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Maternal Mental Health Is a BIG Deal (and We Need to Start Talking About It)

Maternal Mental Health According to the World Health Organization, “Worldwide about 10% of pregnant women and 13% of women who have just given birth experience a mental disorder, primarily depression. In developing countries this is even higher, i.e. 15.6% during pregnancy and 19.8% after child birth. In severe cases mothers’ suffering might be so severe […]

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What I would tell my younger military spouse self

To the New Military Spouse: I See You

To the new military spouse: I see you. You are standing by the wall at a squadron function. You alternate between timid and brazen, depending on your personality. Your eyes flit over every person there. You stay close to your significant other, even as the jargon confuses you and work conversations dominate the gathering. You […]

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Dealing with kids in public can be a challenge.

The Case for Chastising Your Kids in Public

“Thank You Momma.” The voice came from behind me. It was an unfamiliar voice, but it sounded like she was speaking to me. I turned, just enough to identify the speaker. Behind me was a woman, about my age. A boy about my own children’s ages was filling his cup beside her.  Our eyes met. […]

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If My Daughters Decide to Serve

Thanks to our three daughters, my husband and I feel like we live in a pink world: a world filled with the musings of a certain British-accented porcine princess, fairies, ponies, and the like. While I enjoy existing in a strawberry frosted doughnut universe, I know it won’t last forever. The Disney princess costumes will […]

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