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I Hope This is Allowed

Based on the responses to a post made last night in breastfeeding, I realized there are a lot of us out there - mothers with babies whose partners are military and/or deployed.

So I started a community: militarymamas

Join us, won't you??? Friends are welcome too. As are military spouses with kids or without kids or who used to be where we are now and can offer us support and the wisdom of experience.

Crossposted to breastfeeding, truely_attached, thinkingmom, ak_mil_families, adopt_a_mom and nilo
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1.) Your name: Kym

2.) Your age: 34

3.) Family member serving: DH

4.) Location: Ft Wainwright

5.) Give us an idea of what your family is like: Dh had I have been married 11 years this July.  We have two kids, DD 9 and DS 7.

6.) Is this your first duty station? Yes (DH joined the Army late :) )

7.) Has your family gone through a deployment? Going through one right now :o/

8.) How long have you been in AK? 3 years this June

9.) What do you like best about Alaska? The summers!

10.) What do you hate? The winters LOL!


Camping area's near Anchorage anyone?

Hey Everyone,

I am looking for somewhere for me and my family (kids are 6, 7 & 9) to go camping that is close to Anchorage (within 2 hours) for a short weekend. All of our friends that go camping have ATV's and they do camping a bit differently then we do :0) We like some grass and maybe some small trails, a stream, etc. Our friends go places that have rocks and good riding trails but are pretty boring for my family. I say within 2 hours because there are some weekends when we just want to 'take off' but we work Mon-Fri and would leave early evening (6ish) Friday night and need to be back home by early evening on Sunday so not driving for 8 hours or so would be great :0)

We like a little space between camp-sites and we have a dog so we would like places that she can be with us without feeling 'crowded' or making other people feel that way, etc. My hubby likes to fish and me and the kids like to relax and ride bikes, things like that. We have a pop-up camper as well.

We appreciate any help ya'll can offer. Our camping last year pretty much consisted of Ft. Richardson which is nice to just get out of our house, but we want something a LITTLE further :0)



.) Your name: )Patrice
2.) Your age: 20
3.) Family member serving: Hubby.
4.) Location: Right now VA but we may be going to Fort Richardson (near anchorage) as soon as Feb of next year
5.) Give us an idea of what your family is like:
DH and I have been married for 2 years come April. We have a 21 month old daughter and a 3 month old son. DH turned 21 yesterday and I'll be 21 in may
6.) Is this your first duty station? Alaska will be our second.
7.) Has your family gone through a deployment? No not yet
8.) How long have you been in AK? n/a
9.) What do you like best about Alaska? I guess I'll answer this with what I look forward to in Alaska. The beautiful scenary, lots of snow (I love snow but I'm sure I'll be over it pretty quickly)Also it will be an interesting experiance having LONG days part of the year and LONG nights.
10.) What do you hate? I think I will hate being so far from EVERYONE I know and only seeing everyone 1 maybe 2 times a year. Also I'll hate not being able to swim outdoors!