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Military Spouse of the Day: Katie Womack Buller

Introducing Katie Womack Buller, Coast Guard spouse, currently stationed in Boston, MA.  Katie and her husband Jay have been married for 13 wonderful years.  She enjoys getting to see other … Continue reading

May 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Your Special Education Responsibilities

Last week, I wrote about your rights when it comes to your child’s education, as parents have a key role in the special education process.  This week, we’re going to … Continue reading

August 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Well-Oiled Kitchen

I’ve come to realize that being organized really pays off; it saves you time and money in the long run. I wasn’t always an organized person (just ask my mom, … Continue reading

January 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Thank You

Around us everywhere, we see vulnerabilities. Our military families are hurting. We can’t see healthcare specialists or get access to care. We’re shuffled around, stressed to the max, and tired. … Continue reading

September 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Gift of Kindness

It’s beautiful to see how my little girl, Addie, comes to life when she’s in the water.  No longer is she quadriplegic; the buoyancy of the water encourages her movement.  … Continue reading

July 9, 2013 · 2 Comments

Marriage, Military & Special Needs: Til Diagnosis Do Us Part?

My husband and I have been married 51.01 Kardashians (that is equal to 10 year for those of you that are not pop culture savvy). That is quite the feat … Continue reading

June 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

June is Hydranencephaly Awareness Month

On June 30, 2008, a brown-eyed little man was born that wasn’t supposed to be. He had been given a grim prognosis at around 22 weeks of life within the womb, … Continue reading

June 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Advocating For You: A Letter to United HealthCare

Last week, we asked our members stationed in the TRICARE West region about their experience with the recent insurance transition from TRIWEST to United Healthcare Military and Veterans. We have … Continue reading

May 10, 2013 · 2 Comments

A Big Brick Wall and a Kick in the Teeth

As special military families, we’re all too familiar with brick walls.  Every new diagnosis, change in schedule, PCS move, new doctor, insurance transition, deployment, and IEP each bring their own brick walls.  … Continue reading

April 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Different, Not Less: The Great Divide

Tomorrow is World Autism Awareness Day, and I’ve been staring at this blank page for a couple hours now.  What do I write?  I’m not sure if I should light … Continue reading

April 2, 2013 · Leave a comment