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...

How Football Changed My Life

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Fall can't come soon enough. I’m not talking about the pumpkin patches or the infamous Pumpkin Spiced Latte, although I am sure those have some merit as well. I'm talking about the change in weather, and those in the...
"I'm so ready for summer!" "Thank goodness the school year is almost over!" "Bring on summer break!" These are things I never understood when I was a working mom. Life never really changed for us during the summer, except for figuring out...
We are thrilled to partner with Crooked Creek Farm Country Store to bring you this series on school lunches. Crooked Creek Farm Pasture-Raised Pork Sticks are made from Crooked Creek's farm and are unlike anything else on the market....
We are thrilled to partner with Crooked Creek Farm Country Store to bring you this series on school lunches. Crooked Creek Farm Pasture-Raised Pork Sticks are made from Crooked Creek's farm and are unlike anything else on the market....
In some ways, college hasn't changed all that much in the past 20, OK ... 23 years since I went away to school. Dorms still provide students with only the bare bones of necessities that include a bed, a...
When you have a baby, every well-intentioned veteran parent you meet tells you that these days will go by too fast. That if you blink, you'll miss it; that the days may be long but that the years will...
She first asked in third grade. Two kids in her class had their own phones. "No way," I told her. "Who would you call? What would you do? Nothing that you can’t do from my phone. Nothing that you can’t do...
won·der a feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable. Have you had the chance to watch the 2017 American comedy-drama film, Wonder? If you haven’t - run to the nearest Blockbuster (if only),...
Dear Moms, During this season of Thanksgiving, I would like to encourage you to talk to your kids about something that may not be a typical dinner-table conversation topic. I want you to talk to them about the Other Kids. My daughter...
  Dear food allergy parent, I see you at new parent orientation. I see you sink down a little in your seat as the teacher tells the parents that this preschool is peanut and tree nut free. I see your face turning...

Bullying and Team Sports

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Our 9-year-old son loves soccer. He loves to play it, he loves to watch it, he loves to talk about it. His life revolved around the World Cup this year. The boy eats, sleeps and breathes soccer. He had...

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Meal Trains and the Military: How Food Brings Us ALL Together

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In the decade or so since I’ve been a military spouse, it’s been difficult to effectively relay the ways in which our lives are...