The Rainy Season and Deployment Blues

June is the rainy season here in Japan. Someone remind me never to live in a place with a summer rainy season. What a tease we had. Spring lasted all of about 10 seconds. The cherry blossoms were stunning and we had a few truly gorgeous warm blue sky days where we lived outside. And then the …

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Tips for Managing Deployment

Because I never see it as “surviving” deployment. I either manage it well, or I mismanage it. Here are a few tips that I’ve found helps me to stay above ground when it comes to managing the long days with two kiddos. Follow a morning and evening routine. I take a half hour out of my day every …

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Travel Journal {Singapore}

Singapore was a stopover for us on our way to and from Thailand. We planned on using our space-A military flight benefit to get us almost to Thailand, and then booked tickets to Phuket once we made it there. It took us an extra week due to a massive snow storm in Tokyo derailing the …

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