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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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Parenting: Good Luck With That

Sometimes, so much of being a mom seems like nothing more than having parenting luck. When I see those parents who are always talking about how good their kid is and how easily they do this or that, I’m thinking that parent lucked out. I mean, sure we play a role in our kid’s personality, […]

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How I Survived Having Twins, A Potty Training Toddler, and Moving Overseas in The Same Year

I read one time that in an effort to minimize stress and anxiety, you should only have one major life event in a year. Get married, have a baby, change jobs, move anywhere … those things might all happen at some point in your life, but you’re supposed to space them out. Right? Right. Well, […]

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Ballad of a Hot Mess Mom

Alarm goes off at half past six You hit snooze to get your fix Of the sleep you lost the night before As you frantically searched for a costume and more   Because your child has yet another theme day At least the 12th time this year, you must say Pinterest mom, you most definitely […]

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A New Mom’s Survival Guide: The Advice I Wish I’d Gotten (And The Advice I Wish I’d Listened To)

We all know that having a baby is completely life altering. Those first few months are tough. They are exhausting. You don’t have good days and bad days. You have good minutes and bad minutes. You get a lot of advice. Some of it is useful and much of it is “well-intentioned.” Most importantly, you […]

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Keep Abilene Boring: A Guide to Dyess Air Force Base

Yes, that is the unofficial slogan for this West Texas town, population 115,930.  By the time we finally move this summer, we will have lived here for a total of 6, count them, SIX years! Join the Air Force, they said! See the world, they said! Needless to say, I think I can now offer […]

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The Unseen Sacrifices of a Military Spouse

It’s been one of those weeks, folks, where complaint after compliant leaves my lips and my heart feels weakened by the hardships of this life. People have attempted to inflate my ego for the countless hours I have (and am) surviving without my spouse. Although appreciated, their kind words fail to encompass the multitude of […]

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You Had Me at Prime: An Amazon Love Story

Dog food, baby food pouches, diapers, batteries, air filters, K-cups, vitamins, face cream, breastfeeding pads, shower drain hair catchers, baby bottles, dry shampoo, baby nose saline, clothing, books, wipes, bottle brush, travel mug, razor, and a Bug-A-Salt (the non-traditional gift for the ninth wedding anniversary is a salt-based bug killing weapon, FYI)…what do all of […]

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