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...
How in the name of summer time is it back-to-school season already?! Please tell me I’m not the only one who feels like she blinked and the lazy days of summer vanished. No seriously, validaaate meeeeee. You might not believe it,...
Being a secondary education teacher, I have a soft spot in my heart for the struggles our military kids endure, and how they relate to academic performance. Although a recent PCS has me back in the role of stay-at-home...
We moved to a new city right after spring break last year. My kids were almost done with their school year, and they had to begin again at a new school. It was particularly rough on them. My sixth...
Back to school is a busy time with buying school supplies, sports physicals, teacher meetings, open houses, clothes shopping and more. But if you’re the parent of an allergy child, you have additional tasks; trips to the allergist, putting...

Back to School Survival Guide

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Military Moms Blog, the premier online military parenting website, has created a mom-approved back to school survival guide! Here at Military Moms Blog, there are few things we love more than providing the absolute best resources for military moms while...
  This past June we finished PreK through a local elementary. Though it was my daughter who got the certificate, I say “we,” because y’all know it takes a village with those take-home folders, class parties, wake-up times ... the...
It’s one of the biggest struggles military families face: ensuring a quality education for their children. Frequent moves and their resulting long-term disruptions make continuity of education difficult; and while other families often take school-district quality into consideration when...

Military Lifestyle

Root Bound and Feeling Stuck: When Everyone is Changing Except You

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I feel as root bound and hemmed in as a plant that has been in its pot for too long. Restless, edgy, stuck...I am...
children waiting in airport and a travel case with "The Dreaded Travel Dilemma" in text and MMC logo

The Dreaded Travel Dilemma