Why I Wrote I Move A Lot and That’s Okay

Why I Wrote I Move A Lot and That’s Okay

Military Child Teen Life, Military Spouse Life
Jasmine Smith Photography - Shermaine Perry-Knights - Library You ask, “why did I write this book?” I Move A Lot and That’s Okay is simply the book that I wanted as a kid. Let’s face it, moving is hard to do! Moving is incredibly scary for kids. Relocation is a whirlwind of frustration and activity. There are extreme highs and lows of emotional, social, and physical change. Many kids struggle to leave everything and everyone behind for the journey ahead. Now let's add the pressure of PCSing and “daily military life”. The average military child changes schools nine times between kindergarten and graduation. Books can help! “I Move A Lot and That's Okay” teaches young readers resilience, flexibility and how to navigate emotions. Being a military brat isn’t always easy.…
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Spending The Holidays With Family During COVID

Spending The Holidays With Family During COVID

Military Child Teen Life, Military Spouse Life
COVID-19 has ruined everything since March. It was understandable that large gatherings with strangers were stopped because who wants a random person breathing on them during a global pandemic? Then the CDC and other health organizations said that more people were catching it from people that they are close to and love, such as family and friends.  With the most vulnerable being older people and people with compromised immune systems. The first few months of staying at home went smoothly because I don’t think most people thought it would last as long as it has. I know I thought I’d still have a summer and be back in school, but COVID had other plans.  How to travel safely for the holidays during COVID-19 Now that the holidays are rolling around,…
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The Trials and Triumphs of Being a Military Child

The Trials and Triumphs of Being a Military Child

Military Child Teen Life
I've been a military brat all my life, and let me just say... it's an experience. There are some things that are exasperating, but at the same time, I feel like I'm lucky to be able to live the life I have. There's never been a point in my life where I finished school at the place I started. I've attended:  4 elementary schools  2 middle schools  Soon to be 2 high schools. Finding new friends is the hardest part and the biggest trouble of being a military child for me I have to start over finding friends every 2-3 years, and the first few weeks(or months) are lonesome. Almost everyone has their friend group already, and you have to find one that you fit into and get along with. …
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