• Do We Do The Right Thing? By Neil Walker & The Be Frank Theatre Company

    By amodernmilitarymother on November 13, 2014
    I always approach military events with a certain degree of caution. Non military perceptions of military existence are often ill informed and romantic. But as I am honing my screen writing skills and need to have more theatrical experience in actual theatres, and not just inside my house, then I agreed to review ‘Do We Do The Right Thing?’ by […]
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  • Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

    By amodernmilitarymother on October 28, 2014
    Taking some ‘me time’ 5th November it is National Stress Awareness Day leading life coach Sophia Davis suggests that taking just five minutes a day for ‘you’ can help decrease stress levels. Taking a moment for ourselves helps us to gain a greater sense of calm and clarity. This helps to decrease our stress and anxiety levels, therefore leaving us more relaxed. […]
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  • The War Is Over – #AfghanistanWithdrawal – A Historical View From My Home Front

    By amodernmilitarymother on October 27, 2014
    The war in Afghanistan is finally over for UK Plc, and yesterday the closure of Camp Bastion was announced. I thought as a tribute to a conflict that dominated my family life for over a decade, I would collate some of the You Tube videos, an audio excerpt from my book ‘A Modern Military Mother – Tales from the Domestic Frontline’ and […]
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  • Real Life: Unsupportive Wife Ruins One of UK’s Finest Soldier’s Career #Milspouse #Military

    By amodernmilitarymother on October 24, 2014
    Recently, over lunch I heard an interesting tale about a military drink’s party where the military top brass were bitching like twittering birds amongst their peers about the disappointment they felt that a young, up and coming soldier, who had the potential to become a General, was throwing in his military towel and joining civvy street. The words being uttered […]
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  • How to effortlessly remove household stains naturally

    By amodernmilitarymother on October 20, 2014
    Red wine on the carpet. Tough grease on the oven. Incrustations on your bathroom tiles. Stains like these are the nemesis of time-strapped parents the world over. But here at Modern Military Mother, we’re not ones to give into the enemy easily. We will not resort to strategically placing a rug over the stain, getting used to the sticky oven […]
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  • NSPCC teams up with Santa to help keep the magic of Christmas alive

    By amodernmilitarymother on October 20, 2014
    Every year, parents go to great lengths to convince their children that Santa really does exist, continuing family traditions such as wrapping presents in different paper, eating Santa’s mince pie on Christmas night and even leaving ‘snowy footprints’ around the house. But it’s not easy, and even the most careful and creative can be caught out! To help keep the […]
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  • Real Life: PA to my Children – Is it time to get a job?

    By amodernmilitarymother on October 14, 2014
    The last few years have been a rollercoaster, which I hope is finally running straight. The Grenade is now attending my old school, which was once a comprehensive but is now an academy. How things have changed since I attended school. It’s like learning a whole new language. I still have to say to myself that he is a ‘first year’ […]
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  • Control the Controller: Understanding and Resolving Video Game Addiction

    By amodernmilitarymother on October 13, 2014
    ADVANCE INFORMATION SHEET #SELF-HELP #GAMING #PSYCHOLOGY #ADDICTION Control the Controller: Understanding and Resolving Video Game Addiction By Ciaran O’Connor UK Publication: October 1 2014 by Free Association Books “The myth of gaming addiction being just about young guys playing for hours needs to be left behind. We need to realise how widespread the problem can be with mobile gaming taking […]
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  • LEGO ends 50 year link with Shell

    By amodernmilitarymother on October 9, 2014
    LEGO ends 50 year link with Shell, after one million people respond to Save the Arctic campaign Following a Greenpeace campaign, LEGO published a statement this morning committing to ‘not renew the co-promotion contract with Shell’. This decision comes a month after Shell submitted plans to the US administration showing it’s once again gearing up to drill in the melting […]
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  • DO WE DO THE RIGHT THING? – New Diorama Theatre, Salisbury Playhouse

    By amodernmilitarymother on October 9, 2014
    DO WE DO THE RIGHT THING?   ·         New production from BeFrank Theatre Company following 2013’s acclaimed Like Enemies of the State ·         Mini tour 3-10 November  coming to New Diorama Theatre, Salisbury Playhouse, The BikeShed Theatre ·         Further performances in 2015 tbc, including Old Fire Station, Oxford February 18-19 and a world-first performance for the British Forces in Germany […]
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