It can be tough for military moms to form friendships with others who grasp what they’re facing. The good news? Military moms are everywhere.
Yellow ribbons are a common way to show support for our troops and you don’t need to be a military family member to display one!
Being a military mom is stressful. Self-care is a must in helping you relieve that stress and making you a better military mom.
Remember the day your child told you they were joining the Army? I sure do! It can be a roller coaster of complicated stress and emotions that no one else seems to understand. Although your Soldier is becoming part of the greatest military in the world, it’s an uncomfortable feeling when you don’t know what […]
Being away from home a lot meant that my Soldier would miss many moments with his family and friends. The first time he deployed to Afghanistan, it was in November. He would miss Christmas with his family for the first time. It was difficult for him to leave his wife and small children, but duty […]
I am delighted to share with you my “Military Mom Prayer Journal.” I created this prayer journal to help you find strength, peace, courage and faith as you travel this military mom journey. When my soldier was deployed to Afghanistan, it was difficult to get through the day. While he completed missions with bravery and […]
After a year-long deployment to Afghanistan, I learned that my son was coming home! Being an excited military mom, I wanted to shout it from the rooftops—and I did. With the help of social media, I posted my daily countdown days, photos, and his destination in a flurry of excitement. Although these were seemingly innocuous […]
We missed my son so much the first Christmas he was assigned to a Germany duty station. He spent it in Germany, while the rest of us celebrated a traditional Christmas at home. Our holiday felt odd without him there. Between the tears and strong emotions, we got through Christmas with video and phone calls. […]
Nonprofit organizations are those that qualify for tax-exempt status by the IRS. With over 1.5 million nonprofits in the United States, over 45,000 of those are dedicated to military veterans and their families. One way to honor those who served is to donate to a nonprofit organization with military-related missions. I rounded up a few […]
Letting go is hard for parents. It’s especially challenging when your child leaves for military service. Since his birth, I saw or talked to my son daily. I cared for his needs, protected him, and guided him through life’s ups and downs. When I learned that he joined the Army, I wasn’t prepared. I didn’t expect […]