I’ve never struggled to know what I like to do. I changed my major seven times in college but only because I loved everything. I was so excited by the abundance of opportunities to learn that I found myself...
"Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you never get it back." Harvey Mackay Over the last few months, I...
A PCS usually brings its challenges. Scouting for neighborhoods and desired schools usually hover at the top of the list. But what about a nationwide housing shortage? Supply is short, but demand is high. And when the United States government says...
This goes out to all the military moms of teenagers, from the military moms of little ones. Teenagers. There are a million preconceived notions of what that age group is like and usually, they aren't the most reassuring. That's why I...
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. Electronics have taken over my life, slowly...
It started with an outing to a playground. A few weeks ago, we had a fun afternoon at a woodsy playground, where our kids met a boy and his brother, about 9 and 10. The younger brother kept announcing, “My...
Romance in real life often looks quite different than it does in the movies and in the romance novels that we love so dearly. Hmmpf. That's an understatement. Don't get me wrong. I'm not a jaded cynic who is reeling from...
Over the past year, we've seen and heard many entreaties to support local businesses. Lately, I've become increasingly convinced that this commitment should include more than just businesses. What about the needs of our local communities? Certainly, supporting local businesses...
What is Galentine's Day? Only the BEST day of the year! Join us virtually as we kick it breakfast style to celebrate YOU and our lady friends! Space for this party is LIMITED and registration is required. Plus, the first...
The Military Mom Collective is looking to add to our contributor team! Are you a military parent? Do you love to write and create? Do you enjoy connecting with other parents and collaborating with a team? If so, we would...
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. So it's time to confess... Did you make...
This is part two of a series about extended breastfeeding. To read part one, click here. Growing up, I had very little exposure to breastfeeding. My mother did not breastfeed and I recall seeing one family friend breastfeeding once when I...

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Messenger Kids: Keeping Social while Closing the Distance

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A military kid is no stranger to long periods of time away from friends and family and my children are no exception. My oldest is...
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