Want To Be a Teacher? Learn How These Milspouses Made it Happen

This is a sponsored post but all opinions are my own. There are many challenges a military spouse faces within this unique lifestyle, but finding a stable career often tops the list.  There needs to be both passion and flexibility especially when the most consistent aspect of this way of life is inconsistency. Popular careers include in-home businesses, healthcare, and computer graphics, but many military spouses turn to teaching. Many spouses may embrace the idea of becoming a teacher, they…

The Military Child

Independent, strong, resilient, respectful: these are just some terms used to describe America’s military brats. Over 1.2 million children in the United States currently live in an active duty military home. Of those 1.2 million, 900,000 will have experienced at least one deployed parent. To honor their commitment and sacrifice, April has been designated as the Month of the Military Child. So, what is it really like to be the child of a service member? I was born and raised…

A Whole New World-Thailand

Thailand was never really at the top of my list of places I wanted to visit. I knew a little bit about the country from random pictures and movies, but it just never stood out to me until we moved to Japan. Being just a five-hour flight from our home, it quickly jumped the line of places I wanted to visit. Sorry Sydney, Australia…Thailand may have just taken the number one spot as my favorite destination! We started the trip…

48 Hours in Beijing, China (with kids)!

  Seeing The Great Wall of China has always been high on my bucket list (along with seeing the other six modern wonders of the world). Well, I finally got the chance this past Veteran’s Day weekend. On Friday, my family boarded a plane headed for Beijing. We booked our trip through a travel agency, and they arranged everything for us (driver, hotel, full itinerary, meals, tickets. etc.). When we arrived, our travel guide, Alice, was waiting for us and…

Top 10 Tips: Traveling with Toddlers (and Infants):

Those that know me know I have a strong love for travel. When asked where do I want to visit, my answer is always the same: Everywhere! But I seldom travel alone (or even just with the hubs). I almost always have my two under two with me, and although I would never say it’s easy, it’s definitely possible. I understand that just the thought of traveling with young children is enough to cause anxiety even in the most tolerant…

Touring the Land Down Under

Australia is a popular bucket list item for a lot of people, myself included, but it was always in the far off distance. “I want to go to Australia one day,” I had so often said, so when my husband, Jesse, started putting together a summer trip for us, I was beyond ecstatic. Since Sydney is such a big, sought-after area, we decided to spend our full eight days there, and we were so glad we did. We were never…

Hawaii of the East: 72 Hours in Okinawa

  Okinawa has been referred to as the “Hawaii of the East.” As Japan’s southern most prefecture, the island of Okinawa offers a tropical climate that can be an easy escape from the more northern parts of the country. Memorial Day weekend gave my family a couple of days to take the quick trip and do a little exploring ourselves. We booked our trip through our base’s IACE Travel department, which made things so easy from the start. The flight…

Navigating Tokyo

Sometimes, well most times, military families do not get much of a decision when selecting a duty station. The Marine Corps sends my husband where he is needed, and the family just tags along; however, in our particular case, we were asked out of AZ, CA, & Japan, where would we like to go next? For us, Japan was the obvious choice. We sometimes get weird reactions when we tell people that, but we were born to travel. We want…

A Kid in Kyoto

The second most visited place in Japan is the city of Kyoto. With a population of over 1.4 million, the city is filled with tourist hot spots, and my family couldn’t wait to visit as many as possible. My husband, son and I decided to use Veteran’s Day weekend to take the 2 night, 3 day trip to the city. We had two options-drive 5 hours, or take the 2 hour Shinkansen (bullet train). I had been wanting to take…

The Beauty of Beaufort Book Deput

  Written for Eat, Sleep, Play Beaufort Beaufort Inn’s Tabby Place was filled with fans, photographers and members of Friends of Hunting Island Thursday evening for the anticipated book debut and author signing of The Beauty of Beaufort. A year in the making, the book features over 175 image from 28 local contributors. Throughout the night, guests mingled, snacked on hors d’oeuvres, sipped wine and one lucky raffle winner even walked away with a free book. Publisher Lydia Inglett approached the…

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