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Memorial Day Weekend Reminder

May 24, 2021 /

Memorial Day is coming up, so here is a little reminder: Please be considerate when wishing people a “Happy Memorial Day.” Yes, it is a weekend full of celebrations and you mean well, but for too many military families it is a day of remembrance for a loved one they lost in service to their…

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Plastic Free July 2020 Eco Challenge

July 1, 2020 /

Have you ever heard of Plastic Free July? It’s a movement that dedicates the month of July to raising awareness for the ways we can improve the environment by reducing the amount of plastic (especially single use plastic) we use in our daily lives. I know I’ve let a lot of my better habits slip.…

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Birthday Bummer – Or Is It?

June 5, 2020 /

With everything going on right now, birthday parties seem trivial. But he doesn’t understand protests, riots or social justice. All he really understands is coronavirus germs are bad and a curfew means you must be home by that time or else. And even if he did understand more, it wouldn’t change the fact that in…

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FREE Animal Coloring Book

April 24, 2020 /

Looking for some fun activities to do at home? Yeah, so are we! On nice days we’ve been enjoying the sunshine and gorgeous weather. There has been lots of frisbee, soccer, ladderball, corn hole, and even a little basketball and bocce. Thanks to Amazon, I was able to upgrade the backyard with a hammock. And…

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Celebrate Earth Day 2020!

April 20, 2020 /

Earth Day is almost here! Normally communities would be celebrating with beach and highway cleanups, festivals and expos, group hikes and bike rides, tree plantings, and other earth-loving activities. Not this year. Earth Day at a Distance Even though the usual festivities and activities are not an option thanks to coronavirus and social distancing, you…

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We Do Not Like COVID-19: If Seuss Wrote an Opinion Piece on COVID-19

April 1, 2020 /

Thanks to coronavirus and COVID-19, these are some strange times we’re all living through. Stores and companies shut down, distance and virtual learning for kids. Parents juggling school and working from home. Endless binge watching of Netflix and Disney+ (yeah, you too Hulu). And no one can find toilet paper, paper towels, wipes, soap or…

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Plastic Free July Eco Challenge

June 29, 2019 /

Last summer I participated in a challenge to go Plastic Free for the month of July. In reality, I didn’t really go plastic¬†free but I did spend the month using far fewer single use plastics. This year, I invite you to join me in taking the Plastic Free July Eco Challenge. With a wide range…

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Veterans Day at Home Depot Part 2

November 27, 2018 /

After my last post, I got a lot of feedback, support and questions. We waited until the day after to call the corporate offices to notify them about what happened and I wanted to give Home Depot a chance to follow up before responding to some of those questions. We have since heard back, so…

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Veterans Day at Home Depot

November 13, 2018 /

I’ve read many stories over the years of deplorable treatment of active duty military, veterans and spouses, but none of that prepared me for a first hand experience. Let’s talk about Home Depot and how one very rude manager was “honoring veterans” on this lovely Veterans Day. Our story starts the day before Veterans Day.…

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Dealing with Prescription Mistakes at the MTF

July 31, 2018 /

TL;DR: the base pharmacy almost dosed my 4 year old wrong and didn’t even care. It all started with a fever… This morning, Dustin and I spent 3 1/2 hours at the base hospital. The whole thing was one ridiculous fiasco after another. Dustin woke up with a 102+ fever and was miserable. He couldn’t…

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