Maggie Phillips

Maggie Phillips
Maggie Phillips is an Army brat raising three Army brats of her own. She has been married to her soldier for over 10 years. Maggie is a former Biden Foundation Military Families Fellow who has written about military life for ARMY Magazine, Military Spouse Magazine online, NextGen MilSpouse, the Military Officers Association of America, and the National Military Family Association. She is a web and social content writer by profession and a standup comic because of a deep-seated need for attention. Follow her on Instagram at @maggies_words.
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PCS Season Is The Worst For Everyone This Year

I recently made and sent out a meme to some friends. Like me and my family, they stayed at our current location during this summer PCS season. I'll explain it. The installation where we live sees...
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The Great American: A Better Country Starts at Home

A couple of years ago, I was privileged to work with a very inspiring group of young people. They were committed to making positive change in our country in a way that I definitely...
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Rethinking the Front Porch Portrait: a Message from the Past

The front porch portrait and its appeal somewhat elude me. Maybe I'm not sentimental enough; it's definitely the contrarian in me. These family pictures do fascinate me, though. I find myself wondering about their historical...

Friday Favorites – Podcasts for Kids

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. “Hey! That’s...
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Military Moms and Spouses in Popular Media

My husband and I recently finished watching the Netflix series "Bodyguard." Military moms and spouses: consider this your spoiler alert and also a trigger warning.  The plot of "Bodyguard" crucially hinges on the main...
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COVID-19 Has Created a New Class of Heroes – So Thank Them

A friend from college texted me the other day. She was worried about her father, a doctor, contracting COVID-19. I told her I had some idea what she might be going through. When we were...
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Resolutions After January – Making Your Own New Year

"How's that New Year resolution working for you?" That's what the marquis sign at the local swim club would read this time of year at our last duty station. My husband thought the sentiment sounded...
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Winter Slump: How I Learned to Quit Worrying and Love Winter

I once wrote a paper in college about the movie “Groundhog Day” and Nietzche’s doctrine of eternal recurrence: would you choose to live the exact same life, the exact same way on a loop...