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Started Mar 17 0 Replies

It's March...which means it's just about PCS season! This month we'd like to know some money-saving tips for PCSing and general travel (like to boot camp graduations or road tripping) OR the…Continue

Tags: graduation, PCS, mistakes, budget, money

What's your theme this year?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Angela Rehak Feb 11. 3 Replies

In 2014, NAMMAS is focused on Cultivating Community. We're so excited!! That means everything we do will be for the purpose of growing, caring for, and "planting" our community firmly…Continue

Tags: theme, intent, goals, year, new

How will you honor your veteran for Veteran's Day?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Susan Oliver Nelson Nov 13, 2013. 1 Reply

If you're a new mil mom or spouse you're probably feeling the sting of missing your service member. That's the beauty of this community...we've all either been there, in there, or going there! You're…Continue

What I Wish I knew

Started this discussion. Last reply by Helen Simmons Nov 15, 2013. 3 Replies

We get so many new moms of service members and spouses who ask the best questions! And they're coming to our community to ask YOU.So tell us...what's one thing you wish you knew (that nobody told…Continue

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Are you new to military life? New to NAMMAS? This group is created just for you! Club Newbie is for all our first-timers, whether you're a new member or new to military life, this is the place for you.Here are some questions to get you started (feel free to copy and paste in your post):1. Where are you from?2. How long associated with the military?3. What's your biggest concern about mil life?4. What's the best thing you've discovered since being a part of the military?5. What's up with you…See More
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"The first week of USAF BMT is underway for me and Im doing all I can to stay "sane"! LOL He asked me to try to remain busy by planning for our wedding but I'm learning that is easier said than done! Its hard to plan and not have him…"
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April 15, 2014 from 8pm to 9pm
When you're prepared, you've won half the battle. Or so they say. In this months Teleclass we're talking about some of the major gut-punchers in our mil life...the goings-away and the comings-home.In this class you'll hear from the experts....YOU. We're assembling a small panel of our members to talk you through the best and not-so-best times of your life so you'll know what to expect. They'll share what to do, what NOT to do, and how to cope with it all.  Send in your questions to be answered…See More
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Emily Ann Mobley commented on Lori Bell's group Club Newbie
"Hi! I'm Emily and I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. My husband has been in the Air Force for almost 2 years now and we are at MacDill in Tampa, FL. Major difference from Texas! It's taken some getting use to but we are starting to…"
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"Hi Juls! Welcome to NAMMAS and to the military family! I recommend a firm pillow to scream in...holds it in better! LOL!!! Thanks for being here..."
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"Hello to all. My name is Juls and I am new to this site and to the idea of being an AF Mom. My son leaves for BMT on Monday. I am so thankful for this site! I am at the same point that all of you were at some point. A hot mess!!!! I am a strong mom…"
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Send-offs, Homecomings, and Deployments...oh My!! at On the phone

April 15, 2014 from 8pm to 9pm
When you're prepared, you've won half the battle. Or so they say. In this months Teleclass we're talking about some of the major gut-punchers in our mil life...the goings-away and the comings-home.In this class you'll hear from the experts....YOU. We're assembling a small panel of our members to talk you through the best and not-so-best times of your life so you'll know what to expect. They'll share what to do, what NOT to do, and how to cope with it all.  Send in your questions to be answered…See More
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Lori Bell replied to Audrey Bellows's discussion New to site and first deployment is coming up! :/
"Hi Katie! What's up girl?? Let's chat...what's going on? How long do you have to prepare? Will post your question on our FB page and post the link here too so you can review responses... "
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The 3 Most Popular Budget Myths (And How You Can Overcome Them ASAP)

Posted on March 17, 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

I remember the first time I heard the word "budget". I was twenty-one years old, newly graduated from college, and my Air Force second lieutenant bars were fresh from the factory.  It only took one time when the money ran out before the month that I realized I really hadn't figured out much since leaving mama and daddy's house! Experience really is a great teacher. Other people's…

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2014 NAMMAS Theme: Cultivating Community

Posted on January 2, 2014 at 10:15am 2 Comments

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

YES....we made it!! What did you make it through? What did you leave behind with sweat on your brow, kicking the dust from your shoes? Many of our members have just started their journey with the military and lots of scary emotions come up. Your service member is…

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Not Alone In A Crowded Room

Posted on October 24, 2013 at 11:00am 0 Comments

A few weeks ago I posted a question on our NAMMAS Facebook page asking about the top 3 spouse/mom challenges. It was inspired by a post on our Chatter Box forum. A military spouse said she didn't want her experience at NAMMAS to be "like many other aspects of the military where I feel alone in a crowded room."

I read that…

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How To Send Holiday Love To War

Posted on December 13, 2012 at 10:40am 0 Comments

I recieved this email recently from a Navy mom. Her daughter was deployed to Afghanistan and she found an awesome way to send Christmas to war! Try this the next time you fill your holiday care package:

"Lori, this is the first time I've used this email addy in a long time, and so happy to be able to post one more time.  You have the greatest number of members to whom I hope this will prove useful.

I wrote about it when my daughter was in Afghanistan, and…

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At 5:58pm on April 15, 2014, Cassidy gave Lori Bell a gift
At 6:45pm on March 11, 2014, Debbie Padula said…

thanks for such a warm and upbeat welcome from you.  I am so happy that you invited me as I was feeling kind of lonely :)  I can tell that this is the place for me with your upbeat attitude and the groups you have here.  Looking forward to talking to others (and you of course) and making some awesome friends.

Wingmom Debbie

At 1:25pm on January 9, 2014, Tania Schiller O'Hara said…
Hello i joined this page back in november looking for other military wives support but havent had much responses can you help me?
At 6:57pm on January 2, 2014, Carol Ann schudel said…
Hi Lori ......I can't tell what this site means to me. Just the chance to put your feelings ( and tears somewhere) has gotten me through his deployment and whatever my come in the future. Reading all the comments from other moms/spouses is very helpful. .It was even harder after I was laid off. I had too much time on my hands. My two grandchildren have kept me busy and tired but in a wonderful way. Be well...Happy New Year!
At 8:59pm on October 29, 2013, 4LfClover said…

Hi Lori

My son is gone since a little more than a month now. I have heard from him once since he is in Basic Training. 2min. His battalion has  a facebook page now. This helps a little to get an impression about the different phases they have to go through. I hope he will be strong enough to graduate. I received an info letter from the commander with details about Basic Training  and they were mentioning that ~10% is not making it until graduation. What happens then?? ARe you being sent home and have to try again? They also mentioned to wait with hotel reservation until we know that our son is graduating. Wondering how we will find out. Wait and see I guess. I feel kind of lost with all the questions I have. I assume they will be answered at some point.

I want to thank you for replying to me when I signed up here. Unfortunately I was not able to connect with anyone here so far, but did reply to a few posts.

Thanks again Lori.

 

 

At 11:36am on October 22, 2013, Carol Rich said…
Thank you for inviting me! I am so thrilled to be here for support!
My son has been in the Air Force for over a year now, and leaves for his first deployment next Monday for 4months ugh
At 9:20am on October 5, 2013, Pamela Santillo said…

I am still trying to figure the site out. I will look around today and see what I can find

At 10:34am on October 3, 2013, Kim Winfree said…

Hi Lori, it is so nice to have a friend on here.  Someone to talk to, cry with and someone that understands what is like to go through this.  I will try not to bombard you with questions but I am sure there will be some.  Thank you again.  Be blessed.

At 11:01pm on September 30, 2013, MaryBeth said…

Hi there, headed to bed but notice a reply from you. Thankyou! Crying a lot today, I thought my head would explode. My son leaves tomorrow for BMT. I have to have him at the Stewart ANG base at 4am. This is all so new so thankyou for pointing out the newcomer part of the site. I'll need it... getting up at 3am so again, thank you for your kindness and good night. 

At 7:50pm on December 19, 2012, Maryelva Luna said…

Lori, thank you so much for your effort!  I found one!  My daughter had a copy and I had forgotten!  No worries, we're ok!  Thanks again!

 
 
 

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