Author: Laura

Flip Flops, Combat Boots, and stuff…….:)

  I love flip-flops. I can honestly say that I feel so comfortable in a nice pair for walking or just lounging around. I love to just slip them on my feet and run errands and run in and out of the house. My husband usually is in combat boots as a Soldier.  He also wears a lot of boots when he is not in uniform. I think that his feet are so used to the boots that they have just become his comfort. When we married, I remember my husband’s Grandpa coming to my house to help us...

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Autism and the Military

Many people would be very shocked to know that 1 in 88 Active Duty military kids are affected by Autism.  That is a HUGE number in itself but then what about the retiree’s and what about the Reservist’s?  Suddenly that number increases to 1 child in 67 affected by Autism. In our family alone we have 2 children on the Spectrum. TRICARE does not cover autism therapies. A separate arm of services called the Extended Care Health Option (ECHO) which is secondary to enrollment in the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) does offer what amounts to an average of...

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Homeschool and the Military

What does the Bible say about homeschooling?  Well it says MANY things but the verses that sticks out the most to us about homeschooling are “And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.  You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.  You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on...

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Moving and the Military

Today is the last day we will be in Maryland as a family. The kids tomorrow will head to my moms for a few days until we clear out of housing up here. Moving is always bittersweet, we military say that we are not saying goodbye, it is see ya later! It makes moving every few years not seem to final and one of the blessings of meeting so many people, you never know when you will cross paths again!!! Our tour here in the Capital region has been wonderful, I really cannot complain about it.  We were able to see many things, a lot of them free! This honestly is a home school paradise with so many wonderful hands on learning opportunities that are here!!! We have all been blessed with meeting many new people who we will miss!!! I will be starting some blog posts about moving and the military, if your not military keep reading anyway because there may be something you can get from the tips!!! I won’t be posting on this topic everyday, I will be spacing them out and including all of you in our move across country, it should be an exciting adventure!!! Three kids 8 and under, a dog, us, and Grandma!!! 🙂 Love in Christ, Laura LauraLaura Prater is a long time Army wife, her husband just retired after 20 years Active...

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