Tag: duty station

For My Children, I Am Stable

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In my children's world of military chaos and disorder, I am the constant, the always present person and place. But this role isn't easy. At...

10 Ways to Spark Joy this Winter

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As military families, we're constantly on the move. You may be tired of your warm winter or waiting to get out of your cold...

Self-Appointed Jersey Girl: How Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Stole My Heart

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I've fallen in love. Like hard. For my family's newest duty station. It's an unexpected love affair, as I've been to this state and...

The Military Spouse’s Guide to Making Mom Friends

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I glanced around the park, looking for the group I was supposed to meet. Was the woman with the jogging stroller from Hike it...

Goodbye Mayberry: A Farewell to Fort Leavenworth

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Military life can sometimes feel like a never-ending series of puddle jumps. Two years here, one year there—even less, sometimes. Making the effort to...

For My Daughter on Her First Birthday

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My daughter just turned one, and I keep crying about it. It’s been a year since this little one came careening into the world two...

Living in the Moment when the Moment’s About to End

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These days, the first thing anyone asks me is, “Are you ready for the move?” We’re PCSing in six weeks. I should be deep...

Grit and Heart (and Also Quite Smart): This Is What Military...

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Military families make up less than 0.5 percent of the American population. Though we have been at war since 9/11, few Americans have served in...

5 Reasons Why Living in Indiana Is the Best

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Other than living overseas for a few years as a child, for most of my life I have lived in Indiana, also known as...

A Little Lone Star Love: Leaving Texas

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  Seven and a half years.  Besides the state I grew up in, this is the longest I have lived anywhere. When we first moved to...

In Our Next House … A Poem of Dreaming and Scheming

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  Like you, many of the contributors of Military Moms Blog have had a Permanent Change of Station this summer. With the way the military...

Staying Present During a PCS

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We all wait for it - the moment those orders officially arrive telling us where to next and when. Whether it is good news...