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Family Readiness

September 12, 2014
When I heard about the passing of Miriam Gay Sullivan, I stopped what I was doing and gave pause. In a summer of celebrity passings; people who are virtually household names, people whose deaths captured the headlines for days, people who had TV...
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September 9, 2014
Having a strong military is part of our nation’s history and for the majority of our citizens there is a great desire to recognize and support our troops and their families. There is an unspoken need to give back to those who choose to fight for our...
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September 2, 2014
It started off as the perfect drive. I’d had such a wonderful weekend – successfully dropping off youngest child at college, spending a few days with my parents – and was now heading home on a beautiful, blue sky day. There I was tooling down the...
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August 25, 2014
A recent NBC News segment on Hunger in America has been the buzz among military and military family advocates. The report by Feeding America, the nation's largest food bank network claims 25% of active military families get and need some help with...
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August 18, 2014
The recent death of actor Robin Williams left many of us saddened and confused. Here was a man who seemed to have it all; fame, fortune, adoring fans and family. And yet, the deep dark plague that is depression gripped him so hard he felt he had no...
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August 6, 2014
If you have young children, it’s likely that at some point, you have looked into the cost of childcare. The costs are oftentimes overwhelming and as a result, might deter you from pursuing personal goals, such as earning a degree or choosing a...
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August 5, 2014
Why didn’t you tell me that your kindness would be my sanity? I remember going to my first “mandatory fun” unit event after my second child was born. My husband had just deployed. My 19-month old was a handful. And my newborn was just a month old...
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April 2, 2014
Picture this. You are purchasing groceries for your family at your go-to store. The usual traffic of shoppers is lighter, the prices you have come to rely on have increased, and the friends and co-workers you are used to bumping into are nowhere to...
June 3, 2013
MyCAA Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program provides up to $4,000 (over 2 years) of Financial Assistance for military spouses who are pursuing degree programs, licenses or...