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How do we help our children navigate something as complex as grief? This can be a scary notion for a lot of adults. It can feel uncomfortable and bring up our own feelings and emotions surrounding death, loss and...
Happy Rare Disease Day! Rare Disease Day celebrates the 300 million people worldwide who are living with a rare disease. There are over 6000 rare diseases that are characterized by a multitude of abnormalities and symptoms that not only...
Hello MilMC readers, my name is Carrie Ring. I am a new contributor to the MilMC team. To introduce myself, I wanted to share a deeply personal blog about where I am at in my “Military Spouse / Soon-To-Be-Military...
The winter blues. Somehow they always catch me off guard. And nowhere is this more evident than in my family’s weekday morning routine. Every year, the back-to-school season has us bright-eyed and bushy tailed. New clothes, new classes, new...
I'm holding his pudgy, grimy little hand, feeling his nerves flow through me. We're sitting on the outskirts of the playground at his new school, and I keep whisper-begging, "Let's just get a popsicle. All the other kids are...
National Family Literacy Month is an opportunity to celebrate and encourage caregivers reading to children and to spread awareness of the benefits that reading aloud can have on children. There is a plethora of research that has revealed the...
As a homeschool mom, the end of summer has both positive and negative connotations. I take a moment to mourn lazy mornings and endless hours of porch-sitting with friends. I now must get back to some sort of schedule....

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As the school year started, I decided I needed to revamp my boys’ chore chart.  I wanted them to work on creating good habits that aligned with our new schedule.  I also wanted to put an emphasis on the...
Somewhere around 3am, after my four month old woke up for the third time to eat, I went to use the bathroom and wash my hands when I noticed…the water wasn’t working. I jiggled the faucet as the muscles...
When my five-year-old started kindergarten this August, I realized that I needed to create an after-school connection ritual with my children in elementary school. Before this year, when I'd had one kid in all-day school, staying close felt doable,...

Invite Her Anyway

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"Do you want to come over this morning?" I rushed out on the phone, half expecting my late invitation to be turned down. "Yes, actually that's exactly what I need today. I can be there after you drop the...
Although the school year has come to a close for most students, the anticipation of one particular grade level is alive and well! Sending a Kindergartener off on their first day can be scary, nerve racking and...

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To the Mom of a Military Spouse

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An open letter to the Mom of a Military Spouse, Aka my mom. And the moms out there who’ve earned it.  You don’t have your own...
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