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Yes, You’re “Mom Enough”

 As I sit down to write this article, it’s been a week since the controversial TIME magazine was released. No doubt you’ve already seen the cover, but to refresh your memories, it features a mother standing up next to her three-year-old son on a stool, his mouth to her breast. In big bold letters itContinue Reading “Yes, You’re “Mom Enough””

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Pregnancy In The Military- Part Two – First Appointments

My first appointment wasn’t necessarily an appointment, it was just my first pregnancy visit to the doctor’s. Having taken a pregnancy test the night before and gotten a positive, I woke early the morning of my birthday to take another test. When I received another positive I was in the waiting room at the clinicContinue Reading “Pregnancy In The Military- Part Two – First Appointments”

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Pregnancy in the Military – Part One

I took the test the night before my birthday in early April. It had only been a week and a half since I had dropped my husband off at the airport to go back to Iraq from his R&R. I was just getting used to not having him around again when the anxiety started up.Continue Reading “Pregnancy in the Military – Part One”

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What I’d Say

There are two reasons for it, I think. Being a parent, you know, quietly, that your family will go on much longer than your own life. And when someone you love is in the military, you tend to think about mortality even more. You have no choice. Life is nothing if not unpredictable, and thereContinue Reading “What I’d Say”