Sarah Muzio

Sarah’s military experience began at her birth on Hill AFB, Utah, to a young airman and his wife. The Air Force eventually brought her family to Montgomery, Alabama, where her father retired as an Air Force Master Sergeant. It was there she met her husband, Cody, a preacher’s kid at the family church. Sarah graduated from The University of Alabama to become an accountant for a national healthcare company in Birmingham, Alabama, where she lives with her Army National Guard husband, their daughter Wilda, and their faithful labradoodle, Tolkien. They are expecting a son, Augusto, later in the year. Sarah enjoys history, a good book, and most of all, play days with her husband and daughter. 

Why I Don’t Count to Three

Not to start a mommy war, but I don’t count to three. I don’t give my kids a choice regarding when they find it acceptable to obey me. If I say, “come here,” then I...

My Kids Will Never Question Father’s Day

There have been many times over the years that the father of my children has looked at me in such a way that I just couldn’t help but fall in love with him all...

Motherhood Through the Decades: 1990s

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...

What A Cockroach Taught Me About Postpartum Depression

Cockroaches.  The word is enough to get my anxiety pulsing; to set my heart racing; and to make me break out in a sweat.  I would rather see a snake or a spider or a clown...

Deployment Preparedness for Children 3 and Under

My husband left for Army basic training right before our daughter turned a year old. They had an amazing bond, and one of my husband’s fears was that during his almost seven months away...

Hello Claire, My New Breast Friend from Sarah Wells Bags

After my daughter was born, I was afraid I wasn't going to be able to continue breastfeeding exclusively once I returned to work. I had no idea if pumping throughout my work day was...

The Importance of Writing Letters

The first time I remember my dad being gone was during a year-long deployment to South Korea when I was in the second grade. Video calling software was not commonly available during that time,...

Breastfeeding Advice: the Good, the Bad, and the Ridiculous

My Breastfeeding Journey It was my second morning back at work post maternity leave, and, so far, the day was tear-free (unlike the day before). As I sat down in my company's lactation room for...

How Being a Military Brat Can Prepare You for Being a Military Wife

  There are hundreds, if not thousands, of research studies, commentaries, and articles published on the effects of military life upon children: the advantages and disadvantages, how the kids relate to the world and the...