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Category Archives: Motivation

An Ode to the Military Child

Being a Military Child is a tough gig. It seems that once you get the hang of things, everything changes. Whether it be moving every three years to saying goodbye … Continue reading

April 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Celebrating The Joy That Is My Daughter

As my daughter approached the van after school one day I could see that something was wrong. Usually she skipped out of school, but now her shoulders were slumped, her … Continue reading

April 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Reacting to a Diagnosis

March is Developmental Disabilities Month. MSNN will be highlighting a different developmental disability each blog post this month in an effort to educate, inspire and connect our families. If you would like … Continue reading

March 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

Crushing My Autistic Child’s Spirit

“In your eyes, he becomes a collection of behaviors to reward or suppress, and on some level, he stops being a person to you.” Susan Senator wrote this startling revelation … Continue reading

February 26, 2014 · 2 Comments

Consumed by Numbers

For almost a decade I was consumed with numbers. With every waking minute, numbers interrupted my every thought. “I need to (3.8) take out the trash” “My shift (100) starts … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

What I Learned About Love

Listen up folks: it’s not often we get a blog from a dad. Heck. It’s not often we see dads too actively involved, period, just due to deployment schedules, geo … Continue reading

February 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

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