June 23, 1936, thanks to a  joint congressional resolution that designated the last Sunday in September as Gold Star Mother’s Day. It has been proclaimed annually by each president.  In 2011, President Barack Obama amended the day to “Gold Star Mother’s and Family’s Day.” The American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. was incorporated in 1929 and obtained […]

Zyrtec® Allergy 24 Hour 10mg Tablets in a 30 ct. bottle for $12.70 available at your local Defense Agency Commissary. Price is effective from 9/01/17  until  9/30/17. With Autumn weather comes those seasonal allergies, at least for me it does.  I love how Zyrtec® helps me control the symptoms and side effects of having allergies.  I […]

Military marriage retreats are not something I thought I would get the pleasure of experiencing. After a conversation with my Grandfather, my husband signed us up. I must say, thank you Papa. It was a great learning event! Even the strongest of marriages need a refresher course and a chance to reconnect.  We as human […]

  Mundane activities. Cleaning up after loved ones. Scrubbing another stain out of the carpet. Fetching the mail. Grabbing the dry-cleaning. Changing the oil. Washing the windows. Just a few things that come to mind when I think of simple tasks that are mundane. Then I think about the people who benefit from those tasks. […]

There are over two million military-connected school aged children starting their summers tomorrow, or have already started their summers this week! That can be a great thing and a hassle all wrapped up in one. There is not way to keep a child entertained 24/7. If you have that child, my hats off to you! […]

There is something special about the extended military family. A nuclear family is special in of itself, but when you have an extended family tree that grows roots like a dandelion because of the military, it becomes extra special. The bond that is formed becomes intertwined with memories, tokens, photos, vacations, moments that can never […]

Hospitality is something that my Grandmother Joyce taught me at an early age. It is innately driven into my soul. Being around the ever-changing military and certain situations that pop up out of nowhere, means changing your hospitality hat often. When another military family needs support or help during the bleak times, doing just that […]