Month: March 2017

Silent Warrior: Pressing Onward & Upward

Emileigh:  I “met” Kelley through Instagram, and it’s been great getting to know her.  An Army wife and mom of three, Kelley encourages other women on their journey to be their best self on her blog, the Hot ‘N’ Fit Mama’s Club.  She’s learned some great character lessons through fitness and the military life that she is kind enough to share with us in this post! I haven’t always thought of myself, a military spouse, as a silent warrior. But that’s really what we are. Every experience in life moulds us into who we were destined to become. One...

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Memoirs of a Brat: Chelsea

I’m Chelsea, and I’m a Brat… which is probably the best and worst thing ever. A Brat, if you’re unfamiliar, is just a term for a child dependent of a member of the U.S. Armed Services. My family’s particular flavor was Air Force with my Dad being the member, so my perspective, I’m sure, will be different than others. Know that some of this will be biased from my own experience but some of it will also be from my research as a grad student in the field of mental health. I loved my experience as a Brat and...

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Home Decor: Forget the Joneses

“My advice for you guys?  Don’t try to keep up with the Joneses.” That’s kind of random advice, I thought to myself.  Out of all of military life, this is what he chooses to share with us now?  Maybe he doesn’t realize how independent I am and how little I care what others think.   When a retired chaplain gave Jacob and I this advice in passing at an event for chaplain candidates, I’ll admit I didn’t think “keeping up with the Joneses” would be much of a problem for me.  Well… the man was right and I was wrong.  Although this...

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Sunglasses from GlassesUSA.com

When I got the opportunity to pick some glasses from GlassesUSA.com, Emileigh suggested I get some nice ones to go with my uniform.  Being nicer than the glasses I usually buy, I thought that would be a good call.  Looking extra professional while in uniform is always a win. There are some regulations for glasses that can be worn while in uniform, though, so they had to meet that.  Air Force regulations state: 6.3.2.1. Eyeglasses and sunglasses may have conservative ornamentation on nonprescription sunglasses or eyeglasses, frames may be black or brown material or gold or silver wire. Brand...

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