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Adjusting Your Parenting When Your Spouse Comes Home

Like many military spouses, my husband traveled frequently when our first daughter was born. Often when he would come home, our daughter would treat him like a stranger and cling to me. Not only did I desperately need a break, it was clear that my daughter and her daddy needed some quality time together. Since our lifestyle meant […]

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Daycare Parents Keep Kids at Home

A Letter to My Fellow Daycare Parents: Please Keep Sick Kids at Home

I thought we daycare parents were in this crazy circus of drop-offs, pick-ups, and runny noses together. You know the drill; multiple times a week we smile and offer each other a quick hello while taking our children to or from their classroom before hurrying out, all while trying to not leave a shoe, sippy […]

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Let ‘Em Laugh: Embracing Your Spouse’s Sense of Humor

There I was enjoying a nice, relaxing shower. The kids were sleeping, the clothes were folded, and the floors were actually mopped hence I was enjoying a 10 minute shower instead of the typical hurried five minute one. Suddenly, I hear running footsteps. My husband bursts into the bathroom, opens the shower door, turns around, […]

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Nothing has changed in over 150 years.

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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Yes, My Husband is a Reservist, and Yes, We Are “Real” Military

I recently had a conversation with the spouse of an active-duty military member that got me thinking.  We were trying to set up a play date for our children and were talking about our schedules. She mentioned she doesn’t usually like to do play dates on the weekend because that is family time since her […]

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The Breastfeeding Shop

The Milk Fairies Have Ears: Why Breastfeeding Just Got Easier

When the nesting urge struck me recently, it struck like lightning. Everything that lingered on my to-do list for the last eight months suddenly felt more urgent than ever before. In one hormone and coffee fueled afternoon, I reorganized a hall closet, sorted through all the baby clothes, set up the crib, and ordered a […]

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