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Category Archives: No Life Like It

Counting down the days

Over the years I have become a countdown person. I don't know when it happened, but I suspect it was when I became a military spouse. My fetish began the first time my husband went away on exercise. Then it grew when he left for a career course, followed by a seven month deployment. Being pregnant four times,...
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Moving Forward Through Learning Curves

A lot has happened since the last time we were in your in-box. First, if you haven’t noticed we have a new name - Canadian Military Family Magazine. It says exactly what we are--a magazine for Canadian military families. And second, on June 1st we launched the first in-print Canadian Military Family magazine; a dream come true...
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Latch Key Kids

Growing up I was a latch key kid. There weren’t a lot of us at the time. We were the children of the working class or single parents. We wore keys around our necks to ensure we didn’t lose them and when we arrived home at the end of the day there was nobody to meet...
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A beginning and an end

The week I began “the job of a lifetime” our family’s oldest cat’s health took a turn for the worst. Last December I applied for a job as a reporter at the local daily paper here in the Ottawa Valley. I was hired and started the job at the end of February. I am still working...
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Miami International Airport Military Lounge

I wouldn’t call myself a world traveller, but I have planned the occasional trip to Europe, Disneyworld, St. Martin and our family’s most recent venture at Christmas to Panama. While planning the Panama trip I spent hours on-line to avoid an overnight stay in Miami due to the hassle of seven people getting off a flight,...
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