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Category Archives: Family

Love and Deployments

So you fell in love with a service member, love true love. The falling in love is the easy part.Its the navigating through the lifestyle that gets tricky. With the … Continue reading

February 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

I’m Still a Feminist if I Let My Husband Love Me, Right?

Relationships, marriages, families: to keep them healthy, it takes a lot of work. Even when you love someone beyond measure, there are the daily realities – toothpaste squeezed from the … Continue reading

February 10, 2014 · 14 Comments

Do You Have a Roadblock – Mental Health for Caregivers

When the news came to me- it was an article gently sent by a caring friend- my first thought as I read the headline that a mom had tried to … Continue reading

January 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

An Open Letter to Simon Property Group, AbilityPath.org, and Fashion Valley Mall

An Open Letter to Simon Property Group, AbilityPath.org, and Fashion Valley Mall: “Would it be OK if I hold your daughter in my arms?” was a question that will forever … Continue reading

December 19, 2013 · 5 Comments

Strength in Numbers: Military Families Unite

When I had my first child, my husband and I barely had two pennies to pinch together. My husband’s chief and his wife brought us a gift of baby clothes … Continue reading

December 18, 2013 · 3 Comments

Our Turn on the Holiday Deployment Circuit

Everyone who has been married to the military, or in the military for that matter, knows that there are deployment cycles. We just happen to be part of the group … Continue reading

December 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

2013 MSNN Holiday Guide

Military Special Needs Network (MSNN) is proud to announce the release of its first publication.  The 2013 MSNN Holiday Guide, an online Magazine, is filled with helpful articles, supportive advice, … Continue reading

November 19, 2013 · 2 Comments

In Search of: Judgment Free Zone

New moms are pretty fragile. Like the babies we have just given birth to, we are unsure, out of our element and inundated with information. We face judgement from every … Continue reading

November 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

When Mommy Needs Reminding

I wrote this a couple of weeks ago. I knew things were going to get crazy, as we are in the middle of the below-referenced PCS. I am still trying … Continue reading

August 29, 2013 · 2 Comments

Doing Summer Right

Like every other parent, I am wracked with feelings of inadequacy and failure when it comes to special needs parenting. I wonder if I am patient yet firm, supportive yet … Continue reading

July 5, 2013 · 3 Comments