Krista Madden

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Though currently stationed in Colorado Springs, Dallas remains the forever home of Texas native Krista. As an Active Duty Air Force spouse of 12 years, she’s weathered six deployments and five changes of station. She is proudly the mother of three rambunctious boys, one good dog, one very bad dog, and one sea monkey that is somehow still holding on. The contradiction of having a full house of young children and a serious case of wanderlust keeps her life interesting and perfectly suited to the military. Krista spends her weeks chasing babies, devotedly attending Bible studies, hiking the beautiful Colorado landscape, and enjoying evening cocktails with her husband.

Self-Appointed Jersey Girl: How Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Stole My Heart

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I've fallen in love. Like hard. For my family's newest duty station. It's an unexpected love affair, as I've been to this state and base before. Both passing through and on a TDY (Temporary...

Keeping Children Safe: 6 Tips for Parents

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In light of the "Momo Challenge" becoming a big click-et item on social media lately, we at Military Moms Blog want to take the opportunity to talk safety and your children. Hoax or not,...

The Tale of the Roof Jumping Dog

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About a decade ago, my husband and I had just moved to Hanscom AFB, MA. It's a small, idyllic base nestled in between Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts. We were young and without kids, however...

The Problem with Resting Pleasant Face

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This article is a public service announcement. I have to get the word out to see if there are others like me, in hopes that we can spread the word through and raise awareness...

PCS Resolutions: The Beautiful Fairytale of Every Military Move

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I'm writing this while smack dab in the middle of a PCS (Permanent Change of Station). Last week we moved from Colorado Springs, Colorado to Joint Base Dix-McGuire-Lakehurst in New Jersey. What a change! Now,...

Motherhood Through the Decades: 1960s

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In honor of Mother's Day, we interviewed a military mom from each of the past eight decades. We enjoyed hearing what has changed and what has stayed the same. From fads to parenting techniques...

I Can’t Breastfeed: How Pumping Made A Difference

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I have three sons: 7, 4, and 1 1/2. I was unable to breastfeed any of them longer than eight weeks. I have what is called Hypoplasia/Insufficient Glandular Tissue (IGT), which means it is incredibly...

Buy An Air Fryer … The Cool Kids Are Doing It

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The Air Fryer. It is basically the pumpkin spice latte of kitchen gadgets. It is super on trend, you probably got one over the holidays, and it is AMAZING. I bought my favorite new...

Why Galentine’s Day Is the Most Important Made-up Holiday of the Year

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The show Parks and Recreation aired an episode called "Galentine's Day" back in 2010. Though it may have taken eight years, this unofficial holiday of women celebrating women has finally gained some momentum. Like...

The Time I Didn’t Get To Say Goodbye

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It's hard for me to write this. Nearly 18 months have passed, and the grief still feels fresh. Almost a year and a half ago, my best friend Amy died suddenly of a pulmonary...

I Married A Grinch: Navigating the Holidays with a Less Than Jolly Spouse

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My husband hates Christmas.  Oh ho ho...ho ... he'll tell you that's not true. He'll plead traditional Christmas values; he'll cunningly argue "not 'til after Thanksgiving;" he will espouse a movement away from commercialism. But...

Reintegration, Shh: Intimacy After Deployment

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I've been with my husband for 16 years now. This spans his entire Air Force career, plus a year. In that time I've seen him off on five deployments and one yearlong remote tour...