• L
  • 3 months ago

Military moms

I’m in the Navy and I recently went Reserves status. However, I hate it and I want to go back on the active side. Any other mamas get a lot of backlash? Like your one job in life is to be a mom and how dare you want to pursue your career? I have a 3 year old & I’m an amazing mom. She is my entire world. But I want to be more than just a mom. I want her to view the world and realize that she can do anything that she wants too. I want to be that example for her.
  • A
  • NJ, US
  • 3 months ago

Who cares what people think. Ignore the backlash and be all you can be.

  • B
  • MI, US
  • 9 months ago

I'm not a military Mom but I come from a military family ... my Grandpa, my Dad, my Uncle, my cousin & her ex-husband, and now my nephew! I think that it's an amazing thing that you want to be on the active side of the military and pursue your career! Yes, you can be a wonderful Mom and follow your dreams! Definitely let your daughter know that she can do anything and be anything that she wants to be! Thank you for what you do! ❤🇺🇸

  • D
  • CA, US
  • 9 months ago

I was going to go to basic training in August, but I found out I was pregnant and I’m taking a Lil detour. I’m excited and nervous for my new adventure. I still would love to join and I can( 6 months after birth) , but I was going to go active and I still would like to but I’m thinking reserve is the right way but I’m still not sure.

  • B
  • Hoover, United States
  • 8 months ago

My biggest regret was not going active first...but do your research and do what’s best for you and your little

  • E
  • 10 months ago

Going FTS is an option? I know much talk today is around the "you do you, you be happy, you...you...you" but my idea of parenting differs a bit from most. I'm Navy reserves also. I'd look into FTS. Maybe that could fit your situation better. Best of luck.

  • A
  • KS, US
  • 11 months ago

Don’t feel guilty if you want to go back, you definitely should! I think your relationship with your daughter will be better if you choose to follow where your heart is telling you to go. We deserve to feel fulfilled in all aspects of life❤️ I’m struggling with the decision to stay in also though.. so maybe I should take my own advice? I’m an army reservist but the army is still a part of me that I don’t want to give up. It’s just the thought of a possible deployment and leaving my newborn idk if I could go through that.

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