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Welcome to The BRAT Shoppe!

As a military Brat that was born into an Air Force Family, it occurred to me that so many fellow Brats yearn for items that show adopted term of endearment so we created The Brat Shoppe!

What is a Brat?

A Brat is a military dependent that was born into a family where the father or mother (or sometimes both) served in one of the branches of the military.

Typically, the Brat terms is use to describe a child that is out of control (Oh, so contrary)!!  In the case of a military Brat, it is an acronym for Bold, Resilient, Adaptable and Tenacious.

A perfect description of a child that was born into a family that ravels from one base to another every 3-4 years (sometimes even more frequently).  Thus, creating an adaptable child that has no other choice but to exemplify the position of their military parent.

child picking flowers in a sunny field

Being a Brat most definitely has its rewards!

If it wasn't for the military, I wouldn't have seen so many countries and met so many wonderful people with different cultures.

Perhaps the most important benefit to a Brat is meeting other Brats and having a bond that truly lasts a lifetime.  Thank goodness for social media that has reconnected so many and made new relationships!

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If you meet a BRAT

Don't ask them "Where are you from" because the answer will always be "From everywhere!"  With no real place to call home, we are forever a citizen of the world and embrace all cultures and people.  Next time you meet a Brat and want to know more about the, ask, as I'm sure they'd be more than happy to share their experiences.

Once a Brat, always a Brat!

With lots of love and peace, a proud Air Force Brat

blowing purple dandelion

The Dandelion

Why is the Dandelion a symbol of the Military Brat?

As a dandelion sheds its spores they scatter far and wide hoping to find soil so it can grow and flourish. The military Brat moves from one place to another on a constant basis whether overseas or within the continental United States always hoping to find a place to call home even for a little while and maybe make a friend that will bond for the time that they are there or maybe for a lifetime. Like a Dandelion the Military Brat is adaptable and yet constantly changing in order to survive. The Dandelion and the Military Brat will always have a connection as long as there is wind and resilience.

orange and blue dandelion graphic

orange and blue dandelion graphic

orange and blue dandelion graphic

orange and blue dandelion graphic
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orange and blue dandelion graphic

blowing purple dandelion

What is a Brat?

A Brat is a military dependent that was born into a family where the father or mother (or sometimes both) served in one of the branches of the military.

Typically, the Brat term is use to describe a child that is out of control (Oh, so contrary)!!  In the case of a military Brat, it is an acronym for Bold, Resilient, Adaptable and Tenacious.

A perfect description of a child that was born into a family that travels from one base to another every 3-4 years (sometimes even more frequently).  Thus, creating an adaptable child that has no other choice but to exemplify the position of their military parent.

 

If you meet a BRAT

Don't ask them "where are you from" because the answer will always be "from everywhere!"  With no real place to call home, we are forever a citizen of the world and embrace all cultures and people.  The next time you meet a Brat and want to know more about them, ask, as I'm sure they'd be more than happy to share their experiences.

Once a Brat, always a Brat!

With lots of love and peace,

a Proud Air Force Brat

dandelion silhouetted in an orange sunset

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