball season underway, GovX is now offering special priced tickets for MLB games through its proprietary online verification technology. All active, reserve, veteran…

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Paris! Oh the Romance...

Posted by Victoria Lynn Kelly on April 14, 2014 at 3:21pm 1 Comment

Oh, the wonders of the shore tour...

In a few months, my husband and I are taking the trip-of-a-lifetime--to Paris! We are bringing our baby daughter (we'll see how she fares on the transatlantic flight...), and plan to spend a week exploring the not-so-touristy parts of the city (we visited Paris many years ago, and saw a lot of the "must-see" things, like the Louvre--but then I got debilitating food poisoning, so my memories are hazy).

My dream has always been to take a trip…

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Bead for Life

Posted by Victoria Lynn Kelly on April 14, 2014 at 3:12pm 0 Comments

In many military communities, Mary Kay, Stella-and-Dot, and other direct-sales parties are very popular. It is a way for women to get together, shop and have fun at the same time, especially in areas where there may not be very much else to do! Recently, I discovered a new kind of party--the fundraising party.

Bead for Life is a nonprofit organization that aims to help eradicate poverty in Uganda by hiring women to make colorful paper beaded jewelry. The women are trained in business…

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SHARING THE PODIUM: Month of the Military Child

Posted by Alice Swan on April 14, 2014 at 8:39am 0 Comments

Chris and Alice discuss the joys and challenges of raising ‘Brats’

Dear Chris: I can only imagine how long this winter has been for you, with young children in the house. Even the strongest military parent needs a break…

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What really works?

Posted by Bevin Landrum on April 11, 2014 at 6:15pm 2 Comments

Until recently I thought people were referring to other military spouses when they used the term “seasoned spouse.”  Then a friend asked me what I’ve done to survive 23 years of this crazy lifestyle and I finally had to admit that I am probably in that “well seasoned” category.  It…

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A Talk Worth Having... Why SGLI is important.

Posted by Lori T. on April 8, 2014 at 3:12pm 1 Comment

Today I read something that shocked and saddened me. I read an article about a Gold Star Wife named Theresa Jones and the terrible situtation that her deceased husband Lt. Cmdr. Landon Jones left her in. 

You can read the full story here

Though I'll give you the gist of it now. Her husband was a very money savvy and frugal gentleman, whom…

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CELEBRATING OUR SPECIAL KIDS

Posted by Alice Swan on April 7, 2014 at 10:30am 1 Comment

Listening to all the conversations about military children – how difficult their life is, the challenges they deal with, how the past 13 years of war has affected them – one thing seems to be forgotten. In the end, they are just kids, kids who want to run, play, have fun, win a prize and enjoy a day with their mom, dad…

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Latest Activity

Chris Field commented on Chris Field's blog post Trapped
"It sounds like your youngest kept you on your toes! Fires, quicksand...it sounds like all the while she was leading up to launching a new reality show, like "Base Jumping Into Volcanos" or "Who Wants to Hopscotch on the…"
19 hours ago
Bevin Landrum commented on Karen Ogden Olmstead's event Transitioning & Connecting in Northern VA
"I may be out of the country, but if I'm home then I'll be there."
Wednesday
Bevin Landrum might attend Karen Ogden Olmstead's event

Transitioning & Connecting in Northern VA at Embassy Suites Springfield

May 3, 2014 from 8am to 12pm
Connecting & Transitioning in Northern VAAre you new to the area or want to connect with others in the area. Come to connect with others and learn how to connect and refine those networking skills.  Vendors available with giveaways.  Military Discounts available.  Feel free to contact me if you have additional questions.See More
Wednesday
Bevin Landrum commented on Victoria Lynn Kelly's blog post Paris! Oh the Romance...
"Take the time to go to Normandy.  I was just in Paris last month and we went out to the American Cemetery, museums, etc.  It was fantastic.  But do take a tour.  It's a lot cheaper than your own euro priced fuel and tolls…"
Wednesday
Bevin Landrum commented on Bevin Landrum's blog post What really works?
"Alice, that is great feedback.  I didn't even consider that people might associate a ranking with my 1-5.  It was just arbitrary numbers! Yes.  For sure #5 should be at the top. Who doesn't love and need a good mental health…"
Tuesday
Alice Swan commented on Bevin Landrum's blog post What really works?
"Bevin - what a great blog. I totally agree with No. 5 - taking time for you. It probably should be No. 1, because if you aren't taking care of yourself first, you won't be able to be the best spouse, parent, employee, student, volunteer or…"
Tuesday
Alice Swan commented on Chris Field's blog post Trapped
"Chris, what a fascinating topic to discuss. Growing up in the Pittsburgh suburbs in the 60's, my neighborhood was surrounded by woods, with cricks and pricker bushes ('burgh slang). Before the neighborhood filled out and the woods became…"
Tuesday
BERTHA A LOPEZ is now a member of DCMilitary Family Life
Tuesday
Crystal C posted a blog post

GovX is now offering special priced tickets for MLB games

If you are like me, baseball season is the best! We just went last week to my son's Opening Ceremonies. I love this sport. With baseball season underway, GovX is now offering special priced tickets for MLB games through its proprietary online verification technology. All active, reserve, veteran and retired U.S. military service…See More
Tuesday
Chris Field posted a blog post

Trapped

     My first thought after reading Alice Swan’s section of our ‘Sharing the Podium’ piece was that it wasn’t necessarily military life trapping children today, it has something to do with the culture at large. And while I certainly don’t have Alice’s experience and perspective when it comes to changing duty stations and starting anew in a strange place, what I have seen isn’t quite the ideal situation I’d hoped for in raising my kids. I fear that honest and appropriate concern for children’s…See More
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Victoria Lynn Kelly posted blog posts
Monday
Bevin Landrum posted a blog post

What really works?

Until recently I thought people were referring to other military spouses when they used the term “seasoned spouse.”  Then a friend asked me what I’ve done to survive 23 years of this crazy lifestyle and I finally had to admit that I am probably in that “well seasoned” category.  It bothered me at first, until I realized the life…See More
Monday
Alice Swan posted a blog post

SHARING THE PODIUM: Month of the Military Child

Chris and Alice discuss the joys and challenges of raising ‘Brats’Dear Chris: I can only imagine how long this winter has been for you, with young children in the house. Even the strongest military parent needs a break now and then. But it is finally April, and hopefully warmer weather will let you send your Brats out to…See More
Monday
Alice Swan commented on Alice Swan's blog post CELEBRATING OUR SPECIAL KIDS
"JB Myer-HH is also hosting a Children's Fair on April 26 at the CPL Terry Smith Gym, from 11am-2pm. There will be Moon Bounces, toddler climbing area, games, give-aways, Treasure Hunt, and some surprise visitors from the Long Branch Nature…"
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Lesley Raub is now a member of DCMilitary Family Life
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