Has there been a time in your life where a female friend, mentor, colleague, or family member has given you inspiration? Has that person given you the courage to face something difficult or helped you in some way that...
Here we are in this pandemic - one year later. Your child's school is closed or only open part-time. Dad's deployed or working some crazy over-time hours. There's three kids under the age of 10 running around your house, begging...
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...
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...
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...
Making Female Superheroes Mainstream  Have you heard this riddle before?  A boy and his father are driving down the road and crash. The father dies. The boy is rushed to hospital and when the surgeon walks in says, "I can’t operate...
What do you think of New Year's resolutions? January 1st always brings with it a certain expectation, one that over the years I have grown more and more apprehensive of. It's an expectation to start over, to do and be...
Today is World Prematurity Day. Every year on November 17th, the March of Dimes focuses on the ongoing crisis of premature births and children. They donate to research and development in this area, demand #BlanketChange on policies for mothers...
As moms, wives, and women, we’re hard on ourselves, and it is not pretty what it does to us. We lose ourselves to our insecurities both in how we perceive ourselves and how we think others view us, and we...
I know I'm not alone when I say I am overwhelmed. I am exhausted. I am burned out.  It started with working from home in March, which was sustainable because the Army wanted my husband working from home as well. Of...
I became a stay-at-home mom on purpose. I had to quit my job and was 27 weeks pregnant when I moved to the great state of Texas, so I made a deal with my husband. I would stay at home...
Mothers everywhere are collectively screaming inside their hearts. We are tired. We are anxious. We are uncertain. We are lonely while simultaneously craving an entire day without the presence of anyone else. And we see no end in sight.  We want...

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