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Murphy’s Law of Deployment: A Poem

You’ve heard of Murphy’s Law, right – anything that can go wrong, will? Well, we here at Military Mom’s Blog recognize another fundamental law of the universe … Murphy’s Law of Deployment. Anything that can go wrong during a deployment, will. We would exclaim, “Y’all don’t even know!!” but you totally, totally do. The minute […]

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To The Teacher in California Who Had Less Than Kind Things to Say About Our Military

To the teacher in California who had less than kind things to say about our military members: You sir, are wrong. You are just statistically, and factually, wrong. I don’t need to bolster my point with opinion because the facts speak for themselves. My opinion of military members, or the fact that I am married […]

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5 Non-Toy Gift Ideas for the Military Family in Your Life

It’s that time of year again, friends; the Christmas shopping season is upon us. In every store we enter, expertly executed displays will entice us. Festive tunes will coax us.  Children will thumb through toy catalogs, eagerly selecting dozens of this year’s most proficiently marketed baubles … it’s practically a rite of passage. And at […]

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Cognitive Restructuring for the Military Spouse: How to Turn Your Less-Than-Sunny Attitude Into One of Gratitude This Thanksgiving Season

Ever feel like you’re on a merry-go-round of negativity? Like your gut reactions line up a liiiiittle too well with Debbie Downer? Then you might need a little cognitive restructuring in your life, my friend. ** Essentially, cognitive restructuring is taking negative associations or thoughts and mentally re-working them for a more positive outcome. At […]

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The Kindness Rocks Project

Make the Last Days of Summer ROCK!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock (pun totally intended), you’ve probably heard about or seen The Kindness Rocks Project (or one of its MANY offshoots) in action.  The concept is simple — brighten someone’s day by painting rocks, hiding them in your neighborhood for others to find, and then hunting for some yourself! Join your […]

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Feeling Invisible in an Awards and Promotions Driven World

Won any awards lately?  Any big promotions on the horizon?  Eh, me either girl, you’re in good company here.  It turns out we’re not the only ones who struggle with feeling invisible, and with a moniker like the silent ranks, it’s not difficult to imagine why a military spouse might feel unnoticed in this awards […]

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