Looking to satisfy your sweet tooth this summer? From Willy Wonka inspired chocolate confections to nostalgic candy counters, you may be surprised to find some great local businesses near Groton. Here's a list to get you started: Munson's Chocolates Photo courtesy of Munson's Chocolates Facebook page For three generations, Munson's Chocolates has been Connecticut's largest [...]
National Rescue Dog Day was founded by Lisa Wiehebrink of Tails That Teach, to bring awareness to the countless number of amazing dogs in shelters waiting to be adopted, to promote humane education for young children, and to encourage spay/neuter. According to the ASPCA, 6.5 million companion animals enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year. [...]
Before my husband’s last deployment, our Ombudsman offered to make "Deployment Binders" for us. I had never made one before, but they were so helpful! She gave us actual binders with checklists of things to include, along with some Family Readiness Group (FRG) information, contacts, and a list of things to take care of before [...]
Submarine life is full of constant change and in a world now with COVID, quarantines and "clean piers," it seems that everything has been flipped upside down. Whether this is your first deployment or sixth deployment, port calls are no longer what they once were. Recently my husband was deployed for six months during the [...]
Submitted by an anonymous reader In early 2020, my husband and I decided to start trying for a baby. Having been fully indoctrinated into thinking unprotected sex at any time would almost certainly result in pregnancy, I was very naive about how much control we had and what was to come. Over a year later, [...]
When I PCS’ed to Hawaii, I wanted to do something that would help me keep my resume current, make friends, and give back to the military community. I am so glad that I found the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS). After I became a volunteer, I learned that NMCRS has some amazing resources available to [...]
Today is National Military Spouse Appreciation Day! This life is far from easy, but we are forever bonded by the love we have for our sailors. In honor of today, we wanted to share the poem "The Silent Ranks:"
Mother's Day is one week away, so consider this your reminder! Now that we've returned to HPCON Bravo, we hope you can venture out and enjoy a meal with your sailor and family! We've rounded up a list of great ideas, from traditional brunch buffets to DIY takeout kits, there's something for everyone: Mother's Day [...]