Parenting

For the past two decades, while my husband was serving in the Marine Corps infantry, I spent a lot of time taking care of our five children by myself. We were never stationed near family, and we couldn’t afford child care. From giving birth alone to handling ER visits or juggling the schedules of five different schools, I faced unusual challenges whenever my husband deployed, went to a school or spent time training in the field.

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