Month: August 2016

Labor of Love: 10 Hilarious Military Birth Stories

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According to the United States Department of Labor website, Labor Day “is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.” That’s awesome. One thing those workers have in common? They all have a mother who went through labor in their own right.

This year, in honor of Labor Day, we’re going to talk about the other kind of labor — the kind that gives life. We bring you 10 real life military labor stories to keep you laughing, shaking your head, and being impressed by the resilience of military mothers.

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5 Ways to Emergency Prep like a Pro

It’s that time of year again — that time where you hear about the hurricanes, the tornadoes, the heat waves. The time when you see a community devastated by weather, or a Facebook friend posting about a near-miss with Mother Nature. You know, summer.

Last week I was on the highway when a tornado warning sounded, so I pulled off and hid in a Sonic bathroom. I knew they had an interior concrete structure, and I really like their slushies.

Do you know what to do in an emergency? The only things predictable about weather is that it’s always present, and, it doesn’t discriminate. Weather doesn’t care if you live in a new house or a 100-year-old money-pit. It doesn’t care if you have renter’s insurance or if you just paid out of pocket to get the hail damage from last year repaired. It has no capacity to understand your personal or financial situation, but somehow, I swear, it knows if your spouse is deployed.
Don’t wait until you have an emergency to prepare for one. Get ready now by using Spousebuzz’s Five Tips to Prep like a Pro.

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5 Reasons to go Back to School

Summer is almost over and stores are already filling their aisles with back-to-school goodies. New markers, crayons, and glue sticks abound while parents wander with checklists making sure they have the prerequisite-sized notebooks. You’d think the end of pool days would be enough to drive kids everywhere into a deep dark depression, but if you’ve ever been school supply shopping with a little one, you know how pumped they are to pick out their new backpack. What if you could be that excited? Whether you didn’t finish college or have been thinking about that masters’ degree, here are five reasons you should go back to school:
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