I have always wanted to be a doctor. I've known it for nearly my entire life, outside of a few childhood dreams that were unrealistic or plain made up. My daughter is artistic where her father and I are scientific...
Before I became a mom and experienced it for myself, I thought parents needed to suck it up a little bit if their kid refused to eat from a certain color bowl. I mean, come on, really? Crying over...
Recently, I saw a call for help on the women's Facebook page for my church: "Any breastfeeding experts?" A woman had shown up at one of our services with her newborn baby, hoping to find community as she transitioned...
As I listen to a parenting podcast, the ever present inspirational quote, “Thrive in the chaos, momma” plays in my headphones. As those words enter my mind, the perfectly timed scratchy, wetness of a toilet brush grazes against my...
Men and women who wore our nation’s uniform continue to answer the call of duty after returning home. They make a difference in their communities across the country, and their stories deserve to be told.  That's why we are partnering...
I wrote in pen. I should never have written in that diary with pen. "There is strong, there is Army strong. And then there is Army Wife Strong." - Aditi Mather Kumar  They say it takes a strong woman to love...
"Yes, they're all mine." I wonder how many times I've uttered these words to perfect strangers who seem to think they're well within their rights to look over my brood of well-behaved young people and say, "That's a lot of...
We left another house last month. It was a good one. One of those houses where we felt at home quickly. We left diapers in the rear view in that house. We hunkered down and survived a pandemic together there....
I poured the hot water into my paper cup, plopped in a tea bag, and headed to my seat. “Hi, Courtney. So glad you were able to join us,” one of the coordinators cheerfully greeted me as I joined...
Did you use a sound machine when you had babies? Are you using one now? Do you know the correct sound level they should be set to?   I fall in a weird gap of my first two kids being infants before...
We are so pleased to have Debra Whitson and her professional advice for you! For more info on her agency and services, please see the link in her bio. Thank you! As a mediator and collaborative divorce practitioner, I’ve unfortunately...
The woman in the front office handed me a copy of the imaging request the doctor had just filled out. She said to call and check up on its status by the end of the week if I hadn't...

Military Lifestyle

My Military Spouse Friendships Fill a Void like No Other

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Chances are if you are reading this, you have at least one friend who is a military spouse, or on the flip side of...
children waiting in airport and a travel case with "The Dreaded Travel Dilemma" in text and MMC logo

The Dreaded Travel Dilemma