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Things You Wish You Could Ask Your Crunchy Momma Friends

  Conversations with mom friends can be insightful and helpful. Actually, I’ve found my mom friends to be instrumental in my survival throughout this first year of raising my first child. Baby product recommendations, translating various cries, encouragement at crazy hours in the morning, and tips and tricks shared in an effort to lighten the […]

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Base Housing Doesn’t Have to be Basic

At some point in a military career, you are likely to live in military base housing or some type of off-base, privatized housing. Base housing isn’t always basic, but it usually is a standard home with builder grade materials. In some locations, you may be lucky enough to get a historic home where the layout […]

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School Lunch 101: The Basics

*Special thanks to a military mom of five for all of this great information. I LOVE school supplies. My favorite time of year was back to school shopping. There is nothing better than new notebooks, folders, pens, and something to organize it all. Even now, while I am insufferably cheap and use random pens that […]

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What Down Syndrome Is NOT

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month and, if you have a friend with a family member who has Down syndrome, your Facebook or Instagram may become flooded with informative posts about what exactly Down syndrome is.  However, you don’t often get to read or understand what Down syndrome is not.  I was 23 years old […]

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Miscarriage and the Military: Navigating the Logistics of Loss

As a military spouse, I’ve been conditioned to expect bumps in the road. Changes are inevitable, everything is taken with a grain of salt, and nothing is official until it’s in the rear view mirror. I’ve come to take pride in rolling with the punches and in moving forward despite the challenges. But that day […]

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