As moms, we always take care of our families first. It is always our first priority. So how often do we abandon our own needs to see our family flourish? Don't forget that if our cups are empty, we...
Friday, June 26th marks the 5th anniversary of Obergefell v. Hodges, a landmark civil-rights case where the supreme court deemed marriage equality a constitutional right for LGBTQIA+ couples. By 2015 only a few states still had a ban on...
No matter where we have been stationed, people argue back and forth over whether or not they like shopping at the commissary. At our base, we are fortunate enough to have a relatively large commissary, though I know that's not...
When I was in 5th grade I was getting on the bus to head to school. As I took my seat, a white boy sitting in the seat in front of me called me a stupid chink as I walked...
My 7-year-old was reading a book about Jackie Robinson last night. Robinson was born in 1919, and in 1947, he became the first African American to play for a Major League Baseball team. Take a second to think about...
In the midst of the global pandemic, many small businesses have suspended operations or are re-framing their strategy to engage in virtual platforms. With the economy on rocky footing, and most consumers staying and working from home, we want...
Our Military Moms Blog team is incredibly unique. We live in different states and countries. We come from varying backgrounds, cultures, and beliefs. We have different family sizes. We are all different ages and in different stages of our lives....
My husband and I recently finished watching the Netflix series "Bodyguard." Military moms and spouses: consider this your spoiler alert and also a trigger warning.  The plot of "Bodyguard" crucially hinges on the main character's PTSD and combat stress....
Giving Tuesday was established in 2012. It started with a simple idea of enabling people to do good for others. It has grown into a global movement that inspires people annually to give time or money; to uplift one...
When I joined the Marine Corps, my recruiter sold me on joining the band. Frankly, it was a pretty easy sell, since I loved music. The problem was that she portrayed it as a pretty easy, cushy job. I quickly...
I just recently hit a milestone and turned the big 4-0. It truly is hard to believe. I remember my mom turning 40 and while it seems like it was so long ago, I remember thinking that 40 was so...
With COVID-19 rampant worldwide, many clinics and pediatricians are no longer seeing sick patients. But what about when your child is sick and needs to see a doctor? What about when you have questions - who do you ask?...

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Meal Trains and the Military: How Food Brings Us ALL Together

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In the decade or so since I’ve been a military spouse, it’s been difficult to effectively relay the ways in which our lives are...