Effects of Being a Military Child

Effects of Being a Military Child

A mom in the military is all too familiar with the ways her job impacts her children. And we fear the effects of being a military child can be negative. We have a whole month celebrating our dandelion children in April. And military kids find ways to flourish despite the challenges they face. We are […]

12 Amazing Benefits of Being a Military Mom

12 Amazing Benefits of Being a Military Mom

Our children are strong and courageous, but I dare to say it’s because of the opportunities our service has given them. Being a military mom has its challenges and has amazing benefits for our children we rarely talk about. April has been known as the month of the Military Child since the mid-1980s. It is […]

Soldier’s Daughter: Experience While Her Mom is at War

Soldier’s Daughter: Experience While Her Mom is at War

April is the month of the military child. Cathy-Ann Alexander wrote a children’s book from her daughter’s experience of being a soldier’s daughter called Mya the Soldier’s Daughter. In 2017, Cathy deployed to Afghanistan and had her daughter stay with her sister in Canada. It was a hard year for both her daughter and her. […]

A Career in Science and Technology in the Military

A Career in Science and Technology in the Military

Rojan joined the Air Force through a Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship. A guidance counselor had recognized her love of math and science and recommended she attended a math and science camp at the Air Force Academy. From that she learned about ROTC and received a four-year scholarship, but had to get her degree in […]

Graduate Debt-Free With an ROTC Scholarship

Graduate Debt-Free With an ROTC Scholarship

Getting your degree without obtaining debt can be really difficult. But it doesn’t have to be. The military can help you get your degree debt-free. And when you graduate you will have a job in the military. Check out how Naomi was able to get her degree, master’s, and Ph.D. all paid for by the […]

The Tradition of Military Service

The Tradition of Military Service

It isn’t uncommon for military members to pass the tradition of military service down to their children. Charlene wanted to attend college and didn’t see a path forward with the military. But then she learned about how she could become an officer while earning her degree and everything changed. Listen to the full episode here. […]

A Fourth Trimester of Deployment?

A Fourth Trimester of Deployment?

Ten years after coming home from deployment and six years of being a mom has taught me to relook and refocus to see what motherhood can teach me about military life. I now look at a deployment similar to how I look at pregnancy. And while the similarities are uncanny there are also distinct differences. […]

The Importance of Self-Care and What I Learned

The Importance of Self-Care and What I Learned

What do you think of when you think of self-care? Do you think of your mental health or even getting a massage every once in a while? But self-care is more than focusing on your mental health and taking a break. It also includes taking care of yourself physically, like going to the doctor. This […]