Tag: military

Independence Day :: A Veteran {Mom’s} Perspective

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July 4th. We celebrate it loudly with firecrackers and barbeques. Flags flap crisply in the breeze and we are all proud to be American. July 4th evokes...

Honoring Veterans

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On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month of the year, global leaders came together to officially end World War...

Celebrating the Month of the Military Child

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April is the Month of the Military Child. It’s a chance to celebrate children all across the nation who themselves make daily sacrifices and...

How to Honor Our Veterans, Today and Everyday

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I have started and erased so many paragraphs in this post. I thought it would be an easy to write, being a veteran myself....

Military Family Appreciation Month :: Events, Deals, Freebies, Support & More

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Every year the President signs a proclamation declaring November be the month of the military family. During the month of November, the Department of Defense and...

Celebrating the Month of the Military Child

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With Fort Jackson in our backyard, Columbia is home to a large military community. It's easy to remember to celebrate and thank those who...

Why I Am Grateful for My “Nomadic” Childhood

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No, I am not a military brat (although my dad is a Marine). I am the daughter of a man who left the military...

Celebrating the Month of the Military Child

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With Fort Jackson in our backyard, Columbia is home to a large military community. It's easy to remember to celebrate and thank those who...

The Power of a Pen Pal Project

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It was recently Universal Letter Writing week, which had me wondering: Does anyone still take actual pen to paper? So I did what any tech dependent would,...

The Power of Thank You

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I have a confession. Up until three years ago, I really hadn't paid that much attention to Veterans Day. As a military brat, I knew...
Military Family Appreciation Month : Events, Deals, Freebies, Support & More - Columbia SC Moms Blog

Military Family Appreciation Month :: Events, Deals, Freebies, Support & More

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Courage. Strength. Commitment. Sacrifice. Bravery. These are all words that are a part of the daily life of those in the military and their families.  Military...

Saying Goodbye Again

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We’re back to the inescapable heat of the United Arab Emirates where temperatures vary from 100-115 degrees Fahrenheit from dusk to dawn. We are...

5 Ways the Military Didn’t Ruin My Childhood

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My claim to fame as a child was how often I moved (eight times before I turned 18), and how many states I lived...

Our Soldier, Our Hero :: What Veterans Day REALLY Means

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Veterans Day is a day to pay tribute and honor to those soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice. They chose to answer the...