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January. Oh, January. The time when we envision a clean slate. The holidays have come and gone, the decorations have been tucked away and we have 10 months to wait before the anticipation of giving thanks and getting gifts...
With the end of the year comes reflection about what has gone well (and what hasn't!), and we are setting our sights on how to make 2024 even better! In order to do that, we need YOUR help! At The...
Life as a Military Spouse is not easy, so when someone mentions the term “Mindset Shift,” we might immediately roll our eyes, scoff and revert to internally scrolling through all of the not-so-easy things that come to mind. There...
Always the hustle and bustle with our past trying to see both families on the East Coast. I thought it was so hard and easy at the same time. Renting a car to fit our family of 6, plane...
THE NOTIFICATIONS I’m not sure what I did or when the feature began, but within the last 6 months my phone has started alerting me of my drive to home ETA. When it started, I’d be hopping in the car,...
The holiday season was upon us, our first (and only) year at our current duty station. I was excited. The previous year had been devoid of parties and gatherings of all kinds, due to the pandemic. Now, we lived...
10 months is a long time to be without your spouse...or your dad. 10 months is just short of a year. 10 months will be almost half of our youngest’s little life. 10 months of deployment is no joke....
Media is everywhere.  Sometimes it feels like it’s hard to escape it.  It can be even harder to know how to help our kids navigate the constant barrage of information when events around the world, or around the corner,...
Last week I cleaned the doors and doorframes that make up the narrow nook of the bath and laundry area downstairs, removing the black smudges left by my time using a wheelchair. On February 4th, I lost my grip...
Calling all Military Mom Collective Readers! The B-E-R months are amongst us and you can find us to cozied up with our fall To Be Read book pile. Check out our contributors' most anticipated reads this season below, with...

Mammogram Shmamogram

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A poem to encourage women to advocate for their health and remind them that a few minutes of discomfort can end up saving the many years ahead of you! They are large, they are small, some you can barely see...
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...

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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...