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Monthly Archives: February, 2013

My Worst Nightmare – and it’s Real

I dread nightfall. My body yearns for sleep, but my mind will not let it come peacefully. My dreams are haunted by the sounds of my daughter’s screams. These are … Continue reading

February 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

Ain’t Nothin’ But a G (tube) Thang, Baby

In 2007, my daughter was a diagnosed with “failure to thrive”.  Since her oral intake was so low, Addie needed a feeding tube to help promote weight gain and growth.  … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Elephant in the Room

Amanda from ConfessionsFromHH6 is a friend of MSNN. She is one of our oft-featured Guest Bloggers. If you don’t follow her, you should. Right now. I’ll wait. Today, Amanda writes about … Continue reading

February 21, 2013 · 2 Comments

An Ode to You. Yes, YOU!

You are pretty terrific. Did you know that? How many times, after introducing yourself as either a military spouse, or after folks find out that you have a special needs … Continue reading

February 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Rebuilding a family after deployment

I get the impression that my civilian friends think military homecomings are like those featured on Lifetime movies. Where the woman primps for hours to make sure her hair is … Continue reading

February 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

One Family’s Story: CHD Hits Home

MSNN put the call out to our members for a blog for CHD (Congenital Heart Defect) Awareness week. Jennifer answered beautifully. Below is her story of how CHD hit home, … Continue reading

February 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Failure to Provide: Switching from TRIWEST to United Health Care pt. 2

This is a second blog in a series about the upcoming transition from TriWest to United Health Care. To read the first blog post, click HERE. On a cold day … Continue reading

February 4, 2013 · 4 Comments

I’ll Pray for Your Son

This statement uttered by so many, meant from the heart, based upon a person’s personal belief system in a higher power REALLY IRRITATES ME. Let me explain. Praying that my … Continue reading

February 1, 2013 · 45 Comments