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We are so glad YOU are here! Are you a woman who is associated with the military who enjoys writing, social media, and connecting with women in your community? Have you ever considered yourself a mom with something to say? We...
Our “Transition” journey out of the ARMY. What the transition out of the ARMY was like for this mom. The word transition as per google: transition noun movement, passage, or change from one position, state, stage, subject, concept, etc., to another; change: What...
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...
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Military Family Lifer

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November is the Month of the Military Family. I have been a part of a military family my whole life. My dad served in the Army for 30 years and retired the month after I graduated from high school....
It's none of our business what other people think about us. We've heard it all before. We know we shouldn't care what others think, and yet, we still do and want to know what they think about us. Do they like...
Finding God in their adult life was a concern for me when my children left the nest, especially when my son joined the military. My worries changed from wondering if they brushed their teeth before bed to wondering if...
Like every government shutdown in the past, the biggest question for military families is, “How does this impact me?” The Military Mom Collective is a collaborative community for the military family worldwide. We exist to provide resources, encouragement, and...
My husband and I have just celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary and I’ve, naturally, been reflecting on my first decade as a military spouse. I started thinking what I would tell my pre-military spouse self if I had a...
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Summer Fun!

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... maybe it's because my family is from Texas. ... or perhaps because for the last three years we've been stationed at Fort Drum I've yearned for sunshine for months on end during the harsh, bitter winters of Northern New...
The weeks of limited communication and waiting culminates in this beautiful golden graduation experience. You are finally being able to hug your trainee. They have worked so hard to get to this point. The traditions of each military graduation...
I don’t know about you, but there is something special about the National Anthem that just gets to me. I'm talking full on sob, ugly cry emotions. It's the immense feeling of absolute pride and belonging that overcomes me....
Basic military training begins the day the recruit ships and it lasts from anywhere from 7.5 weeks to 12 weeks, depending on the branch (Comparing Basic Training for the 5 Branches of U.S. Military Service - VeteranAid).   Air Force...

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What Families With Rare Children Want You to Know

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Happy Rare Disease Day! Rare Disease Day celebrates the 300 million people worldwide who are living with a rare disease. There are over 6000...