Marysa Stevens

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Marysa Stevens is a senior communication specialist in health care and works remotely while stationed at Fort Campbell with her Army husband and 2-year-old daughter. She is also a freelance writer and marketing consultant for veteran and military-spouse owned businesses. She holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Nevada, Reno. Marysa is passionate about civic engagement and reminds military spouses to make sure they’re registered to vote in their home state of record or new location. You can connect with her through LinkedIn.
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Ready to Leave This Place, Not Ready to Leave This House

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When I was about ten years old I watched a house get taken apart and put on wheels. I watched this from my grandparent's driveway. It was a historical home that for some reason someone...
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Army Brat for Life: Lessons for Children After ETS

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As a west coast native, it feels strange to me that my daughter has a Tennessee birth certificate and will always have a tie back to the south. Especially as we are in the...
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Tradition, Memories, and History: Uncovering a Secret Family Recipe

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How many meals do you fall asleep dreaming about? As kids, my brother and I grew up eating my mom’s secret recipe breakfast casserole on holidays and special occasions; it was one of the few...

Be Assured: Helping a Friend Through a Hard Time Is As Simple As a...

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I remember as a kid when a friend of mine was sad I would ask her “Are you OK?” and maybe offer her a piece of candy from my lunch box with a reassuring...

A Morning Coffee Routine Is Self-Care, and You Can’t Convince Me Otherwise

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As a mom to a toddler, my perfect morning coffee routine is the slowest and quietest part of my day. Waiting for a pot of coffee to brew while the house is silent is...

Military Mama Spotlight: Veteran Finds Healing in Owning a Farm

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We are proud to partner with Body Boost on the Military Mama Spotlight. Each month, we will feature a mom in our community who is doing amazing things. If you know an inspiring military...

Forget Mom Guilt: Talk to Yourself With the Same Compassion as You Do a...

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Recently, my friends and I got a sitter so just the adults could have the best night ever! We were so ready to enjoy a meal and a cocktail without sitting next to toddlers...

5 Simple Ways to Teach Your Children Eco-Friendly Habits

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One of our family values is being conscious of the products we use and our actions that can contribute negatively toward the environment. I have a lot of room for improvement, and I am...

How My Spouse’s Deployment Helped Me Fight My Anxiety and Become a Stronger Mother

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If you ask me how I feel about my husband’s deployment, it might be a curse-laden rant about him being gone for nearly the first ten months of our daughter’s life. But most of...