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#MilitaryMonday: The New Military Parental Leave--What does it really mean?

March 27, 2017
Paid Family Leave for military families has rapidly changed in the past two years, and the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act brings even more changes. While some of these changes appear to be improvements for military parental leave, several points of the new law have left us with some...
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#MilitaryMonday: Why we need Congress to help more military families qualify for food aid

March 27, 2017
This op-ed originally appeared in t he San Diego Union-Tribune and was authored by Representative Susan Davis and Abby Leibman Imagine serving your country, but needing help to feed your family — and because of a quirk in the law, you don’t qualify for food stamps. This is the harsh, underreported...
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#MilitaryMonday: A Pattern Of Malfeasance: The Department Of Defense’s Treatment Of Special Needs Military Kids

March 6, 2017
"If you’re going to sin, sin against God, not the bureaucracy; God will forgive you but the bureaucracy won’t." ― Hyman Rickover, Admiral, USN, (1900-1986) Admiral Rickover is considered the father of the Nuclear Navy, a fleet of nuclear-powered submarines and ships he helped create. Rickover is...
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#MilitaryMonday: Military Spouse: Get Hired with Confidence

February 20, 2017
Finding a job as a military spouse can be difficult. But the ladies over at MadSkills have you covered!
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#MilitaryMonday: My husband Matthew

February 13, 2017
One military mom's courageous struggle with new motherhood and the sudden loss of her husband.
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#MilitaryMonday: I Was a New Mother in the Military

February 6, 2017
Being a new mom in a military family presents particular challenges. The military needs to address these situations head on with more family-friendly policies like stronger and consistent paid leave policies.
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#MilitaryMonday: The ACA and TRICARE – How It Helps Military Families and What Repeal Means for You

January 30, 2017
The Affordable Care Act (ACA), implemented by Former President Obama in 2010, was enacted to provide a set of minimum essential benefits for commercial health insurance, such as preventative health services, cost-free screenings, and counseling. In addition, the ACA prohibits insurance companies...
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#MilitaryMonday: What You Need to Do When You Are Overseas for the Holidays

December 19, 2016
Being overseas for the holidays is the perfect opportunity to adopt new traditions and try new things!
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#MilitaryMonday: Moving with School-Aged Kids: The Plight of an Under-Informed Mom

December 12, 2016
Our kids attended Vicenza Elementary School in Italy for two years. As we prepared to move back to the United States , I was nervous about the transition to new schools. Will the kids be behind academically? Will they make friends? Will the curriculum be very different? Will they adjust? As it...
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#MilitaryMonday: Making the Mad Skills of Military Spouses Known

December 5, 2016
As with so many other people who land their perfect match on the internet, we met online. No, it wasn’t Tinder, although I like to believe we would both totally swipe right. We randomly found each other in a virtual fitness group, and soon learned we were both Army spouses,moms, and business driven...
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