“My, oh my! You must have grown at least a foot since I’ve seen you last!”
As military families around the globe prepare to travel “back home” f..
The cafeteria was buzzing at Camp Sandy Cove, West Virginia on a cool, wet morning. Moms, dads, grandparents, aunts uncles… each with a military kid..
We’re a soccer family. Our 7 and 10-year-old girls play, husband-Dave coaches both teams and I drag baby brother (2) to all the games, making me the..
You’ve probably heard of NMFA’s famous Operation Purple Programs…but whether you’ve signed up your mil-kid for Operation Purple Camp, or are just ..
“Mom, I want to join the Marine Corps. I want to be a COMBAT MARINE.”
Imagine my surprise and delight when my (then) 14-year-old daughter sprung ..
I’m always amazed when I meet other stay-at-home military spouse parents who don’t use hourly care. Chalk it up to a lack of imagination on my part,..
My son came home from school recently telling me about all the places his classmates are moving to. Among them were Hawaii, Germany, and Texas. He s..
Do you know how important a pit stop is? I didn’t understand it’s importance until recently, when I was fortunate to have met two of NMFA’s newest d..
After 11 years as military spouse and 8 years as a military mom, I’ve learned to make it through deployments, duty stations, and crazy transitions. ..
Sitting at the kitchen table, having breakfast with my children, I look at them and wonder how much time flies by. My oldest is 17 and my youngest i..