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What do you love about being a military mom?

What advice would you give to moms on how to build a new support circle after a move?

What's a tip for helping kids cope with a parent's absence?

What's a great finger food that your kids love? Please include a link.

Leanne Kocsis

A great finger food lunch is pigs and cows in a blanket, hot dogs and mozzarella sticks wrapped in croissant rolls and baked. It is always a huge hit around here with my toddler and school age boys!
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What can you do to comfort a child who is missing a parent who is away?

Leanne Kocsis

I don't know what words to share but I do know what mind-set to have. Keep busy. Distractions kept me sane during hub's deployment in Iraq. My boys had swim lessons, soccer camp; we had time with family and friends during deployment. All things that kept my mind from focusing on the one person I was missing the most, my soldier! We were busy, we were distracted, life was only as good as we made it. Recognize your own children's anxieties. How can you distract them? A trip to the zoo; a knock on the neighbor's door to meet new friends?; perhaps, a family movie night at home or the theatre? It's not good to wax-coat real problems. But distractions can most certainly help us get past our anxieties, and keep our minds focused on the positives in life!
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