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Beauty Hacks for Hippies: Postpartum Hair Loss

My husband occasionally (often) and affectionately (mostly) refers to me as a hippy. What he means, really, is crunchy. You know, clean eating, cloth diapers, and coconut flour.  Instead of experimental drugs and free love, think essential oils and committed relationships. Sorry real hippies, after three kids and three deployments I need lots of consistency […]

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How NOT to Help Those Struggling with Infertility

I feel compelled to start this post about infertility with a much needed, “I’m sorry.” I’ve requested stories of women who’ve struggled with infertility, and I’ve heard many stories of pain, loss and hardship with miscarriages, SIDS, and infertility. This post is specifically for those who’ve struggled with infertility, but before I move on to […]

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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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Iceberg Moments: We Are Exactly Who Our Children Need

I don’t know about you, but having kids in my thirties was harder than expected. I always knew I wanted kids, a daughter for sure. God in his wisdom gave me two boys. I love my boys deeply, they just weren’t what I expected or what I planned for.   As a child, I envisioned my marriage, my children. These visions played out in every baby and Barbie […]

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Processing Pain in Difficult Seasons

Five years ago, we adopted a little girl from China. The journey has been filled with joys, surprises, and struggles we could have never imagined. When we started the process, we thought our future daughter had a simple special need that was easily correctable. Her adoption file did not accurately represent her actual needs, and […]

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MilMB’s Book Club Presents an Interview with Candice Curry, Author of “The Con Man’s Daughter”

Tragedy, neglect, addiction, manipulation – all these words can describe “The Con Man’s Daughter” by Candice Curry. Yet, this memoir is so much more than this. It is a story of triumph over tragedy, love over pain, and forgiveness in all its forms. This book brought out a wide range of emotions and thoughts for […]

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