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Military Bride is the life of a military spouse juggling two kids, four pups, and military schedules. I’m sure it’s going to be a bumpy ride, but I don’t mind sharing triumphs and tears with you.

What's a tip for celebrating a holiday or milestone with your kids when your partner isn't able to be there?

What have you learned about parenting from living in different places?

What are your best tips for traveling with kids?

Why do moms choose to homeschool?

Ashley

My child is too young for school, but I was homeschooled. We moved to an area that had really bad gangs and an even worse school district. It was a whole lot better for us all. I have extremely high test scores, I have never been denied because of grades and the only problem I've ever had was getting into the military, they made me get a GED.
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At what age did you (or would you) give your child a cell phone? (Please include any contracts or conditions you gave your child with this use)

Ashley

We're looking at getting my nephew one of those GPS tracker phone watches right now. He's only four years old (and my son won't need one this early) but it's so that we know he's safe when he's with his mom. The watch has four buttons that can call home, but it looks like a normal watch. It also alerts the parents as soon as it is taken off the wrist. I feel bad, but his mom has a tendency to not bring him back and deny the visitation that he is supposed to have with his father. If his father wins custody we'll be buying one of these four hundred dollar watches. For my own son, probably around the age he's old enough to stay at home alone, we'll get him a firefly phone that only calls mommy and daddy.
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