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Cindy and John McCain, photo courtesy of the Library of Congress.

The Silent Service of Cindy and Carol: A Tribute to the Wives of John McCain

As the nation mourns the loss of Senator John McCain, his life will be celebrated in multiple locations, criss-crossing the vast geographic and cultural boundaries of the country for which he so greatly suffered, so admirably served, and so greatly loved. He will be memorialized in both Arizona and Washington D.C. before burial at his […]

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Meal Planning Ideas for the Burnt-Out Parent

All it takes is one preggo brain, three littles scurrying around at your feet, and a deployed spouse (or any one of those things) to make meal planning an incredulous activity (err, chore). Most parents I know hate meal planning with a passion. It’s funny because we’re smart and resourceful people, but when the time comes […]

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Sunday Supper

Sunday Supper and How I Survive Endless Detachments

I am so over hearing “that’s so nice for you that your husband doesn’t deploy.” Yes, it is very nice that he does not deploy; however, that does not mean he doesn’t detach or spend countless weekends away on cross countries or TDY trainings. My husband is rarely home. The kids and I stay so […]

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Art Therapy: Exploring the Emotions of Military Kids During a Deployment

Art Therapy: Exploring the Emotions of Your Military Child During a Deployment

While there are many challenges associated with being a military family, one of the most difficult is coping with stress when the active duty member is deployed. Military children may also experience this stress despite the love and reassurance of family at home. Beginning with the first deployment, increased feelings of anger, loneliness and fear […]

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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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