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Raising Strong Black Sons: A Call to Action

I figured my mother to be a huge crime-book enthusiast as I was coming of age. She used to incessantly say that her biggest fear was of mistaken identity. Really!?! A 48-year-old single mother and middle school history teacher being mistaken for murder? On the run as Federal Marshal Tommy Lee Jones leads a search […]

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No Matter How Commonplace Moving Becomes, There’s Always the Dreaded Week of Lasts

We are moving this week. I am a pro at moving. We’ve done it enough. Staged house to sell. Separated stuff into piles. Cleaned out closets. Transferred utilities. We’re good at it. Moving is easy. But no matter how often I fill out a change of address form on the post office website, there is […]

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5 Must-See Beaches When Stationed in Jacksonville, NC

When military families first find out they’re going to be stationed in Jacksonville, North Carolina, they tend to be less than thrilled. They were maybe hoping for somewhere a little more glamorous like California or Hawaii. In their minds, they picture Jacksonville as a typical military town littered with tattoo parlors and barber shops.  What […]

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Raising Kids in OKC

Six Reasons Oklahoma City is the BEST Place to Raise Kids

I vividly remember the day we got our orders for Oklahoma City. My husband just finished preliminary training and getting our selection that day was a big affair. His grades were so good that we had every reason to expect our first choice. So when we ended up getting our very LAST choice, we were […]

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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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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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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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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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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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