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Military Moms Get Breast Pumps Covered 100% Through Tricare

For new military moms or who are expecting a baby, you can get a a breast pump 100% covered by Tricare! The Breastfeeding Shop will send it to you free of charge along with 2 accessory kits & 6 boxes … Continue reading

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Strength Finds Me

Long after Horatio returned from his most recent 20+ month deployment, people still say they don’t know how we did it. Horatio gets looks of pity for having been away from his family for so long, and friends and acquaintances … Continue reading

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Dogs of War: Rescue Dogs and Veterans Helping Each Other

I usually don’t write about TV shows, though I do get a lot of pitches for them.  Something about my mood lately made me read through an email from a new show’s representative this morning and I am so glad … Continue reading

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Fake it ’til You Make It

Holiday time can be very stressful for a military family with a deployed parent.  I’m glad to not be celebrating as a single parent this year.  Having Horatio at home has made this holiday season much more festive than the … Continue reading

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Mrs. Murphy Returns

  Mrs. Murphy visited several times while Horatio was deployed.   (For those of you who don’t remember, Mrs. Murphy’s Law is the corollary to Murphy’s Law.  Murphy’s Law is: “If it can go wrong, it will go wrong.”  Mrs. Murphy’s … Continue reading

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Staying Connected During Deployment

  Helping your kids stay connected with a deployed parent is very important, but it is equally critical to not dwell on the issue.  Finding the balance is a challenge and staying connected can be difficult.  Having survived and thrived … Continue reading

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Put Yourself First

As a military spouse, who sometimes parents four kids solo, I frequently get asked “how do you do it?”  I hear, “I could never do what you do,” regularly.  I really don’t see it that way, though.  Sure, sometimes my … Continue reading

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Care Packages They Won’t Forget

Guest Post: If your soldier or military spouse has been deployed a long time and you feel like you’ve sent care package after package after package, you may feel like you’re running out of ideas. Here are a few ideas … Continue reading

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Don’t Feel Much Like Celebrating? Do It For The Kids

Holiday time can be very stressful for a military family with a deployed parent.  I’m glad to not be celebrating as a single parent this year.  Having Horatio at home has made this holiday season much more festive than the … Continue reading

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