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#MilitaryMonday: Give Me a Break: The Case for Hourly Care

May 9, 2016
Military families need more child care flexibility than is often available within their military community. One mom builds the case for greater availability of hourly care.
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Chocolate is Nice. Equality is Better!

April 29, 2016
Mother’s Day was founded with a simple and beautiful wish – to honor the person who has done more for us than anyone in the world. At MomsRising, we do more than honor moms. We empower them – every day, all year long. We unite moms to win protections from gun violence, win access to lifesaving...
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#MilitaryMonday: Embracing and Empowering Spouses of Our Fallen Heroes

April 25, 2016
What happens when your world turns upside down with one knock on the door? The Special Ops Survivors Network steps in to build resiliency and offer community.
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#MilitaryMonday: Military Kids are the Force of the Future

April 25, 2016
No, not that “Force”... the “ Force of the Future” , a hot topic recently within military circles, as Secretary of Defense Ash Carter has advocated a host of changes he hopes will bring the military personnel system into the 21st century. Secretary Carter called upon the Pentagon “ to think outside...
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#MilitaryMonday: Is TRICARE Really Caring for Military Children?

March 28, 2016
There are two million military children in the United States and overseas locations. Like all children, Uncle Sam's kids, have health issues that need medical attention, but not all their needs are being met through TRICARE. What can we do to change this?
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Babywearing saved me: How I survived my worst days. #MilitaryMon

March 14, 2016
As a momma to 5 active little monkeys, babywearing has become essential for me to successfully get through each day. More times than not I have at least one child on my front, back, or side. Sometimes I have 2 on me. Sometimes even 3! But I didn't start my journey as a mom this way. Sure I'd use a...
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#MilitaryMonday: The Shocking Truth of Military Families and Hunger

February 29, 2016
In January, Abby Leibman testified before Congress about hunger among military families to help shed light on this important but often-ignored issue.
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#MilitaryMonday: Drowning in Child Care Costs? Here’s Your Lifesaver!

February 15, 2016
Child care can give military families a huge sticker shock. Luckily there are programs, like Child Care Aware, that can help!
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#MilitaryMonday: A New Series By and For #MilFams!

February 8, 2016
Welcome to #MilitaryMonday! As a veteran, military spouse, and mother of two school-aged children, I am excited to be a part of this new MomsRising blog series. The military community regularly faces unique challenges. Our mission is to create a space where we can lift up military voices in honor...
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