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Green Breakfast Soup from The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook

Green Breakfast Soup from The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook | www.VibrantLIfeArmyWife.com

As many of you know if you’ve been hanging around here a while, I have an autoimmune condition called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. While it’s not immediately life threatening or even that debilitating (for me personally – it can be for some), it still affects me on a daily basis. I often get fatigued in the middle of the day, I lose clumps of hair when I brush my hair sometimes, I have a hard time exercising because my body just can’t rally sometimes, I get frequent headaches, and so on.  Continue reading

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19 Health-Promoting Care Package Ideas: Guest Post for In-Dependent

19 Health-Promoting Care Package Ideas | www.VibrantLifeArmyWife.com

One of the first things I do after my husband deploys (besides wallow in self-pity for a little while of course) is start planning out my first care package. Curating all the different things I will send to him helps me feel a little closer to him even when he’s thousands of miles away. And, I like to think that when he opens the package and sees all the things I’ve lovingly compiled for him, he feels a little closer to me as well. Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip Pancakes: the perfect deployment comfort food

The perfect gluten free, grain free, nut free, paleo Chocolate Chip Pancakes. | www.vibrantlifearmywife.com

So I have this thing that I do whenever my husband leaves… Whether it’s a quick trip to NTC, a TDY for some special school, or a full on deployment, when I get home after dropping him off I make a big batch of chocolate chip pancakes. I have no idea what prompted this tradition, but for the last couple of years without fail, I have made chocolate chip pancakes every time he’s gone somewhere. And he’s been gone A LOT. Every time that is, until this last time. Continue reading

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Should I Stay or Should I Go: 7 things to consider when deciding whether or not to move back home during a deployment

Deciding whether or not to stay put or move back home when your spouse deploys is a difficult and very personal decision. Read about what we decided to do this time around on the blog now. | www.vibrantlifearmywife.com

I’m going to start this post off by saying that I am in no way telling anyone what they should or should not do. As with most things in the life of a military family, deciding whether to stay at your duty station or to move back home while your spouse deploys is an incredibly personal decision. These are just my thoughts based on my personal experience and what my husband and I have decided to do this time around…. Continue reading

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