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I'm sending my son to Kindergarten this year. This week actually. We are mere days away from our oldest, and sometimes wildest, child heading off into the great big world. Without me. I'm handling it about as well as...
We are looking to expand our Military Mom Collective Executive Team! Do you have a passion for supporting other moms and building community? Are you passionate about the military community? Our team is growing, and we are looking for an...
Hey friends! After a small hiatus- I'm back! I wanted to do a follow up to my previous piece on why we hired a doula. You can find that here. I figured it might benefit those on the fence...
You usually don’t know you’re about to die until it’s too late. In my case, I didn’t have a clue, I just didn’t wake up. I was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, after going to the doctor...
I love summer. I'm a big fan of having loosely-structured days and going to the pool and enjoying popsicles on the porch. Yes, there are chores that my children need to get done on a daily basis. And my...
We've been doing this military thing for 16 years...enough time that I'm officially not a newbie in this role as a spouse; I'd even go as far as saying that I'm "seasoned." But today...today I'm simply tired of being...
“I don’t know what to do,” my 11 year old said as she plopped down at the kitchen table. “About what?” I asked her. “About my friend. I mean, I think we’re friends. I don’t know. I don’t know if I...
My daughter will be turning eight next month. She recently asked me if we would be moving again since her birthday is coming up. We’re not moving but let me explain why she thought we might be.    Two out of...
“Hi there, neighbor!”  If you watch an episode of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, it is the kindness Mr. Rogers shows to all neighbors that tenders even the hardest of hearts. His generous demeanor connects even the shiest of neighbors together, building...
As moms, we often talk about the many hats we wear – how we juggle different responsibilities and manage all the mayhem. I don’t know a mother out there who doesn’t switch from one role to another throughout her...
When I say I’m an introvert I don’t mean the kind of introvert that doesn’t like big crowds or needs a minute to regroup if they have to deal with people for too long. The kind that can read...
I have been associated with the military my entire life; an association that spans three generations of service. In a previous blog I wrote about the phenomenon of the military being a statistical ‘family business’ and when I took...

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When Being All You Could Be, Doesn’t End the Way You...

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I have been associated with the military my entire life; an association that spans three generations of service. In a previous blog I wrote...

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