Natalie Stamey

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A licensed Realtor® who serves clients in the state of Virginia, Natalie is a Minnesota native whose nomadic ways led her to live in California, where she met her Navy husband. They married in 2010, and together they have been logging military moves and travel miles! Natalie recently returned to America after living in Japan for several years. While there, she ran a marathon, cheated death while climbing Mount Fuji and gave birth to her first child, a sweet baby girl. Her professional background spans more than 10 years serving in leadership roles in communications and for nonprofit organizations. As an avid runner, Natalie is passionate about personal fitness and believes the best way to explore a new city is by running its streets. She is excited to share her perspectives with readers at Military Moms Blog!

When I Said I Hated Valentine’s Day, What I Meant Was …

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When I Said I Didn’t Want To Celebrate Valentine’s Day, What I Really Meant Was… Why I stopped celebrating Valentine’s Day I stopped celebrating Valentines’ Day when I was in my 20s and dating a dashing...

Best Party Snack Ever: Puppy Chow

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Do you want to be a party snack hero this holiday season while putting in minimal effort?!?! If yes, then I have a secret to share with you: Puppy Chow! What is Puppy Chow (aka:...

Old Wives’ Tales: Having Babies After 35

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Carrie Underwood came under criticism in 2018 for remarks she made during an interview with Redbook. When asked if she wanted a large family, Carrie responded: "I'm 35, so we may have missed our...

Quaking In Your Heels: Embracing Vulnerability as Your Greatest Strength

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  "Sometimes you feel foolish, even look foolish, but you do the thing anyway.” –Gus, The Go Giver   She’s beautiful, collected, approachable and she's oozing self-confidence. Her outfits are on trend, yet, effortless and with no fuss....

Mother Runner: How Running Made Me a Better Mom

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I have always been a runner. That doesn’t mean I’m an impressively fast athlete, but running has always been a part of my life, going back to when I was 12 years old. Long...

Eyebrow Threading: Never Wax Again

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You might have noticed threading kiosks popping up in malls across America lately. They're fairly minimal with reclining salon chairs and nothing more than a technician with a spool of cotton thread to shape...

Speed Dating – Mom Edition: Where to Meet New Mom Friends

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I thought it was difficult meeting people and making friends as a single adult, but then I became a mom and moved to a new city with an infant. After having a child, I found...

Do You Botox? Your Injection Questions Answered

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I’ve been a slave to beauty regimens since my teen years, back when I was trying every product possible to transform my hormone-fueled skin, frizzy hair, and less-than-dazzling-white teeth. Needless to say, the over-the-counter...

A Letter to My Fellow Daycare Parents: Please Keep Sick Kids at Home

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I thought we daycare parents were in this crazy circus of drop-offs, pick-ups, and runny noses together. You know the drill; multiple times a week we smile and offer each other a quick hello...

Stop the Cycle of Comparison: Choosing Joy Over Jealousy

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Have you felt it before? It’s that sinking feeling of annoyance and “why not me” when you see “#blessed” in a friend’s picture from her first-class flight or hear about a new job your...

Confessions of a Christmas Baby

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I don’t possess any superhuman powers, but I was born on December 25, Christmas Day. Yup, I share my birthday with St. Nicholas, Santa and Jesus. My name, Natalie Noel literally means “Christmas Day Christmas”...

Raising Brave Kids in a Fearful World: 5 Things to STOP Doing Now

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I once thrived on current events and the daily buzz of world news that streamed to my phone and television. Now, it seems that I wait with bated breath for the next news update...