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Stroller Warriors Running Club For Military Spouses And Family In Okinawa.

Editor's Note: Stroller Warriors was originally reviewed on Okinawa Hai on April 3, 2012; you can read a PDF copy of that original review HERE. The post...

The Birth Education Center of Okinawa

CONTRIBUTED BY ERIN GODDARD Giving birth is a journey: a beautiful, difficult, breathtaking journey that will forever change a woman. Whether you give birth by...

Traveling with Children

CONTRIBUTED BY SHANNON R. Following a last minute trip back to the States on emergency leave with my three children, ages 4, 7 and 9, I...

To The Dandelions

This post was originally published on our sister site, Germany Ja; as April is the Month of the Military Child, we think it relates...

An Okinawa Adoption Story

I always wanted to adopt but was never able to. I was a single 24 year-old female serving in the United States Marine...

MOPS: Mothers of Preschoolers

MOPS Cards CONTRIBUTED BY MEGAN PARKER Your three-year old spilled his orange juice, and while you are on your hands and knees cleaning it up, you...

PCS: Positive Change of Scenery, VII — Kid Questions

Join the Howe Family as they prepare to PCS to Okinawa.  If you've missed any of their journey, you can find more here:  PCS...

Packing for the Long Flight

Several years ago, Lucia wrote a post for us about packing for trips.  You can find it here.  For those of you who want...

Kids and Jet Lag

CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER GELORMINE Unless you've spent your entire life in a region where there's no such thing as Daylight Savings Time, you know that...

International Adoption Workshop

CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER HANSEN Twice a year MCCS offers an International Adoption Workshop through the Marine and Family Services Center. The workshop covers issues pertaining...

Japanese Corner: Playground Talk

CONTRIBUTED BY JANNINE MYERS   I did something a couple of weeks ago which gravely reminded me that my Japanese language skills are in dire need...

A Military Family Thanksgiving

CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER GELORMINE Maybe it's just me, but I love Thanksgiving.  It's probably my favorite holiday, even moreso than Christmas or the 4th of...

No Kids Allowed: When Parents Escape

CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER GELORMINE For me, one of the hardest parts about being a military family isn't the constant moving, or the long separations from...

Putting Kids Back In Their Place: Car Seat Usage on Okinawa

CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER GELORMINE Car seats.  Those of us with infants and toddlers know that they are a must.  When I gave birth to my...

Okinawa Kids Clothing Swap Program

CONTRIBUTED BY JOELLE YAMADA As some of you know, I was a bit shocked to give birth to a little girl in July.  Along with...

Flagged, or Eating Out Experiences With Kids

CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER GELORMINE I love to cook at home for my family.  I love the process of planning our meals for each week, making...

Breastfeeding In Public On Okinawa

CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER GELORMINE My daughter was born when we were stationed in Germany, and I always felt grateful that the society we lived in...

Help! My Kids Need Their Hair Cut!

CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER GELORMINE As a parent, there are many milestones that we anticipate for our children: first time rolling over; taking their first steps;...

Roadtripping With Kids on Okinawa

CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER GELORMINE If you've gone anywhere on Okinawa, then you know that it can take awhile to get there. Sometimes even just making...

We think September, Japan thinks in April.

CONTRIBUTED BY STACI HAWLEY The smell of new pencils. Crimson leaves and shiny lunchboxes. One pair of guess jeans versus three pairs of Jordache. Big decisions....

April – The Month of the Military Child

This post was originally published on April 5th, 2009; we're republishing it today in honor of the little ones who live this military life right...

Keeping Kids Connected with Long-Distance Relatives

CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER GELORMINE When my family and I moved to Okinawa last summer, our families had warned us ahead of time: We’re not going...

Pack Your Bags

It is that time of year again - the holiday season. This time of year is full of visits with family and friends. For...

Katie Works to Adopt

CONTRIBUTED BY JOELLE YAMADA She waited tables. For several years. But at 23 she found herself beginning to look around at the 45 year old...

Coffee and Coloring

CONTRIBUTED BY HEATHER NORDELL I thoroughly love being a stay at home Mom. I am so glad I am able to stay home and spend...

Adoption in Okinawa

CONTRIBUTED BY KIMBERLY MITCHELL From the reader mailbag, we found this one about adoption. Maybe some of you readers out there can help shed some...

Poisonous Palm Plant in Okinawa

CONTRIBUTED BY KANDY Imagine this scenario:  You breathe a sigh of relief because Fido and the entire family made it to Okinawa.  Routines are...

Moving the Tween-ager

CONTRIBUTED BY KIMBERLY MITCHELL I got a little glimpse into the future this weekend. We hosted a dinner party with an extra 4-year old, 5-year...

Jet Lag

CONTRIBUTED BY KIMBERLY MITCHELL Who can help out fellow faithful reader? In the beginning of May I will be traveling with my 3 month old back...

Diapers, potties, and travel… Oh my!

CONTRIBUTED BY KIMBERLY MITCHELL We are just now heading into the wide world of potty training. I admit that I am a major germaphobe and...