“Home sweet home” is a phrase that doesn’t always apply to military families when we visit our hometowns. For some of us, returning home can be bittersweet. After living in different places and meeting a variety of people, our perspective of home might shift. Our beliefs might be altered. We inevitably change, as we continue to embark
Hi! I’m Jamilah! I’ve been a Navy wife since 2006, after earning my Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy from San Diego State University. After relocating to other areas, I longed for a sense of community and resources–hence, I created Black Military wives! The goal of Black Military Wives (B.M.W.) is to create relationships between women who share similar cultural and family experiences, in relation to the military. B.M.W. also has a Facebook Group, which was established in January, 2016. The group now has more than 8,000 members–even though it’s a “secret” group! At the time of its creations, there wasn’t any other worldwide “Black Military Wives…” anything! Now, there are so many resources available to our community! Together, we are making a remarkable difference in building friendships and sharing resources between sisters all over the world, and I’m so thankful to be apart of this amazing sisterhood.
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I’m a firm believer that there is always a reason—at least one—for us to be thankful. However, I also understand that some hardships and heartaches are intensified during the holidays. Feelings of sadness or anxiety are even higher for numerous service-members and their families, especially as they cope with family separations and the various emotions
Homeschooling for many Black families existed long before the Covid-19 pandemic inspired some parents to educate their own children (full-time). For some Black veteran homeschoolers, the journey of homeschooling is certainly “the road less traveled.” Despite being treated as social pariahs before school-at-home became the norm, there was a rare group of Black families who
Have you ever heard the phrase, “If you want to make God laugh, tell him YOUR plans?” Well, Teesa definitely made God chuckle, as she planned out her future upon graduating from high school and entering college. Teesa Albert (a pseudonym) went to college right after she completed her senior year of high school, with
“You see, the world is full of military spouses who all “wife” differently and those various ways work for them.”
Forty years…it took me forty years! Up until eight short months ago, I did not know who my biological father was. When I prayed as a teenager, I often referred to the Creator as “Daddy,” just so I could use the word. Not all of the time–just usually when I wanted “fatherly” advice on something,