June 30th, 2014
Angela Caban

It's not every day that we use the word "Nachos" in the same sentence as "Military Wives"...

I guess the only time I would say was our last deployment and I ran to the store for everything I would need in order to make authentic nachos....

But all jokes aside, the below is a TRUE and funny story about military wives and one of our most favorite foods of all time, nachos!

I bet many people don't think that the history of nachos has anything to do with the military, right? Wrong!

June 27th, 2014
Angela Caban

If you are an active duty or National Guard/Reserve servicemember, veteran or military spouse – have you thought about the portability an online education could offer you?

Online education is a great way for servicemembers to go back to school while serving their country. Online courses and degree programs are developed specifically to provide the flexibility needed to fit the op-tempo and duty schedules of servicemembers as well as the hectic lifestyles of military spouses.

June 25th, 2014
Angela Caban

What are your goals? Are you able to list some of those goals?

Creating goals will allow you to focus on what is most important throughout your online program; this will also help you use your time wisely. Below is an example of how you can set educational goals using the S.M.A.R.T. process for establishing goals that are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely.

Specific — Specific goals are clear, focused, concise and well-defined.

June 23rd, 2014
Angela Caban

I'm a BIG fan of online learning. I don't think I would be working for the greatest online learning company ever if I didn't truly believe this. One thing that you do have to keep in mind, is that the biggest advantage can easily turn into the biggest drawback for online learning.

June 19th, 2014
Angela Caban

Commissaries - Find the commissary closest to you. Click on “shopping” then “coupon list” for savings.
June 17th, 2014
Angela Caban

There are many advantages to online learning, two of the biggest being flexibility and convenience. However, don't think that it is a breeze, online learning is a lot more challenging than it may seem. Many student going in with this thought that they go into their classes with unrealistic expectations. Online courses require just as much, if not more, time and energy as traditional classroom courses.

In order to be successful, you must have the following skills:

June 13th, 2014
Angela Caban
Looking for something fun to do over the 4th of July?

Kings Dominion is paying tribute to our brave military service men and women by offering FREE park admission to any active, inactive, or retired United States Service member with a valid military ID. The military member can also purchase up to SIX Tickets for $39.00 each for their guest(s)!  Parking is $15.00.

To learn more about "Military Days", visit the Kings Dominion military page.
June 9th, 2014

A large part of my life has ended. I closed the doors completely on that day we said goodbye to each other and entering a new and exciting part of our lives. I can clearly recall the day that my husband’s orders for a 15 month deployment landed in my hands. I was still in shock from the overall news but this made it real, there was no way out of this and it was happening. Who would have known that the horrid thought of deployment would change my life for the best?

June 3rd, 2014
Angela Caban

We all need breaks in between work, studying, and writing papers. Not only did I go to school online but I also worked from home full time. What does this tell you? I was at my desk a lot and learned the hard way about what it meant to schedule “break” time.

May 26th, 2014
Angela Caban

Going back to school as an adult is hard enough on your own but what happens when you throw in a toddler, full time job and deployed husband? It could be the perfect recipe for a disaster if you don’t have a good plan. Most importantly when you put too much pressure on yourself you will start to notice a pattern of “Keep Calm and Carry On” motivational quote clichés. This won’t work in your favor, trust me. We are all unique individuals with different situations in which why we decided to go back to school.