Wendy Poling
Frequent Contributor

For many of us anxiously waiting for the start of school, we'll just have to wait a little bit longer. Hurricane Irene left behind major damage that included knocking out power to millions of families all along the east coast from North Carolina to Maine. In our little town, the first day of school is delayed until early next week.


Did Hurricane Irene affect you? We are finally home after five days filled with living without power, removing storm debris, emptying out of our refrigerator and freezer, cooking with camping gear, which eventually lead us to checking into the Navy Lodge. But now that the storm as passed, Irene has left us with beautiful weather, bright blue skies and mild temperatures. We have the perfect back to school weather!


Two years ago I made the leap to go back to school. I've taken classes at night and even studied on the soccer field. This fall I continue on the journey.


Are you heading back to school this fall?



I wanted to share a great resource that you and if you have children, can use as well when it comes to helping with homework.


Tutor.com offers free online homework help to eligible military families. The Tutor.com for U.S. Military Families program gives eligible military families access to free online tutoring and free homework help from live, professional tutors in more than 16 subjects.


The list of eligible military families includes active duty military service members and their dependents. Check out the eligibility list to see if you qualify.


On a side note, if this is your kindergarteners or first graders first day of school and your spouse is deployed / out to sea, I just wanted to include a little note of encouragement as you begin to capture the big day with photos and videos to share with your spouse. Know that your sacrifice does not go unnoticed.

Happy Studying!


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