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Scrapbooks and Much More
It’s pretty easy to get photos printed — do it yourself with a flash stick at the kiosk at the local hypermarket, on-base craft store or MOMs photo center, or upload them to several online businesses and they’ll print and ship them to your APO box.
If you enjoy scrapbooking...
Trying to keep the kids busy without resorting to the Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo can be a tall order. Here are four ideas to help keep those kiddos from turning into electronic zombies this summer.
1. Make chores fun.
Dr. Seuss once said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” If those places include the beach or your patio, check out this fun reading list that will be sure to entertain the whole family! 
The world of volunteering can be overwhelming, even more so if you have children. We, as responsible parents, want to teach our kids to be generous with our time and resources, but we are sometimes turned away from serving if we have young children.
From the moment your baby enters the world, they embark on their literacy journey that will eventually lead to reading competency in adulthood.
Electronics and technology have essentially become an easy button for entertainment and communicating. I know I’m guilty. I could easily spend a day perusing Pinterest Boards and watching the latest cat-dressed-as-a-shark-riding-a-Roomba video on YouTube.
Home schooling may appeal to some military families who are concerned that frequent moves and new school systems might disrupt their children's education.
The final school bell has rung and the initial joy and excitement has been replaced with the inevitable, “I’m bored.” Here are a few ideas to help keep your kids busy and your sanity in tact without reaching for the electronics:
Make chores fun.
One way for students to avoid the summer brain drain is to read. Super nerdy Amanda as a kid loved getting lost in a good book, especially anything by Roald Dahl or Bill Wallace.
Summer lives in our imaginations throughout the year because it nourishes our souls. The warmth ... the fun ... the sheer deliciousness. But mostly, the luxury of time, unbounded by school. Time to explore, to make new friends, to lie on your back and watch the clouds billow.
For children and adults alike, the prospect of entering a new school can be daunting, let alone when that new school will be based in a foreign country. For some it may be their first experience within a Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA) school.
With school out for the summer, thinking of creative ways to entertain children isn’t always easy, but not every parent wants their kid watching hours of cartoons every day. Use this as a guide to grab your kid’s interest this summer.
Explore your campus and get to know your area.
Celebrations commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift will take place in four German cities and airfields associated with the momentous endeavor June 10-16.
Living in Europe certainly has its perks — good food, exciting places to explore, a new language to learn. But let’s face it — if you’re the crafty type, we’ve all had those moments where we wish we could just swing by Michael’s or JoAnn Fabrics to pick up a few items.
Landscape photography is probably the most popular type of photography. You can do it anywhere. I often get asked questions on the subject, so I created a Landscape Photography How To.
Deciding where to go