When I found out a year ago that I was pregnant, I vowed not to be one of those women who completely changes when she has a baby. I had seen so many of my friends become so different from their previous selves, and I didn’t want that for me. But now I can safely […]
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My first Christmas gift of the season came a couple weeks early, at a play date with a dear friend and our kids. As time was drawing to a close, she pulled out a small gift bag and handed it to me. My kids instantly zeroed in on the reindeer-adorned bag, tearing into a treasure […]
Everybody gets heart eyes for Christmas. I mean, I can see why. The lights, the music, the childlike expectation of Christmas morning. Christmas is great. But for me? I’m all about New Year’s. A Champagne fueled party that ends in a countdown to fireworks and kissing and a fresh start? Now that’s something I can […]
Last spring, I ran into the grocery store with my youngest child to pick up some last-minute supplies for dinner before heading to school to pick up my two oldest. As I was bagging some sweet potatoes, a man approached me. He was just an ordinary looking man. Fifty-something. Cropped gray hair. Glasses. Collared golf […]
I had never planned to have children outside of the United States. The hope for an overseas assignment always seemed like a long shot for my husband’s career, and the thought of fighting a language barrier and different practices of medicine terrified me. Nevertheless, we decided to try for just one more child while living […]
Military Moms Blog is taking a break from producing new content to spend some time with our families this holiday season. In the meantime, catch up on some old content, and we will see you back here on January 1st! Thank you for reading, and have a safe and healthy winter break!
Military Moms Blog is taking a break from producing new content to spend some time with our families this holiday season. In the meantime, catch up on some old content, and we will see you back here on January 1st! Thank you for reading and have a safe and healthy winter break!
I know that December is a busy month for all of us. Between school functions, concerts, work parties, holiday traditions, and time with family and friends, it’s a miracle that anyone has time for anything else! That is why our December book club choice, Class Mom by Laurie Gelman, was ideal – a light, shorter read […]
Moms. Seriously. We live in Argentina, and if you know anything about Argentina, you know that it might actually be the meat capital of the world. When you go to a restaurant, what’s on the menu? Meat. When you go to a friend’s house for lunch or dinner, what’s being served? Meat. When you partake […]
Threenager: (n) 1. a 3-year-old in stature with the attitude the size of a teenager; 2. a pain in the butt; 3. my kid I knew I was in hot water after a conversation argument over breakfast one morning: C: I need more breakfast now. Me: You can’t have more breakfast until you finish your […]
I love my children. I love their spunk, their personalities, their joy at the little things, their unpredictability, and their curiosity for the world. But, honestly, I cannot spend every minute with them. The same things I love about them also can become the things that make me want to hide in my bathroom (which […]
Yes parents, you read that right, we don’t do Elf on the Shelf. I am acutely aware that what you are about to read will not sit well with some of you. I also am completely unapologetic about what I am about to say. Catch up on why fellow Military Moms Blog Contributor Jen loves […]