Victoria Lynn Kelly
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  • Virginia Beach, VA
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Slow Days

It's May and sunny in Virginia Beach, and the days are slowing down. The sun is rising earlier and setting later. As I write this, my daughter has been asleep for hours, and outside my window the sky is still a soft blue, the shadows creeping along the driveway. Time seems to slow down in spring and summer here. Somehow there just seems to be more time. And my husband is off on yet another detachment, so my days are more open.We live in a hectic world, and it takes a lot to slow down. But I…See More
May 25
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May 19
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Calling all Hampton Roads Residents!

Have you ever dreamed of living in a beautiful, custom-designed home, and thought, as a military family on a limited income, that it was permanently out of your reach? This week, the Hampton Roads St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway is ending. For $100, you could make an impact for the St. Jude organization as well as be registered for a chance to win this year's home in Chesapeake's Summer Park. The house, valued at $450,000, has 2,725 square feet, five bedrooms and three bathrooms. It comes with a…See More
Apr 29
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…"
Apr 15
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Apr 14
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Blessings

My husband and I are on vacation with our infant daughter in Grand Cayman, and while it has been a wonderful, relaxing way to spend time together (and get away from the chaos of the Navy life), and introduce our winter daughter to warm climates, I have been thinking a lot about blessings on this trip.While getting my daughter arranged in her beach tent our first day on the beach, a shy, young security guard asked how old she was. "I miss when my daughter was that age," he said. We started a…See More
Mar 24
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Mar 13
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The Secret to Living Well on a Military Budget

The military community is a strange phenomenon, financially. It is one of the only communities in which you know exactly how much money your friends make--usually, because it's the same as you're making. With the constant threat of relocation looming, spouses often choose not to work, or are unable to find stable jobs, making a lot of military familes one-income households. While I work part-time teaching at a university, this brings only a little income, and, essentially, my household is one…See More
Feb 25
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Reflecting on LONE SURVIVOR

Last week my husband and I were finally able to get a babysitter so we could go see the movie LONE SURVIVOR, based on the book by Marcus Luttrell. I had read the book when it was first published; I remember I was on an airplane going to visit my husband, and I could not put it down. When I finished it I was crying, still sitting on the airplane, and I could not speak. It touched me tremendously.I thought the movie was equally emotional and realistic. Being around military men for so many years,…See More
Feb 23
Crystal C commented on Victoria Lynn Kelly's blog post Baby Update!
"It will get better, my son was like that, and he is allergic to peanuts, wheat, soy and eggs...it was rough but once we figured out what he was allergic too as a baby it got easier when he turned one. As a baby he lived on rice and grits..then as he…"
Feb 13
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Baby Update!

Well, it's been a long road with our infant daughter. As my last post explained, my husband and I have been dealing with severe food allergies/intolerances in our little girl. After almost two months of nonstop bleeding with every bowel movement (a major sign of digestive issues/allergies), a children's gastro-intestinal specialist put me on an extreme elimination diet: no dairy, soy, gluten, nuts, fish or eggs. Essentially, this would eliminate the most common children's allergens. At first,…See More
Feb 11
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Jan 23
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My Favorite Baby Products, Part 1

Shore tours are a common time for military members to think about expanding their families. As I have babies on the brain, I thought I'd put together a list of baby products I think are great for those expecting military moms!1. Baby K'tan: My daughter does not like to be left alone in a crib during the day. She loves to be cuddled against me, which makes getting anything done difficult. I am writing this post with her tucked quietly into my Baby K'tan sling, size Small. This cotton sling is…See More
Dec 23, 2013
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Dec 19, 2013
Alice Swan commented on Victoria Lynn Kelly's blog post MY FIRST BABY!
"Congratulations - she's beautiful! Been wondering when the big event would happen, and now we all know. Glad Alida and mom are doing well."
Dec 19, 2013
Alice Swan commented on Victoria Lynn Kelly's blog post Waiting!
"Good luck Victoria. I remember being in that holding pattern. What a wonderful event to be "Waiting" for. Can't wait to see pictures of our next blogger baby."
Nov 26, 2013

Victoria Lynn Kelly's Blog

Slow Days

Posted on May 25, 2014 at 7:29pm 0 Comments

It's May and sunny in Virginia Beach, and the days are slowing down. The sun is rising earlier and setting later. As I write this, my daughter has been asleep for hours, and outside my window the sky is still a soft blue, the shadows creeping along the driveway. Time seems to slow down in spring and summer here. Somehow there just seems to be more time. And my husband is off on yet another detachment, so my days are more open.

We live in a hectic world, and it takes a lot to slow…

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Things to do in New York City

Posted on May 19, 2014 at 1:49pm 0 Comments

New York City is a great getaway for military families in the DC area. It's only a short train ride, a one-hour direct flight, or a few hours' drive away. And in the summer, because so many of the local residents flee the city for the countryside and the ocean, accommodations are more affordably priced.

Here are my Top Ten wonderful, and inexpensive, things to do with kids in the city:

1. Visit the Central Park Zoo and the beautiful antique carousel in the middle of the…

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Charles James: Fashion of an Era

Posted on May 19, 2014 at 9:17am 0 Comments

Last week, in New York City, I visited a spectacular exhibit of dresses at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The dresses, designed by famed fashion designer Charles James five elaborately designed haute couture ball gowns, most from the 1940s and 1950s. These ball gowns were designed with complicated mathematical patterns and stitching and based on ideas such as Leaf Clover," "Butterfly," "Tree," "Swan," and "Diamond".

These ball gowns were spectacular; most were designed with taffeta,…

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Calling all Hampton Roads Residents!

Posted on April 28, 2014 at 2:38pm 0 Comments

Have you ever dreamed of living in a beautiful, custom-designed home, and thought, as a military family on a limited income, that it was permanently out of your reach? This week, the Hampton Roads St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway is ending. For $100, you could make an impact for the St. Jude organization as well as be registered for a chance to win this year's home in Chesapeake's Summer Park. The house, valued at $450,000, has 2,725 square feet, five bedrooms and three bathrooms. It comes with…

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