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The Word is…CONNECT!

Thursday, October 17th, 2013 Date Coupons

The dictionary defines it as; “to join, link or fasten together; to establish communication between; to have as an accompanying feature.”  My job is to help people connect with each other, no matter the distance that lies between them. If I was asked for my own word that defines connection, I’d pick “strength.” I think […]

Coming Home – Amazing Military Homecomings

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Ok, when is the last time you watched a TV show with a box of Kleenex at your side? If it wasn’t within the last 24 hours, then you didn’t catch the series opener of Coming Home on Lifetime network. Last night was the season opener of Army Wives and immediately following it was Coming […]

Is your life defined by SUCCESS or SIGNIFICANCE?

Friday, December 3rd, 2010 Fun projects togther.

December is a month when I tend to reflect on things. I look at all I have in my life and wonder if that’s the true definition of Success. I’m pretty lucky, so most of the time it is. In church last week, the minister talked about how we define Success for our own lives, […]

How dare you insult Nicki Bunting!

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Many of my readers are familiar with Nicki Bunting. Nicki lost her beloved husband Bubba to an IED in Afghanistan in 2008 while she was pregnant with their second son Cooper. This amazing woman started Bubbas Belly Run, the 5K race in Maryland dedicated to the service men and woman who paid with their lives […]

Open Mouth…Insert Foot. Gen McChrystal Speaks Out!

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Rolling Stone Magazine said that the article started out as a profile of what’s happening in the Afghanistan conflict through the eyes of its leader, General McChrystal. Unfortunately, it didn’t end that way. Gen McChrystal used what I call “$1000 words” – words that once spoken, I’d pay $1000 to stuff back in my mouth! […]

Suck it up and ask for what you want!

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

Yesterday I attended the 2nd day of a publisher’s conference and sat down for lunch at a table with 8 interesting people, most of whom I had never met. During lunch we got to know each other and I discovered two award winners, a model, a news personality and even a woman who had just […]

Flat Daddy shows military family resiliency.

Monday, May 18th, 2009

I know it sounds so cliché, but have you hugged your loved ones today? Or for that matter just really thought about how much you love them? As my schedule gets busier and busier I catch myself complaining sometimes about how much I have to do. Sometimes I am not as appreciative as I should […]

Surprise military family reunion on CNN

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Welcome Home, Dad It’s Monday and I trust it’s starting out as a good one for you. Deployment and reunion are still going on in the country daily and we experienced it first hand here in Colorado last Friday. The National Guard deployed 450 soldiers to Iraq – the largest single deployment here since WWII. They […]

Flat Daddy is still going strong in military families!

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Happy Tax Day! Ok, so that’s an oxymoron. How about Happy Wednesday…that’s better. I’m writing this because I have a request that we need to make viral somehow. You know that for the past few years I’ve been a part of working to provide a free Flat Daddy figure into any military home that requests […]

Great military family connection idea – Hugs and Kisses

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

I have the best blog post today. I received a postcard in the mail from Kristin, one of our amazing military moms.  When I read it out loud, both my office assistant and I let out a collective “awwww…” because it was so good. You know, I’ve been collecting ideas for over 6 years now […]

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