This has been the craziest year. We all became homeschoolers, whether we wanted to be or not. We’ve seen fires, murder hornets, and the death of Mr. Peanut. There’s been an impeachment hearing, an election, race riots, and the...
By now I'm sure you've seen the enthusiastic social media posts … some branches of the military are now offering up to $500 reimbursement for spouses who hold a professional license when they PCS to a new state.  As...
This post is sponsored by our partner, the Association of Military Spouse Entrepreneurs. AMSE is an exclusive community for military spouse entrepreneurs to learn how to launch, build, or scale their own business. Founded by Moni Jefferson and Flossie...
I’m a middle school teacher. I have a lot of things displayed in my classroom, but this is among my favorites: Anyone who deals with children on a daily basis will be able to relate and most likely agree...
"The writer is by nature a dreamer - a conscious dreamer." ~Carson McCullers Ever since I was a little girl, I've loved writing. I wrote poems and short stories, and I never once complained about writing sentences that contained our...
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...
I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. Short stories in elementary school. Poetry in middle school. Then I realized I had a knack for persuasive essays in high school and research papers in college. I love technical...
3:00 am Wake up five-year-old so that she can go potty. We went ages with zero accidents, but suddenly, we need a mid-sleep potty break. Why? I don’t have a flipping clue. 4:15 am Alarm goes off. Why so early, you ask?...
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Redefining Failure

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“I need to withdraw from the program.” These are words that my brain would not have even considered in 2019 because I thrive on craziness.  To illustrate my love of craziness: last year my daughter had spine surgery, we sold our...
We are proud to partner with Body Boost on our Military Mama Spotlight. Each month, we feature a mom in one of our communities who is doing amazing things. If you know an inspiring military mom who has a...
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. Many of us experienced remote work for...
It’s a funny thing, this military life … despite being a teacher, I rarely actually teach. Instead, I often find myself occupying other roles: stay-at-home mom, PTO volunteer, FRG leader, etc. And while these are all fulfilling in their own...

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Root Bound and Feeling Stuck: When Everyone is Changing Except You

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I feel as root bound and hemmed in as a plant that has been in its pot for too long. Restless, edgy, stuck...I am...
children waiting in airport and a travel case with "The Dreaded Travel Dilemma" in text and MMC logo

The Dreaded Travel Dilemma