Tag: children

An Uncomfortable Conversation About Pornography and Your Child

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Breastfeeding. Preschool. Bicycle safety. Stranger danger. Moody teenagers. Deployment. Self-care. These are fairly common topics that you might come to expect here on Military...

The Great American: A Better Country Starts at Home

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A couple of years ago, I was privileged to work with a very inspiring group of young people. They were committed to making positive...

Controlling the Chaos: Children and Chores

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Kids and chores. When is the best time to start? I say now. With more of us at home than ever, this is a great time...

Military Moms Back to School Favorites

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It's back to school time! Or is it?  There is still a great deal of uncertainty on how and where schooling will take place for...

I Post Photos of My Kids on Social Media – Here’s...

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In the digital era of parent shaming, gaslighting, and social media hate, people are pouring out thousands of blog posts, news articles, and social...

Adventure Awaits with Wanderwild

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A new assignment is always filled with new adventures, with new things to learn and explore together as a family. The mom-owned company Wanderwild...

3 Steps for Teaching Children Emotional Resilience

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I believe that teaching emotional resilience is crucial to raising young children into successful adults. Kids in the military need an extra layer of...

Raising an Orchid Child in the Military

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The symbol of the military child is the dandelion - a flower that can grow in almost any condition and is nearly impossible to...

Guilt-Free Screen Time : YouTube Read Alouds to the Rescue

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How many books can one mom read aloud to her children?  Five? Ten? Seven hundred and thirty-eight? COVID-19 is helping me find out. Before social distancing...

Cheap Summer Sensory Bins For Preschoolers

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In the UK, schools are out for summer break at the end of July. For a whole six weeks. And that isn't including the eleven...

Dear School Districts: Keeping Schools Closed Does Not Work For Everyone

To Whom It May Concern: As the mother of two elementary-aged children, the decision of whether or not to reopen schools this fall and how that...

10 Summer Fun Ideas While Social Distancing

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Ah, summer. The weather is warming up, and the country is slowly going back into "normal." We see across the nation some retailers starting to open...