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How to be a Better Houseguest

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Visiting family and friends is fantastic. Having visitors as a military family can be so much fun! But how to make it fantastic for everyone involved? When staying with friends or family, there are tiers of...
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Why Every Military Spouse Should Describe Themselves as Fierce

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18 years into my career, my professional bio reads, “Louise Valentine is an award-winning wellness expert, best-selling author, competitive athlete, and a fierce military spouse.” But here's the thing: It took me 17 years of...
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Veteran Voices #StillServing in The Military Mom Collective

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Men and women who wore our nation’s uniform continue to answer the call of duty after returning home. They make a difference in their communities across the country, and their stories deserve to be...
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Breastfeeding Saved My Life: The Truth About Postpartum Mental Health

It’s hard to believe that anyone might say the words “breastfeeding saved my life,” but in my case, it did.  It was always my dream, as it is with any new mom, to breastfeed my...
2021 Father's Day Gift Guide Presented by The Military Mom Collective

The 45 Best Gifts for Dad – The 2021 Father’s Day Gift Guide

Over 45 Recommendations for Father's Day Gifts!  Back by popular demand is the list of everything he really wants for Father's Day. Hand-picked and carefully sourced by our team, these businesses and products are your...
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Are You Married To A Narcissist? Learn How Uncommon this Common Label Really...

We are so pleased to have Debra Whitson and her professional advice for you! For more info on her agency and services, please see the link in her bio. Thank you! The narcissist label is...

After an Early Breast Cancer Diagnosis, I’m Grateful for Time

Time is a precarious thing, most especially for us as parents living a life in the military. It either can’t pass quickly enough (deployments and Mondays as a SAHM), or it slips right through our fingers (what...
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The Inside Scoop on Disability Compensation Benefits at the VA

Here’s an unfortunate fact: If you once served our country and are now dealing with physical or mental health issues, you might be leaving money on the table when you apply for veterans disability...
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The 2021 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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Back by popular demand is the list of everything you really want for Mother's Day. Hand-picked and carefully sourced by our team, these businesses and products are your one-stop-shop for every kind of mom...

Spring Cleaning Your Relationship: 5 Tips to Keep Your Marriage Happy from a Divorce...

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It’s the time of year where many of us begin spring cleaning, a time of renewal and change. We’ll tackle the house, the garage and the yard, but what about our relationships? Yes, you...
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After 4 Kids and 40+ lbs Gained, I Chose to Do a Boudoir Photo...

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I do not get to do much for myself these days.  After all - I am a military spouse, a parent of four little kids under the age of seven, and living in a pandemic....
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Marriage and Money: What’s Love Got To Do With It?

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In fairy tales love conquers all; but in reality, money issues may be more dangerous to a marriage than even the worst villain. In fact, money is one of the top reasons for divorce,...