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“You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.”

Winnie the pooh

PTSD, as Told by a Veteran and a Military Spouse

My name is Annette, and I am the mother of two teenagers. I am also a military spouse of over 20 years and a Retired Army Combat Veteran. What some may not know is that I also suffer from PTSD, anxiety, and depression. I’ve been living with this since 2009. Some days are better than others. Some days I want

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The Life I Choose

While I was packing up my Christmas decorations, let’s just say not in a timeliest of manners, I had one of those bubble thoughts pop into my head that took me by surprise.  I was wrapping up all those precious handmade ornaments that my military kids have made at each school they have attended.  Each special thing assigned a duty

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going back to work. Mom and daughter sit at a table while mom works.

The Working Mom Military Spouse

Let me be clear, this is not a post about why I decided to go back to work. Honestly, the reasons are irrelevant because for any stay-at-home mom (SAHM) on the precipice of making this decision, the reasons will vary. I want to talk about how I decided to go back to work. Because quite honestly, pulling the trigger on

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