Home of the Brave

That’s the headline on the front page of The Fayetteville Observer today, and it gave me pause. Beneath those four words were accounts of the various Memorial Day events that took place yesterday in the Fort Bragg area. The same story, more or less, is in the paper each year on the Tuesday after Memorial […] Continue Reading....
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The Mommy Wars

    The cover of the latest edition of Time Magazine shows an attractive young mother in skinny jeans and a tank top, one breast exposed as she looks at the camera defiantly and her preschool-aged son stands on a chair to breastfeed. It’s provocative, to be sure, but not nearly so provocative as the […] Continue Reading....
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Happy Military Spouse Appreciation Day!

So today is officially Military Spouse Appreciation Day, and it really is an official day. Military Spouse Day was first proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan on May 23, 1984 and every year since then it’s been celebrated on the Friday before Mother’s Day. Here’s this year’s White House proclamation about it. A snippet: “Our military […] Continue Reading....
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Military Family Lifestyle Survey

  For the third year in a row Blue Star Families has produced and intensive and exhausting Military Family Lifestyle Survey. You can read the results here: (and you should. It’s fascinating.) The survey results were released today in D.C. to a group of lawmakers and policy formers in hopes that they’ll actually listen. (fingers […] Continue Reading....
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