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"Does she have autism?" Oh, if I had a dollar for every time I've been asked that question.  My daughter is six years old and developmentally delayed. She is completely nonverbal.  She walks with an awkward gait, makes repetitive hand movements, and...
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. I gave birth in March to my...
Are you looking for ways to engage your kids beyond technology? Then I have you covered! These are my favorite kid-approved experiments with items you probably already have at home. All of these were done outside because they're particularly messy,...
It’s a funny thing, this military life … despite being a teacher, I rarely actually teach. Instead, I often find myself occupying other roles: stay-at-home mom, PTO volunteer, FRG leader, etc. And while these are all fulfilling in their own...
Do you have a child who was born abroad? We’ve seen the confusing headlines. Headlines like “Children of US Troops Born Overseas Will No Longer Get Automatic American Citizenship” or “New Immigration Policy Withholds Automatic Citizenship for Some…” These...
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...
“8:00 am on a Saturday?!?” I asked incredulously. As my friend reassured me that she really enjoyed getting her daughter out the door for soccer, I just assumed that either she was lying to me or she was slightly insane....
For moms and dads in military families, teaching your children be even a shade more independent can be a game changer. Though potty training may feel like a massive undertaking, the freedom from diapers is just glorious. Fewer diapers to...
I do my best parenting when my children are sleeping. It’s kind of the same type of parenting I did before I had children. You know what I’m talking about - the kind where you know it all. You make...
When I first started writing this post, I was a week away from my son’s first birthday.  This was not the first birthday we had planned. There would be no big party with family and friends and no smash...
  I don’t have a creative bone in my body. I get overwhelmed and wouldn’t have the first clue where to start. Creativity and art are expensive, and I don’t have enough time in the day.  Any of these sound familiar?...
As military families, we’re used to traveling. Whether you’re moving, going on vacation, visiting family, or your spouse is on a TDY and you get to visit, we are always on the move! Personally, I’ve had the wonderful opportunity through...

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Trusting the Transition

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Our grey Toyota Corolla shuddered to a stop again, wrenching my body. I looked at my dad with tears in my eyes. “I’m never...
cartoon hands shaking with "What is a Navy Ombudsman?" in text and MMC logo

What is a Navy Ombudsman?

family unpacking a house with Dad hanging a clock. "Unpack Your Room First" in text and MMC logo

Unpack Your Room First