An Army Wife's Life

Once upon a time I was a college student, then I was a teacher, and now I'm a mother. Technically, I'm currently a freelance writer... but really I am an ARMY WIFE. Expect to find... funny (at least to me) anecdotes, thoughts about la vida military, hopes, anxieties, dreams, commentaries on current events.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Moving Forward...

So, to move forward from the crossroads, I am opening this blog up to other Military Spouses (of every gender, branch, rank, size, shape, color, etc.).

I'll try to keep this up as long as I can find the time to do it.

I figure we'll kick things off in October and try for one carnival and one guest blogger a week. I'll also throw in relevant posts as possible, including trying to answer as many questions as I can.

Please e-mail me at mollypitcher at gmail dot com or leave a comment here with your contact e-mail if you would like to guest blog or if you have carnival theme ideas.

I'll write up posts about each, soon. The requirements will be fairly obvious. I intend to be very inclusive and just want to make sure things conform to the standards of good taste, are readable, and fit the topic of this blog (Military Spouse Issues). Servicemembers will also be welcome if they have a MilSpouse angle to their contributions.

Also, I would like to:
  • get a better template without spending too much time tweaking it (suggestions on where to find one?)
  • find monthly sponsors for a prize to give to a randomly selected carnival participant
  • join BlogAds in the Military Hive
If you have any leads or can help me with any of this, just let me know!

I'm looking forward to opening this up for all of you!!!


Anti-Bullying Links

A good friend of mine, Debbie Bookstaber, is running for Tredyffrin school board in Pennsylvania. She does a lot of great work with anti-bullying efforts, especially for young girls.

Bullying can affect self-esteem, to the point where it can contribute to poor school attendance, eating disorders, suicide, and violent reactions.

I noticed in Debbie's links it mentions "CyberBullying." I hadn't thought about the problem before in that way, but I have heard reports about some of the awful things students have posted about each other on various social networking sites. It is tough as a parent to know how to address these issues, especially as new technology complicates things even further.

She's linked to some really helpful resources. Here are the ones she has up, but link to her post and check back because she may add some more.

For parents:

For parents of girls:

If you have some to add, go share them with Debbie and or here!

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