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The Dos and Don’ts of PCSing With Pets

It’s only March, but Permanent Change of Station (PCS) season will be here before we know it. This is the span from May 15-August 31 where the military experiences a surge of moves for members and families. According to Military.com, nearly 65 percent of moves occur during this time! Whether it is your first move […]

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Pensacola Beach and the Blue Angels

The Best of Pensacola for Kids of All Ages

Pensacola, Florida, is known for its white sand beaches and emerald waters. It also is the home to multiple Naval Air Stations and specific training schools that will land many in the area for weeks or years at a time. Unfortunately, many of the family attractions are geared for school-aged kids, so it took me […]

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Mid-run ice cream break. Two moms, four kids, ten miles!

A Mom’s Guide to Marathon Training

I have been a runner for the past 16 years. By no means am I a professional or elite runner, but I have run over a hundred races spanning in distance from one mile to 50 miles. In the past, I never really had to think about my training. I just went outside and ran. […]

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Pregnant lady

Pregnancy Rules Around the World

Since my first pregnancy seven years ago, I have come to relax … a lot. But first a disclaimer: The information included in this article is not directly supported by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (acog.org). Please consult your health care provider for complete individualized recommendations. So, while, I offer you encouragement in your […]

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Nothing has changed in over 150 years.

Dear Congress, Stop Using Military Families for Your Own Political Gain

Well, Congress, you collectively suck. I would like to immediately include the disclaimer that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily represent the views of the entire Military Moms Blog Contributing Team. Now that that’s out of the way, I’m going to run a clinic — A Festivus in February Airing of the […]

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January Book Club: Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

“‘As you yourself have said, what other explanation can there be?’ Poirot stared straight ahead of him. ‘That is what I ask myself,’ he said. ‘That is what I never cease to ask myself.’” January’s book club choice was Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie. This book is a classic murder mystery set in […]

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teacher in California and military remarks

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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New to Texas? Top 5 Reasons to Pick H-E-B Over the Commissary

I am going to just come right out and say it. I have been having an affair … with H-E-B. The first time we met, I didn’t know what I had. I was young and foolish. I used you to buy almost ready-made meals and cheap beer or a bottle of Strawberry Daiquiri Boone’s Farm. […]

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Yes, My Husband is a Reservist, and Yes, We Are “Real” Military

I recently had a conversation with the spouse of an active-duty military member that got me thinking.  We were trying to set up a play date for our children and were talking about our schedules. She mentioned she doesn’t usually like to do play dates on the weekend because that is family time since her […]

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What Is A Government Shutdown?

At 12:00:01 AM, on January 20, 2018, the U.S. government officially shut down. Unfortunately for the American people, this has become what my grandmother would call “old hat.” But, what does a shutdown mean? According to Politifact, a government shutdown happens when both Congress and the President fail to work together to pass legislation funding government operations and agencies by a designated date, […]

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