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Military Moms

5 Things I Learned During My Year As A Single Mother

Sarah Smiley | Posted 04.27.2014 | Parents
Sarah Smiley

On paper, I had a partner in parenting. In practice, however, I was parenting alone, and it wasn't easy. Indeed, that year gave me greater appreciation for what real single parents must go through every day.

Extending Breastfeeding Services to Our Military Moms and Spouses

Sen. Claire McCaskill | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics
Sen. Claire McCaskill

I was proud to work to require insurance plans under the ACA to cover services vital to new mothers, which include access to breast pumps, as well as lactation support and counseling. Unfortunately, TRICARE, the health insurance provided to members of the military and their families, does not cover some of these same critical services.

WATCH: Military Mom's Homecoming Takes Daughter By Surprise

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.21.2013 | Parents

Last Tuesday, Kambria Foster's average school day suddenly transformed into something extraordinary. What had been just another storytime at Vinevi...

A Military Mom's Mother's Day Wish for Her Children

Torrey Shannon | Posted 07.11.2013 | Impact
Torrey Shannon

Even if Daddy isn't here to help you pick out a gift, or even if you feel bad if your teacher didn't let you make a card for me, it's going to be okay. There are better things you can give me.

Mothers In Uniform Get Room To Nurse Young

AP | BY SUSANNE M. SCHAFER | Posted 07.11.2013 | Parents

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- Army civilian personnel specialist Tracey Leven recalls the time she tried to use a breast pump to express milk in a mili...

Michelle Obama, Prince Harry And Jill Biden Honor Military Moms

AP | STACY A. ANDERSON | Posted 05.09.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Michelle Obama and military mothers had high tea like the British on Thursday. The afternoon White House affair, hosted by the first la...

Here's to Mom

Rachel Hollis | Posted 07.09.2013 | Parents
Rachel Hollis

Whatever kind of mom you are or mother you had, chances are, you've been affected by the love and encouragement of a special "mom" in your life.

5 Reasons I'm in Awe of Military Moms

Laura Rossi Totten | Posted 03.12.2013 | Parents
Laura Rossi Totten

During the last two years, I have had the privilege of making many new military mom friends. I have been so inspired by these incredible women -- their flexibility, their bravery, their loyalty, their commitment and their toughness.

A Mother's Memorial Day at Arlington

Bob Geiger | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics
Bob Geiger

Team Ken is the group of people who meet every Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery to honor the life of 1st Lieutenant Kenneth Ballard, who was killed in action May 30, 2004 in Najaf, Iraq at the age of 26.

Military Moms Discuss War And The Impact It Has On Their Lives (VIDEO)

Rethink Afghanistan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mother's Day was started in opposition to war and to denounce the death and destruction brought by war. In honor to this tradition, we created a new ...

PBS's 'This Emotional Life': The Brave and the Few: Military Moms

Brenna Berger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brenna Berger

The moms of married soldiers are often overlooked; even the media forgets to tell the stories of the thousands of mothers concerned about their deployed children.

PBS's 'This Emotional Life': But What About the Children?

Brenna Berger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brenna Berger

Nothing worries my husband and me more about these seemingly unending wars than the impact they are having on our kids. I knowingly married a solder. But the kids didn't ask for this.