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Erin Bettis
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Lives in EL Paso, Texas
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"There is one guarantee about getting into the military, eventually you will have to get out.  Whether you are retiring, choosing to start a new career, or forced out due to sequestration, transition at some point is inevitable." Do you have a plan? #militaryfamilies   #veterans   #militarylife  
There is one guarantee about getting into the military, eventually you will have to get out.  Whether you are retiring, choosing to start a new career, or forced out due to sequestration, transition at some point is inevitabl...
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Steps for first-time FRG (Family Readiness Group) Leaders. Also, some tips on how to get out and recruit your first wave of volunteers. #milspouse   #militaryfamilies   #FamilyReadinessGroup  
Note: Some of this information is sourced from the U.S. Army FRG Leader's handbook. For other branches, please refer to their respective guidelines. Congratulations! You've decided to become a Family Readiness Group Leader...
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Here I share why I think military spouses don't offer enough support to one another, and how we can try to change that. #militaryspouses   #militaryfamilies   #friendship  
Recently, I went to my hair salon for my monthly root touch-up just like I had done for the last 2 years while living in El Paso, TX. At first, everything was pretty typical about this visit, except this time I had news to sh...
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Here's a unique twist on the traditional Valentine. Print and attach to GoGo Squeez.  #parenting   #diy    #valentinesdaygifts  
I made these gift tags for Whitney's pre-kindergarten class last year. The kids loved them! Print on bright white card stock, hole punch the top, and attach a pretty little ribbon. I decided to have the tie in the back for ea...
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If you’d like to stray from the traditional handmade presents of years’ past by giving that special man a gift that is elegant, useful, and that doesn’t break the bank, then check out this list of 10 dignified father’s day gifts that cost you under $10. #fathersdaygifts   #militaryfamilies   #parenting  
Father’s Day is June 14th and if you’re like me, you’ve had the date penciled on your mental calendar only for May to flip to June and you’re suddenly left feeling panicked because you haven’t yet planned a gift for that spec...
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Enter to win 1 of 10 $25 Amazon gift codes by taking a Military Moms and Families survey. Takes less than 10 mins. https://momcentral.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_9XFVgDatGkJ2XFb #militaryfamilies   #militaryspouse   #militaryappreciation  
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They say that everyone hates the FRG. Well, if you're an FRG Leader, how do you overcome that stigma in order to do your job? Here's how I overcame those obstacles to lead an FRG that was recognized positively by the entire installation. #milspouse   #FamilyReadinessGroup   #militaryfamilies  
Note: Some of this information is sourced from the U.S. Army FRG Leader's handbook. For other branches, please refer to their respective guidelines. A show of hands: How many military spouses out there wince at hearing 'Fa...
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Holding down the fort while your service member is away for deployment or TDY (temporary duty) is harder than you think. Here are 3 tips that I use to stay in the eye of the storm. #militaryspouses   #militaryfamilies   #milspouse   #deployment  
We've all been there: Our service member is away for deployment or TDY (temporary duty) and something major (of even semi-major) happens, and we're left to fix it and continue on with our lives like it's no big deal. That's w...
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I had fun planning this party. Here I offer tips on how to plan an elegant Bridal Shower on a budget. #wedding   #party   #breakfastattiffanysparty  
When my sister’s wedding approached, I knew that a Breakfast at Tiffany’s themed bridal shower was the perfect way to celebrate sending her off into marriage. Its fun, sophisticated style speaks across generations and I knew ...
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An essay about learning to find balance as a mom of a school aged kid. "As the school year continued, I found it challenging to stay in balance – never overstepping into I’m-the-crazy-mom-and-my-daughter-is-going-to-have-best-fill-in-the-blank mode, nor into I’m-super-lazy-and-don’t-feel-like-doing-anything-for-the-class mom."  #parenting   #militaryfamilies   #militaryspouse  
I’ve been walking a tight rope strung between two high rise buildings in the middle of New York city. Too much weight on one said and I could’ve slipped, free-falling 72 floors to my premature death. This was my my first year...
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Hosting a Memorial Day BBQ this weekend? You can still host a pretty amazing party in a pinch with this short list of ideas. #BBQ   #militaryfamilies   #memorialdayweekend  
Memorial Day is a time of remembrance for those men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice in military service for the United States. Customarily, the weekend is considered the start of summer. Kids are finishing the...
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"As a military spouse, have you been in a military situation in which you felt like the most ignorant person in the room? What materials have helped you learn military jargon?" In this article, I talk about my ignorance and uncertainty in military life. #militaryspouse   #militaryfamilies   #armywife  
Brandon and I at Seven Falls. This was a couple months after we first moved to Colorado Springs. I remember my very first social as a military spouse. It was January, and Brandon and I were just married the month before. We P...
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