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New York Support Comes Full Circle

(1) Comments | Posted November 19, 2012 | 5:11 PM

It was a move that she was dreading. Tina was married to a Marine and had lived on many military bases around the country. She and her kids were accustomed to moving and adjusting.

This time, the orders were to Garden City, New York, just outside of New York City....

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Independence Day: Political or Military Celebration?

(1) Comments | Posted July 3, 2012 | 3:20 PM

This week we celebrate the 4th of July and in the heat of the summer, we will celebrate events across the country with fireworks, barbeques and other celebrations. Since I work for a nonprofit that supports wounded service members and military families, I become involved in events that thank our...

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The Original Race to Remember

(0) Comments | Posted June 21, 2012 | 11:07 AM

I traveled to South Africa this month so that my fiancé could fulfill a dream of racing in the Comrades Marathon, a famous ultra-marathon. Challenging does not begin to describe this race. The route is 89 kilometers (56 miles) in distance, includes extreme elevation changes and a strict...

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A Weekend for Superheroes

(0) Comments | Posted May 25, 2012 | 6:00 PM

I am searching for a Captain America t-shirt. Not for me of course, but for my 15-year old daughter. I took my children to see the blockbuster movie, The Avengers, on Mother's Day and ever since, she cannot stop talking about Captain America.

It is easy to understand why. He...

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Hollywood vs. Real Life: Which Love Story Grabs Your Heart?

(2) Comments | Posted April 19, 2012 | 5:54 PM

This weekend, I will take a trip back in time -- sort of. I will fly to New Bern, NC, a quaint and charming Southern town. The tea is sweet and the people are sweeter. It is easy to see the appeal.

I am traveling to New Bern for...

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Military Parents With Special Needs Kids: Who Makes The Real Sacrifice?

(3) Comments | Posted April 13, 2012 | 8:34 AM

"This is the best place for you to live. There is an amazing center here that works with autistic kids."

Encouraging words. No one could have known that these words were the last thing I wanted to hear.

It was 2004 and I was living in Sacramento. My 3-year-old son...

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Wounded Warriors Taught My Son A Lesson In Diversity

(2) Comments | Posted March 28, 2012 | 8:15 AM

Diversity is not an afterthought in my family. Married to a biracial man for many years, diversity is a focus in many of our decisions. As a military family, we moved around the globe, making it easy to mingle with people from different races, cultures and countries. Our daughter truly...

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Why Are Military Spouses Being Left Out Of PTSD Treatment?

(18) Comments | Posted March 18, 2012 | 11:30 AM

"As a military spouse for 20 years, we hear that we are the backbone of the military. Now it's time to care for those who proudly serve in the shadow."--Tina Atherall, LMSW, Hope For The Warriors

Our military members are returning from combat, some physically wounded and many more with...

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