I’ve never struggled to know what I like to do. I changed my major seven times in college but only because I loved everything. I was so excited by the abundance of opportunities to learn that I found myself...
This goes out to all the military moms of teenagers, from the military moms of little ones. Teenagers. There are a million preconceived notions of what that age group is like and usually, they aren't the most reassuring. That's why I...
“Mindfulness” is definitely on the regular rotation of things we ought to be doing these days. Being mindful can seem like a daunting task though. The idea is a simple one: you are focusing on the present moment, being relaxed...
This is part two of a series about extended breastfeeding. To read part one, click here. Growing up, I had very little exposure to breastfeeding. My mother did not breastfeed and I recall seeing one family friend breastfeeding once when I...
Making Female Superheroes Mainstream  Have you heard this riddle before?  A boy and his father are driving down the road and crash. The father dies. The boy is rushed to hospital and when the surgeon walks in says, "I can’t operate...
A military kid is no stranger to long periods of time away from friends and family and my children are no exception. My oldest is barely 10-years old but has already lived in three countries, four states, and five houses....
Welcome to our newest series. In "Friday Favorites," our team will share a handful of favorite items. These can range from clothes to beauty products to recipes to books and anything in between. Whether you’re searching for a gift for...
Today is World Prematurity Day. Every year on November 17th, the March of Dimes focuses on the ongoing crisis of premature births and children. They donate to research and development in this area, demand #BlanketChange on policies for mothers...
Welcome to our newest series. In "Friday Favorites," our team will share a handful of favorite items. These can range from clothes to beauty products to recipes to books and anything in between. Finding out you're having your first baby...
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The Princess Problem

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Are princesses a problem? More than ever, I hear my friends saying in hushed tones, "We're trying to avoid the whole princess thing." And while I'm all for flipping the narrative of the helpless maiden awaiting rescue, it's hard for me...
This post is about my family's choice to homeschool. I realize we are extremely fortunate that it is a choice and acknowledge that for many families it is not viable. Every family makes the best choices and decisions for...
Parenting is hard, am I right? Before I had children, I felt that I was a much more confident parent. I knew how I would handle every possible situation that would eventually come my way. Parenting may not have seemed...

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Messenger Kids: Keeping Social while Closing the Distance

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A military kid is no stranger to long periods of time away from friends and family and my children are no exception. My oldest is...
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I Wasn’t Made for This Life