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While attending BMT for the world’s greatest Air Force, trainees find themselves assigned to certain job duties – Chow Runners, Flight Guidon, or Road Guards. From a mama’s perspective – these duties prepare them for dorm life and beyond....
I have not only joined Military Mom Collective as a mother and a military spouse, but I am also a Veterinary nurse. We were called vet techs, but my schooling and experience are the same as an RN in...
About 160 years ago Yosemite National Park became the first piece of wildland protected forever, thanks to Mr. Abraham Lincoln. For those who aren’t familiar with the National Parks, Yosemite is in the beautiful state of California. It is...
I was first introduced to Tiny Troops Soccer through a fellow military spouse while I was pregnant with my first child.  While I knew it wasn't going to be something we could participate in for a few years, I...
Writing to your trainee while in basic training can serve as a lifeline, connecting recruits to their support systems during a time of intense transformation. Each letter becomes a cherished thread of communication, weaving through the rigors of training...
March is child life month! The field of child life is small, but mighty and over the years we have expanded from strictly working in hospitals to now working in the communities, dental offices, funeral homes, schools, etc. Child...
Here I am preparing for both of my sons to deploy on two different missions, just as my husband did. As a mom, my mind begins racing in 1000 different directions: all while feeling the intense emotion of wanting...
The Military Mom Collective is joining people all across the U.S. to celebrate the number pi, also written 𝝅 or 3.14. Pi is the ratio between the circumference of a circle and its diameter. The digits of pi go...
The hustle and bustle of the holidays are behind us, New Year's resolutions have been made (and perhaps, already broken), we have settled into a new year and our winter days are numbered. Around February and March, many of...
This is the story of Bea and a friendship built to withstand the military. Lasting friendships can be hard to come by these days – especially in the unpredictable life of a military spouse. Luckily, though, some friendships are...
Puppy Chow (also known as Muddy Buddies) is a fun sweet treat that comes together quickly and can be tweaked for any holiday by changing the sprinkles! If you’re not from the Midwest… no don't give this Puppy Chow...

Embracing Date Nights IN

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“What if we just stayed in and ordered pizza tonight with the kids, instead of driving into the city for dinner?” It was the late afternoon and I was laying on our bed, still wearing my leisure wear from...

Military Lifestyle

To the Mom of a Military Spouse

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An open letter to the Mom of a Military Spouse, Aka my mom. And the moms out there who’ve earned it.  You don’t have your own...
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Writing to your Trainee