Posts tagged with ‘family’

  • From Après Animal to Unstoppable – Crystal #SkiExplorer

    By on October 29, 2015
    Once upon time there was a young chalet girl who worked a ski season. She was the party queen of Courcheval 1850 circa 1990, nicknamed ‘Queenie’. She held the record for slamming the most tequila slammers in a row. She was an ‘Aprés Animal’.   But 25 years later the Aprés Animal has hung up her party shoes. Incarcerated by […]
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  • The War Is Over – #AfghanistanWithdrawal – A Historical View From My Home Front

    By on October 27, 2014
    The war in Afghanistan is finally over for UK Plc, and yesterday the closure of Camp Bastion was announced. I thought as a tribute to a conflict that dominated my family life for over a decade, I would collate some of the You Tube videos, an audio excerpt from my book ‘A Modern Military Mother – Tales from the Domestic Frontline’ and […]
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  • Love, Loyalty, Trust – All You Need Is Love

    By on September 23, 2014
    The last four years have been the toughest I have faced and I have been lucky to have some amazing people around me who have not passed judgement and have listened for hours as I pace my thoughts in a circular motion around my head. Some stayed the distance and some fell by the wayside, weary. Over my shoulder I […]
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  • I Am Not Sure Who Hates Homework More Me Or Them!

    By on June 25, 2014
    Tuesday night is homework night at my house. I am not sure who hates it more, me or the kids. Here’s some top homework tips to ease the homework pain! Five ways to help your kids with their homework (and without simply doing it for them!) Homework – we all remember it. While it’s good to encourage your kids to […]
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  • Five Science Exhibits Your Children Will Love

    By on March 26, 2014
    When it comes to entertaining the children, the UK is filled with attractions, sights and opportunities for great days out. Some can be costly, others are free of charge. There is an increasing number of science exhibits that provide great family experiences but also have plenty of educational value too. This article describes a few exhibits and days out guaranteed […]
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  • Creating a Better Home for the Military Family

    By on February 26, 2014
      Even as the image of what constitutes a traditional family is rapidly changing before our eyes, mums still tend to be the ones who take the lead role in making the home a wonderful place. For better or for worse, it’s part of the territory. However, military mothers have a somewhat more difficult job because of the environment they […]
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  • Keeping Your Family Happy on a Budget

    By on May 24, 2012
    So many of us are struggling financially at the moment. It’s painful to see your friends scraping to make ends meet, especially when you lack the extra funds to help out. Loss of income and soaring costs quickly trigger stress, and sometimes relationship problems, too, neither of which make it easier to cope. While we can’t lend cash, we can […]
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  • Real life: Hagar’s Fantasy Family

    By on May 25, 2010
    It’s been awhile since Hagar’s been deployed on ops, and as I prepare for it’s coming I think back to the challenges we have previously faced. The thing about the war in Afgahnistan is that it is a violent, feudal battlefield but life is ordered and structured. Hagar goes to war and he can focus solely on the job at […]
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