Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Cool Things About Military Kids

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of 1 Natural Way, a TRICARE breast pump provider. All opinions are entirely my own.



Being a military kid is pretty cool. I know for a fact because I was one. I got to live all over the world. Now my kids get to do the same. Oh sure, some might argue that it's a tough life because the kids always have to move, and it's true. I remember shedding tears when I had to leave my friends behind, but I always adapted.

My children are proud to be military kids.






There are many reasons why military kids are cool, and here are some of them:






1. Military kids can get a Tricare breast pump through 1 Natural Way. Well. Their parents can. But the pump will benefit them, obviously.



It's pretty cool, because 1 Natural Way has a bunch of the popular breast pumps such as the Medela, Spectra, and Kiinde brands. I personally used the Medela one, and I loved it.

You can get a TRICARE breast pump in less than FIVE minutes, which is a plus, because after you've had a baby, you're exhausted, so you want things to move quickly.

As I mentioned before, the Tricare insurance plan covers the breast pumps. There is no out of pocket expense for you. You can get ANY of the models! Plus, 1 Natural Way also has breast pump accessories, compression socks, and supplies you might need after having a baby. It's amazing how many things you need after you have one of these. Thank goodness they are cute.





2. They feel pride in their family.





I know my kids are proud of their father. They understand that sometimes he has to go away for a bit, but it's because he's helping to keep his country safe.



3. Military kids have friends all over the world! It's pretty neat. Some might not even be American. When I lived in Belgium, I had some Belgian friends. Tommy had a British friend when we were in England.


4. Most military kids will be able to adapt to changes easily. This is an important lesson when they get older. I know it helped me a lot. When my husband comes home and says, "Hey, I'm deploying next month!" it's tough, but I can handle it. Military life is always changing. You never know what's around the corner.





5. As I mentioned above, military kids get to travel the world! I got to live in New Jersey, Italy, Germany, California, Belgium, and Massachusetts. My kids got to live in Nebraska, England, Wyoming, Oklahoma, and Texas. It's always fun to learn about different cultures. I can't imagine staying in one place my entire life.







Yes. There are many reasons why military kids are cool. They go through all sorts of changes. They get to have amazing experiences in other countries. There are many goodbyes.





But there are also many hellos. And most military kids wouldn't have it any other way.



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39 comments:

  1. Military families are pretty amazing. THank you and your family for serving.

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  2. Military kids are pretty darn amazing!!!

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  3. It's great for your kids that you know what it's like to grow up as a military kid. I'm sure you can offer them all sorts of perspective and understand emotions that they're going through in different kinds of situations that would be hard for other parents to relate to, and vice versa.

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  4. These are really great and cool things, mostly being able to travel the world.

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  5. Being able to live in so many different places while growing up is totally cool. Having friends all over the world is awesome too.

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  6. It might be hard as a military kid but at the same time you must be so proud. I'm sure God will look after your parents' whom serve your country. God bless.

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  7. Being retired military nothing phases my adult children. We loved moving and being in the military. My daughter has actually received a free breast pump and it worked great.

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  8. My family was in the military and we did not move around a lot because the time I was born he was in reserves but everything you mentioned here is so true. It is not always easy being a military child, but there's definitely some great perks.

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  9. That is great that this is offered to military families at no cost. I can imagine how travelling the world must be exciting as a military kid!

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  10. Military kids are super impressive and yes, love the fact that they've got friends all over the world!! They have so much to take pride in.

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  11. We really appreciate our military they do a great service for us. I think kids have a way of adapting but the moving has its good and bad points.

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  12. I grew up most of my life in the military world and loved it. My brother also did 20 years in the military. I loved living with other military children but didn't go to the schools on the bases.

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  13. It's such a great point that military kids will be able to adapt to change so easily. It's such a crucial skill and a great benefit to them.

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  14. My sons are in the military. One is in the Navy and the other is headed to the Merchant Marines Academy.

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  15. This is such a cool post, I've never really thought about the different lives for military kids, the ability to explore the world that comes with it must be amazing but also sad.

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  16. We've just moved to another state and got pretty sad about that, but we soon realized after doing it all the things we never would have seen if we stayed. So I say you have to embrace it and I agree, kids who frequently move do learn how to adapt well. My oldest son has been to four schools and he's only in third grade. I think he will be returning to the same school for the first time since first grade when he goes back after summer.

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  17. Love the picture of the boots and shoes. I have some family in the navy.

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  18. totally agree with number 4. i have a classmate once and she adjusted pretty well with our town when their family arrived. her dad was in military too.

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  19. I never thought of all the benefits but learning how to adapt at an early age is a great asset. It definitely would be hard moving around but I would of loved to see the world when I was a kid.

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  20. Although it might be hard for them to leave friends and move on, what an amazing experience it is for them to travel all over the world! Thank you and your family for the service and sacrifice you make!

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  21. I know a lot of military kids and growing up I was kind of jealous of them because they got to move around and see new towns all the time while I was stuck in small-town Arkansas. I love this post!

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  22. My nieces and nephews are military kids and I love that there are things that are there for them! This is all so awesome!

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  23. Same here, my kids are so proud of their Dad and grandad for serving the military. Now that hubby is retired, I miss the travel part of it but then glad that we are out of the military campground lol.

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  24. So nice and there should be such great benefits for children. Their father is doing so much for out country and they spend so much time away from the family.

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  25. Sounds pretty awesome! My mom was a military child and always spoke so highly about her life as a kid. This is great for those families! - Jeanine

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  26. This is such a beautiful post! Their lives will be filled with so many friends and experiences that other kids may not have! & such a cool thing about the breast pumps!

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  27. What an enjoyable post. Thanks for showing the positive side to this lifestyle. I only get to here about the depressing sides especially from movies :) I mean, who wouldn't love traveling the world and making friends everywhere eh? Beautiful and inspirational post. Thanks for sharing xx

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  28. Thank you for supporting our military by going with the follow and appreciating the lifestyle that you have chosen. It is so great to have access to the breast pump so easily as it comes in handy!

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  29. It's absolutely amazing and couldn't agree how cool and brave military kids (and families) are. It definitely teaches how to adapt quickly. That's so great to hear about the breast pump at no charge.

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  30. I have high respect for military and their families. I thought military kids are amazing and some kids get to travel around the world. What an awesome advantage to get to have access to breast pump easily. Thanks for sharing!

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  31. I grew up in a military family but I don't know if these pumps were available when my mom was breastfeeding us. It was fun growing up in a military family. I loved traveling.

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  32. Never know someone whose family is in Military. I loved that I learned something new from you today. I agree that military kids get to live from different countries and have so many friends all over the world.

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  33. Love that you've found so many positives! They definitely are pretty cool kids! It's wonderful to know that there are services and products available for our military families.

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  34. I am sure kids and families are proud of having their family member in the military in the US. I think in Germany we do not put the same worth - yes we are very proud of the people who serve in the forces and decide to help others but the Germans are not keen of going out to war and find fighting other people's wars rather ridiculous. After all we have had a bad history where that is concerned.

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  35. What a wonderful post! So many positives to this, even though it might be a hard for them to have a parent absent, they will learn so much. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  36. This is really amazing! Breast pumps are pricey and hard to come by and this is a wonderful benefit for families.

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  37. Very good write up with nice images...thank you

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  38. This is a great post and perfect for Memorial Day. Love the adorable pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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