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Join The Military Mom Collective every week as we discuss parenthood, military spouse life, and so much more. Hosts Taylor, Nicki, and Maura will be discussing relevant blogs from MilMC, highlighting resources, and talking all things Red, White, and “Boo” with YOU! 

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RE-WATCHER: Purple Hearts

RE-WATCHER: Purple Hearts

2024-06-1301:11:10

* SPOILER ALERT *We are chatting about a Netflix creation: Purple Hearts. In spite of their many differences, Cassie, a struggling singer-songwriter, and Luke, a troubled Marine, agree to marry solely for military benefits, but when tragedy strikes, the line between real and pretend begins to blur.Come join us as we talk and laugh our way through this military themed romance. Support the Show.Looking to be a part of our 50th episode? Submit your questions, comments, and/or stories HERE. ...
“Sometimes as the mom it’s hard to carry it all. We want to protect our kids. We want to support our spouse. And then it leaves us feeling completely bogged down. Let this be a safe place that you can come to if you are stressing. Just know that there are people here that love you and support you and will lift you up and encourage you. You are not alone.” Media is everywhere. Sometimes it feels like it’s hard to escape it. It can be even harder t...
Moms Supporting Moms

Moms Supporting Moms

2024-05-3046:41

Maternal Mental Health is a critical issue that deserves more attention and support. By coming together and supporting each other, moms can create a community of care and compassion that uplifts and empowers everyone.As a reminder, the at times cliche "moms supporting moms" phrase isn't just a nice idea— it can be a lifeline for those struggling. The Military Mom Collective is a community of moms supporting moms because we understand the unique challenges and joys of motherhood. We beli...
Therapy Saved My Life

Therapy Saved My Life

2024-05-2329:12

Maternal Mental Health Is a BIG Deal, and we are here to talk about it! This week we are continuing our Maternal Mental Health conversation by featuring two very important pieces on our website. We hope by listening you feel seen, heard, and validated. You are an important part of our community and we want to provide any help or resources we can! Looking for therapy now? Reach out to our friends at Telemynd!A beacon of support for expecting and current mothers within the military communi...
Parenting with Anxiety

Parenting with Anxiety

2024-05-1634:43

"All too often we’re made to think that motherhood has to be a vision of perfection and that straying from that path means you’re doing it wrong. I hate that idea. I feel if we shared more often what we’re ACTUALLY feeling and thinking, maternal mental health would benefit greatly."Join Maura, Nicki, and Taylor as we continue our series of conversations based around Maternal Mental Health.Looking for therapy now? Reach out to our friends at Telemynd! A beacon of support for expecting and cur...
Self Care is Important

Self Care is Important

2024-05-0928:54

It’s time to stop! We’ll say that again because it’s so important. STOP PUTTING OFF SELF-CARE! We know it’s a cliché, but you can’t pour from an empty cup.When your instincts scream at you to not rush into something or take on too much, you should pay attention. There are usually many solutions to any problem, you just need to slow down and look.Not just because you are a mom, but because you are a Military Mom. You make the mission possible. Just make sure to make YOU the mission...
May is Maternal Mental Health Month and all month long we are going to be here talking about just that! For our first episode, we sat down with our friends Courtney Boyer, of Courtney Boyer Coaching and Taylor Hester, of Taylor Hester Fitness to talk about Sex and Fitness Postpartum. We want to remind you that different is okay. It doesn’t mean you did something wrong. But that pain is not okay and everyone's timeline is different. Find a safe way to express your feelings and ask for su...
Only in the Military

Only in the Military

2024-04-2535:59

"Only in the military are my drivers license, the vehicle registration, and my address all in different states."Join Nicki, Maura, and Taylor as we sit down and chat about all the things that make this military life so unique and constantly keeping you on your toes. We also want to say thank you to Military Mom Collective Alumni Contributor Kalie, for sharing her powerful words for Month of the Military Child. We are so proud of our dandelions. Support the Show.Looking to be a part ...
"You made a big decision and it's ok to feel sad or angry. Feel those feelings. Have your pity party and then move on."Sit down with us as we chat with #MilMC Contributor Katie P, owner of Love and Lettering by Katie to talk about the 'Power of Pivoting'. Katie shares her story on how this military life has led her to make career pivots and encourages listeners to "own your pivot". You can find Katie on Spouse-ly and on Instagram. Thank you for your support of military affiliated small ...
Family Road Trip Prep

Family Road Trip Prep

2024-04-1127:28

Travel is stressful for everyone. But with these car tips for traveling with kids, maybe you’ll be a little more at ease!Join Maura, Taylor, and Nicki as we chat about traveling with our kids, tips and tricks for packing the car, and apps you may find useful during your travels.Summer is notoriously famous for military family road trips, whether it be to summer camp, visiting grandma, over the river and through the woods, or as a vacation. Long hours in the car and new destinations mean that ...
The PCS Pull Away

The PCS Pull Away

2024-04-0432:13

"We’ve all been there. Three months out. Awaiting orders. Or by some miracle on high, you actually have orders in hand. But honestly, it begins even before that. The slow disconnect. The checking-out. The withdrawing from friends. What is this pervasive condition that affects nearly all of us every 2-3 years as we anticipate moving? I call it the PCS Pull Away." - Courtney BoyerJoin Maura, Nick, and Taylor as we chat (and tear up) about the good, the bad, and the ugly of PCS."I wish...
Love, Mom

Love, Mom

2024-03-2837:50

The Military Mom Collective is excited to announce the launch of Love, Mom. A column dedicated to Moms of Service Members. We know firsthand how beneficial community can be. We want to show our Moms of Service Members that they have a safe place to land here too. We are lucky to have these moms on our team that provide encouragement and a listening ear. You are not alone and we are here for you!Sit down with us as we chat with #MilMC Contributors, Jenn and Monique as they share their jo...
Disabilities in Dependents

Disabilities in Dependents

2024-03-2101:16:44

Sit down with us as we have special guests, Taylor Hester and Cassy Fiano-Chesser to discuss navigating the world as the parents of disabled children while being affiliated with the military. "We don’t always have a tribe to discuss or vent about our child’s wheelchair, stimming, ostomy bag, catheters, communication devices, seizures, limb differences, toileting routine (the list goes on and on…). By the time we have found (*maybe*) some sort of local community, it’s time to move again. Some ...
Join us as we sit down and chat with Founder and Director of Tiny Troops Soccer, Amy Schweizer. Not only is Amy hiring military spouses on the team, she is also the author of “I Will Be Okay – Adventures of a Military Kid”. We are so inspired by her dedication and passion for our community.Tiny Troops Soccer is more than just a soccer program; it's a community where learning and fun go hand in hand. Classes are a monthly adventure! Each registration includes three action-packed in-perso...
Let's Get LIT(erary)!

Let's Get LIT(erary)!

2024-03-0758:08

"Whether you are able to sit down and read for an hour a day with your kids, or are able to slip in a few minutes of reading here and there, books are a wonderful way to create special moments with your children that will last a lifetime."Join Military Mom Collective Contributors, Erin and Ellen, during Red Across America Week, as we talk about building a love for reading in our children and all things literacy. Bring a pencil for some notes because we are giving several good book recomm...
IT'S LEAP DAY DAY 2/29 -- AND IT IS OUR 29th EPISODE! "Well at least someone knows how to get down and dirty." * SPOILER ALERT *We are chatting about A Disney Channel Original Movie: Cadet Kelly. Come join us as we talk, laugh, and celebrate the upcoming 22 year old "birthday" of this beloved nostalgic film. Starring Hilary Duff and Christy Carlson Romano. The film premiered with 7.8 million viewers. Right now you can watch Cadet Kelly on Disney+. You are able to stream it by ren...
*This episode contains content regarding sexual health*"Vagina. Penis. We say all the vocabulary words at our house. We always have. Breasts and testicles are said in the same tone of voice as cerebellum and patella. Since my kids were little, I wanted them to know that all body parts have anatomical names. Vocabulary is not just a worksheet that comes home from school. It comes in all areas of life and is so important in teaching kids who they are and how to be safe.Body vocabulary, body aut...
"Show up for yourself, but also remember to give yourself some grace. The bottom line is: New Year’s resolutions can be a great way to challenge yourself at the start of a new year, but do not use them as a marker of your perceived success or failure. You’re more than that." - Laura Sit down with Nicki, Maura, and Taylor as we chat our resolutions and goals for 2024. But, also see how we are holding up now that we are one month in. Have we already failed? We want to cheer you on in your ...
We welcome our very own Military Mom Collective resident “sexpert” and contributor, Courtney Boyer back on the podcast to bring you Prioritize Pleasure Pt. 2! Looking to Hack Your Sex Life? Join us as we give you four easy ways to start TODAY! "Be open to trying different things out. You can’t get it wrong so have fun seeing what works for you and your partner. And remember, you are deserving of so much pleasure."Courtney is passionate about helping others gain clarity in their lives an...
Toxic Relationships

Toxic Relationships

2024-02-0129:21

*Please note that this podcast features conversation which may be triggering. Please take care of yourself, and don’t hesitate to ask for help if you need it.*Toxic relationships affect children and young people in the same ways they affect adults, only our children have not yet been given the tools and experience to know how to handle them. Don’t wait until it’s too late. If you fear that your child is involved in a toxic relationship, help them find a way out.If at anytime, you or your chil...
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