1. The Slumberpod is a blackout tent you set up OVER a pack and play! If you have to share a room with your little one (which we always do), it allows the baby to go to sleep with the lights on! We got it years ago for family vacations but this last PCS it … More Three favorite PCS items for littles:
Raise your hand if you’ve missed an appointment (or avoided making one) because you didn’t have childcare?! 🙋🏻♀️ ⁉️Did you know the Armed Services YMCA provides TWO hours of FREE childcare for medical appointments! 👋🏽 My most used service when we were at Fort Hood (which has a facility in the hospital and in town)! … More Armed Services YMCA Free Childcare
10 Places to cool off within 45min of Fort Hood! 📍Ferguson Park Splash Pad, Temple 📍The Quarry Splash Park, Leander 📍Long Branch Park, Killeen 📍West Temple Park, Temple 📍Harris Community Splash Pad, Belton 📍Temple Lake Park, Temple 📍Garey Park, Georgetown 📍Salado Springs, Salado 📍Pace Park, Salado 📍Dana Peak Beach, Harker Heights They say if you’re … More Fort Hood Splashpads and Creek Swimming
⭐️Blue Star Museums⭐️ ▪️What is it: Free Museum Entry for active duty military, national guard, reserves, and their families! 📍Where: More than 2000 museums, nature centers, and zoos across the country! 📅When: The 2022 Blue Star Museums program begins on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 21, 2022 and ends on Labor Day, Monday, September 5, … More Blue Star Museums
✨Who made them.✨Who loves them.✨Their confidence in mom and dad’s relationship with each other.✨Their importance and value to the family as a whole.✨That this world is not their true home. Things I pray will be more important to them than where they lived or the house they lived in. Obviously I only have toddlers right … More On raising military kids…
The list of new-to-you- things to find at a new duty station is endless… hair dresser, dog groomer, dentist 😬. But childcare takes the cake for us (in challenge and importance). Living far away from family takes away the easiest option. We’ve been lucky to have great church community to resource from but here’s a … More Finding a babysitter at your new duty station!
Just over here pondering my boy’s childhoods knowing that military life can be bitter sweet for so many kids. Like all military and missionary kids, mine will grow up having a hard time with the question, “Where are you from?” But is that the strongest identity marker anyway? Maybe a better question (or follow up … More Asking Military Kids a Better Question