Emily Smith

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Emily Smith is a Marine Corps veteran and mother as well as a National Guard spouse. She is currently living in Okmulgee, OK with 8 of her 9 children. Emily is a certified life coach, and blogger. She currently work from home helping women rediscover their muchness and become the Shero of their own story. Emily loves to read and write, play board games, and create art. You can find more of her work, written and artistic, at muchnessmama.com. She is also on Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and TikTok.
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7 Tips for Taking Better Photos of Your Kids

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Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could just have a professional photographer following you around all day documenting every little precious moment as your babies grow? Not only is that impossible, but every time you...
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It’s OK to Not Enjoy Every Moment of Motherhood

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"The time will pass so fast. Just enjoy every minute!" I call big fat BOLOGNA!! Are you seriously telling me that I should enjoy rinsing poop out of my three-year-old's underpants? I should be whistling a happy...
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Soup Sandwiches + Dandelion Greens in this Military Life

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One of my favorite phrases from my time in the Marine Corps is "soup sandwich."  Soup sandwich is used to describe any situation that's a hot mess. Whether you are active duty, a spouse, or...
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Gathering Place Tulsa – the Ultimate Park in Oklahoma!

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If you are stationed anywhere near Tulsa, Oklahoma -  you absolutely have to visit Gathering Place! It is the best free park I have ever visited. We've been four times now, and the kids loved...
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Friday Favorites: Emily’s Picks for DIY Valentines

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Welcome to our newest series. In "Friday Favorites," our team will share a handful of favorite items. These can range from clothes to beauty products to recipes to books and anything in between. This week...
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Incorporating the Power of Mindful Meditation Into Your Daily Life

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Our busy, complicated lives sometimes bring a wave of negative emotions: sadness, jealousy, depression, grief, anger, confusion, anxiety, and stress. It is all too easy to succumb to the powerful nature of these emotions...
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6 Breathing Techniques for Stress Relief and Emotional Grounding

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Military life + mom life + pandemic + protesting + whatever else you are dealing with = one big ball of anxiety! When my mind starts to race, I find it extremely helpful to ground...

Friday Favorites – FREE Classes for Creative Entrepreneurs

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Welcome to our newest series. In "Friday Favorites," our team will share a handful of favorite items. These can range from clothes to beauty products to recipes to books and anything in between. This week...
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3 Steps for Teaching Children Emotional Resilience

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I believe that teaching emotional resilience is crucial to raising young children into successful adults. Kids in the military need an extra layer of resilience. These children deal with multiple moves, deployments, loss of...
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We are NOT in the Same Boat: Gratitude and Support During the Pandemic

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COVID-19 has changed lives across the planet. One of the things I keep seeing all over social media is "We're all in the same boat!" While I appreciate the sentiment of unity, this is far from...

Top Ten Things Military Musicians Wish You Knew About Their Life

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When I joined the Marine Corps, my recruiter sold me on joining the band. Frankly, it was a pretty easy sell, since I loved music. The problem was that she portrayed it as a pretty...
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Schools Closed? 7 Sanity Saving Tips and Activities From a Seasoned Homeschooler

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Schools all around the world are closing due to coronavirus. This isn't the first time schools have closed down, and it won't be the last. Whether it's due to weather, sickness, holidays, or simply having...