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Veterans Day – 2015

Each year, millions of Americans gather on one brisk November day to recognize and honor those who have served in our nation’s Armed Forces.  Schools across the country participate in tributes to their communities’ members, inviting special guests to have breakfasts, while restaurants invite those same members to have a meal on them.  Parades weave down main streets, with little children waving to older generations, recognizing heroes of wars long forgotten.

Its wonderful that our communities reconnect with those who have sacrificed their lives to protect the freedoms of all.  But it is also sad that it takes one specific day in November for everyone to stop and think about those who make sacrifices the other 364 days of the year.   (more…)

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13 Years and Stronger than Ever

Today marks Hubby’s and I’s 13th wedding anniversary.  Many would say thirteen is an unlucky number, but in fact, it has proved us completely lucky over the years.  In fact, we were married on the thirteenth of October – a date known to have the most Friday the Thirteenths in history.

In honor of our thirteen years of stubbornly staying together, through thick and thin, I bring you: (more…)

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7 Questions to Ask Before You Geo-Bachelor

I often get asked the question, “what made you decide to stay behind?”  I typically laugh, because, well, its a loaded question.  I can’t say there was one thing that truly made my family and I decide that by staying behind, it would be better for us.

But there are definitely conversations or decisions you can have to help your family decide if you should go “full geo” – or geo-bachelor – families separated by distance, not by love. (more…)

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