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    3 Steps to Getting Your Military Life Back on Track

    Do you feel as though you’ve lost your way? Perhaps it seems as if you’re going in circles and don’t know what to do. Maybe you’re just tired of the same old grind, or know you were meant for more than this. Today, more than any other time in history, people are dissatisfied with their military life. Are things really that much different? Are they any harder? Or is there something else at work? When most people say their lives are a mess, they begin looking for the thing that caused everything to slip away. Was it their finances, their jobs, their relationships, their stress level? Was there a cause at…

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    10 Secrets to create happiness in your home!

    The other day I had a friend ask me what “secrets” did we have that enabled us to raise 2 amazing kids.  Secrets….I don’t know if there are any secrets to raising good kids, but I know that love, patience and A LOT of communication really made raising our children a privilege.  In an effort to answer her question about tips and strategies for creating a better home life, I thought I’d share some of our tips that worked for us! Here are 10 Tips For a Happier Home: 1.  Treat the people you live with like company.  Have you ever noticed that when company comes, you make an effort to insure…

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    Change Is A Part of Life by Judy Davis

    Change is part of life, I get that, but man oh man this past year has been filled with them, and I quite frankly would like a little time so I can adjust a bit. I don’t know about you but I can pretty much deal with what ever comes my way IF and WHEN I know it’s coming. But when change is unexpected or a tad on the emotional side it takes me a while to adjust my bearings and get back into the routine of my life. Good change, bad change, any kind of change …when it’s unexpected it’s like my foundation has to re-align itself before I’m functioning at my pique again.…

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    A Life Lesson from the Babies…

    To find true joy you must see the magic in the little things The squeal rang out and every mom went running.  Imagine our surprise when we rounded the corner and there they were a group of toddlers the oldest maybe 4 who were all gathered in a circle.  They were pointing and jumping and “oooing” laughter and delight oozing from every ounce of their body. We expected tears and found none. The adults were puzzled and slowly moved forward unsure of what we would find in the center of all the mayhem.  And there it was…. a small puddle (remember in El Paso, Tx rain is a rare thing!) that the light…