• One’s Trash is Another’s Treasure

    By A Modern Military Mother on August 15, 2013
    Mrs Sparkle pointed out to me, as we were clearing out my office, that I ‘may’ have hoarding tendencies. She was being polite because I absolutely ‘do’ have hoarding tendencies. I realised after she said this that I hoard to give me security and holding onto stuff makes me feel safe. However, it’s a false security and really I am just […]
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  • Great Reasons to Stay in the UK

    By A Modern Military Mother on August 13, 2013
    As your family grows, so does the cost of going on holiday. In your childless days you may have been used to an annual holiday abroad, but since having children money is tighter and this simply isn’t an option anymore. More and more families are choosing short UK breaks over big budget holidays, and with so much to do right […]
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  • Every Thursday Read Me in The Salisbury Journal

    By A Modern Military Mother on August 7, 2013
    I have been writing for the Salisbury Journal for exactly three months – hurrah!! You can read my columns here: http://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/sj_opinion/modern_military_mother/ Please check them out, share on Facebook and Twitter and also comment. It would be fab to hear from you. Big love xxx        
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  • Guest Post: Five family-friendly destinations in the UK

    By A Modern Military Mother on August 7, 2013
    With the kids off school, why not treat them to a fun-filled Bank Holiday weekend? The UK has many family-friendly hot-spots, so pack your bags and enjoy a mini-break to remember. Here are five must-see destinations: Blackpool What would the summer be without a trip to the beach? Blackpool has one of the best coastlines in the UK and is […]
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  • Health Warning to Men – Boots and Watches-itis

    By A Modern Military Mother on August 7, 2013
    Now if women suffer from ‘Shoes and Handbag-itis’ then estranged husband Hagar he suffers from Boots and Watches-itis. I didn’t realise it until we moved him out of quarters recently that man has boots up the ying yang and he still wants more. He’s very excited about the new boots being issued to the military.  The Ministry of Defence has signed a […]
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  • Geek Chic

    By A Modern Military Mother on August 7, 2013
    I was always a bit of a geek at school. I didn’t really align myself with any fashion clique. I just sort of made it up as I went along. In the 80s at my comprehensive school the loudest two groups were the Mods and the Goths. The Mods were a tightly knit clique, that spanned the year groups. Their […]
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  • Health Warning to Women – Shoes and Handbag-itis

    By A Modern Military Mother on August 7, 2013
    I have just realised that I may be suffering with a long term illness called ‘Shoe and Handbag-itis‘. As a bit of a tomboy, I always thought I was immune to this very serious female condition. I have now learned that it can strike you at any age. Even though, I thought that I wasn’t one of those Immelda Marcos types […]
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  • Champagne Taste Lemonade Money – #TaittingerTasteTest

    By A Modern Military Mother on August 6, 2013
    I can’t afford my own tastes. I can’t be the only person whose eyes are bigger than their wallet. I have always loved Champagne. In fact when I was working out what I wanted to be when I grew up I decided I wanted to work in sailing public relations and drink Champagne. My dream job was to be the […]
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  • Guest Post by US Author & Veteran Raymond Gleason – Dear Mom

    By A Modern Military Mother on August 6, 2013
    21 July 2013 Plymouth, Indiana Dear Mom, You must think it strange my writing you after all this time. I think the last time I wrote was March 1968, right before that fight my unit was in up in the Chu Pa. I never really told you much about that. Couldn’t see the point.  But, after that, I didn’t feel […]
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  • Unlikely Accidents: Where You Don’t Expect To Be Injured

    By A Modern Military Mother on July 30, 2013
    Danger is all around us, but there are some places where you expect the risk of injury more than others. Recognising that danger could strike at any point is the first step in protecting yourself from harm, but where are some of the most unexpected places where you could be injured? The hospital You would think that a hospital is […]
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