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Connecting with Your Spouse When Work is Classified

I was catching up with a girlfriend recently, and she was telling me about how tough it’s been around the house with her husband’s job lately. He’s a lawyer, and he’s working on a big case, and she was telling me about the long hours he’s putting in and the time away from family and […]

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When Breastfeeding Doesn’t Go Your Way

This week on the blog – in conjunction with The Breastfeeding Shop – we are thrilled to run a series of posts on breastfeeding in honor of World Breastfeeding Week. World Breastfeeding Week starts today and runs through Monday, August 7. It is a global movement for action to promote, protect and support breastfeeding by […]

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Being OK with Being OK

“You’re really hard on her,” my friend told me. I knew it was true, and I knew it was awful.   This was almost four years ago, and I can recall it as clearly as the block of cheese I ate for lunch. We were stationed in Italy and my dear friends and I had […]

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I Hate it Here …. No, Wait, I Love it!

In terms of military assignments, I’ve been pretty fortunate. Even for some locations with mixed reviews, I have always found something positive about my time there. Bloom where you’re planted and all. What I never expected was to instantly and thoroughly dislike a place I lived.  We arrived in Belgium on a cold, wintery day in […]

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Understanding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Military Family

As moms in the military community, it’s important to educate ourselves on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). If left unchecked or untreated, it can potentially lead to substance abuse, violent behavior, or suicide. What is PTSD? Everyone has painful memories, right? But not everyone is affected the same way. PTSD is a debilitating condition that can emerge after a frightening […]

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How Being a Military Brat Can Prepare You for Being a Military Wife

  There are hundreds, if not thousands, of research studies, commentaries, and articles published on the effects of military life upon children: the advantages and disadvantages, how the kids relate to the world and the people around them, the behavioral and intellectual effects, and so on. The Air Force was a constant throughout my life, […]

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Embracing Your Overseas Orders

So you received orders to move overseas? You may be scared of the unknown. You may be sad to sell your house or leave behind your friends. If you have kids, you may be dreading the fact that they have to start a new school. And if you are pregnant, you are, for sure, a […]

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On Becoming a New Military Spouse

This month marks our ninth year of marriage. As we begin to plan ways to celebrate our 10-year wedding anniversary, I am reminded of all things ’10 year’ we were once heading toward, prior to Air Force life.  Our family took up residence in cozy Colorado Springs for the majority of our lives. It’s been home for decades. […]

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