When we hear the word "valentine," we usually think of a holiday about love. It might evoke images of Cupid and pink cards; cute projects and parties during grade school; romantic dates and dozens of roses. No matter what...
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'm fairly certain I must have been...
I heard about Homegoing a few years ago. It sat on my TBR bookshelf. It called to me, with a vibrant orange cover and the summary on the back of two half-sisters and the way their lives diverged based...
Many of us in the MMC Book Club love historical fiction. It's an entertaining way to learn about events and times in the world through the eyes of fictional characters. Think less textbook learning and more storytelling. When I saw...
We love books at The Military Mom Collective. Rachel, one of our co-owners and founder of the MMC Book Club, is constantly talking about reading, looking at new books and authors, and finding more ways to bring people together...
We all know who Michelle Obama is. Former First Lady of the United States, wife, mother, healthy food and lifestyle advocate, speaker, attorney...her titles seem endless. https://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Michelle-Obama/dp/1524763136/ref=as_li_ss_il?crid=118K3FJ8X14OV&dchild=1&keywords=becoming+michelle+obama&qid=1607116572&sprefix=beco,aps,272&sr=8-1&linkCode=li2&tag=militarymomco-20&linkId=f52b11e3a5cfdee389d473b3a9738c9f&language=en_US%20target=_blankimg%20border=0%20src=//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?_encoding=UTF8&ASIN=1524763136&Format=_SL160_&ID=AsinImage&MarketPlace=US&ServiceVersion=20070822&WS=1&tag=militarymomco-20&language=en_US%20/aimg%20src=https://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=militarymomco-20&language=en_US&l=li2&o=1&a=1524763136%20width=1%20height=1%20border=0%20alt=%20style=border:none%20!important;%20margin:0px%20!important; Yet in her autobiography Becoming, we were given a peek into the life of...
When you hear the term WASP, what do you think of? If your first thought was not about the Women Airforce Service Pilots, don't fret. It's something I had not heard before I read our October book, Final Flight Final...
I enjoy reading stories that are fiction yet based in real life. The events may be altered, and the names may be entirely fake. The settings and the plot are at the discretion of the author, who can and...
Jennifer Weiner is an accomplished fiction author. I have read several of her books, and they all include women who overcome trials and or adversity in many forms. These women are real. They have emotions, complexities, and do not...
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. Some of my most vivid memories of...
You've heard it before: every marriage or relationship has its ups and downs. Its lows and highs. Its triumphs and failures. And its secrets. But this month's book asks us, "What makes a 'good marriage?'" In A Good Marriage by...
In this book club, most of us are mothers. We may or may not be married. We may be younger or older in age. We may even be a father! But for the most part, we are mothers. We...

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The Art of Reaching Out as a New Spouse

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Sometimes during life as a military spouse, one will hear statements like, “You knew what you signed up for when you marry a military service...