- How-To & Benefits of Starting a Community Garden in Your Neighborhood
My dear friend Amy McDaniel and I recently had the pleasure of cooking at our local community kitchen, for 50 local shut-ins. This was a first for me. And I was surprised to learn 50 shut-ins is the tip of the iceberg in our community. There are 300+ on [Read More!…]
- Military Family Travel Resources, Discounts, & Waivers
As military families around the world celebrate Easter and Passover this month, the thoughts turn to family. Spending time with family is a luxury for most mil fams, but the spring holidays offer an extra incentive. Spring Break from school is usually offered up at this time too. So, [Read More!…]
- Today’s Milspouse Way of Life… Resources & a Handbook
Military life as we know it has gotten a lot easier over the years. My husband just retired after over twenty-six years of active duty service. As I look back over those years, I see the leaps and bounds we have made in our ‘society,’ and I am excited [Read More!…]
- What You Need to Know about Domestic Abuse – VIDEO
The legal definition of domestic abuse is any abusive, violent, coercive, forceful, or threatening act or word inflicted by one member of a family or household on another. We hear about it on the news, and we read about it in the paper. Many of us know someone who [Read More!…]
- It’s Time to Clean Out Your Emotional Closet & Update Yourself
Have you ever talked with someone or read their Facebook statuses and they are constantly reminding the world they are a divorcee, victim of violence, insecure, or their world is crashing every day. There are some emotional outfits that people constantly wear every day reminding them of their struggles as [Read More!…]
- The Sensual, Elegant Saris of India!
It was the last day of college, and my excitement of doing an MBA was eclipsed by the fact I was to wear a sari to the college function that day. Most American girls will relate this to their prom event. Three weeks before my college valedictory function, I [Read More!…]
- Spring Clean & Donate to these Worthy Organizations this Weekend!
Ah… the smell of springtime is in the air which means spring cleaning is just around the corner. And, what will we do with all with all the stuff we no longer want or need? Well, I’ve researched and found many organizations willing and thankful to accept such “stuff.” [Read More!…]
- Spring, Love & Social Media Scammers Posing as U.S. Military Overseas
Spring has or will be here soon; and for many of us, it is coming none too soon. Winter is nice, for about two weeks the way I see it, but spring is the time when things come back to life. I love seeing the flowers blossom and the [Read More!…]
- When the Repairman Knocks…. 8 Must Know Safety Tips!
It has not been a good month for appliances in our house. The dishwasher started out sounding like a cricket was being strangled and then like it was chewing rocks. When it started leaking water on the floor, I knew it was time to bring in a professional. As [Read More!…]
- Amma Ki Almaari – ‘A Mom’s Closet’ is One Masterpiece at a Time
It was a photograph on Facebook that first caught my attention. A friend had posted some photos of her lovely home and a crochet flower encased in a glass frame that looked stunning. The simple colours of the thread somehow seemed to light up the doorway. I was hooked. [Read More!…]
- Get Started Now… Helpful Military Income Tax Filing Resources
Ahh, the changing of the seasons from winter to spring, to… filing taxes. What? Yes, from the cold winter winds and snows to spring’s flowers and blooms to the stressful tax season. For the military family, tax season can be especially difficult, for there are many factors they must [Read More!…]
- 5 Dating Safety Rules… Have Fun & Stay Safe
Safety is probably the last thing on your mind as you pick out your perfect red outfit, matching heels and jewelry. After all, Valentine’s Day is supposed to be about love and romance! Many may receive the perfect proposal, others will walk down the aisle, and unfortunately, some may [Read More!…]
- Veteran Suicide is at a Crisis Point… Here’s how You can Help in 2017
While visiting family during the Thanksgiving break, I received a heartbreaking email from a friend of mine. It informed me the husband of one of the ladies from my Bible study had died suddenly. They were asking for urgent prayer for her and her children. I was devastated to [Read More!…]
- 15 Tips to Keep Home Owners & Realtors Safe when Selling a House
When you put your house up for sale, do you know if it’s safe to let the potential buyer in? If you’re a Realtor, do you know if it’s safe to go inside the prospective property listing? Who are these people? One in four realtors personally experience safety related [Read More!…]
- Charitable Giving… There’s a Win-Win-Win App for that… PinRaise – VIDEO
The future of charitable giving is here, and it’s right there on your phone. New charity-based apps like PinRaise, allows users to pay it forward by making a donation right from their smart phone when they make a purchase at a participating business. This instantly eliminates two deterrents in [Read More!…]
- Law’s Challenges are Global… A Broader Perspective would Help Solve Them
I recently had a long conversation with Iohann Le Frapper, a French lawyer and Board Chair of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC). We identified several common challenges confronting lawyers — legal education and new skillsets, access to justice, technology and globalization yielding automation and labor arbitrage, the ‘gig [Read More!…]
- Tired, Stressed, Depressed & Want to Enter 2017 Feeling Better?
Can you believe 2016 is coming to a close already? It seems like just a few months ago I was putting out my new calendar, and now, I look at the end of the calendar and think of the events that shaped my 2016. I can’t remember January or [Read More!…]
- We All have a Coat or Toys We can Donate… Remember Those in Need
With the holiday season just around the corner, please remember those in need. Okay my friends, if I can do this, so can you! Yep, I just cleaned out my closets. I am donating two loads of things I do not wear or use anymore! I know what some [Read More!…]
- 8 Quick Tips to Avoid Becoming a Victim at the ATM Machine
Need cash? Let’s face it, you can find an ATM machine almost anywhere, but unless you want to pay those crazy surcharges, most of us will head to our closest bank branch and skip being charged more to withdraw. How many of you will use the drive through, because [Read More!…]
- Celebrate Veteran’s Day by Understanding it &Thanking a Vet!
Thank a Veteran “It is the Soldier, not the minister Who has given us freedom of religion. It is the Soldier, not the reporter Who has given us freedom of the press. It is the Soldier, not the poet Who has given us freedom of speech. It is the [Read More!…]