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Military Kid Hi! My name is Eva. Some of the people reading this blog may know who I am, but a majority of you likely do not. For those of you who do not know me, I am 24 years old, I live in San Antonio, Tx, I love birds, sewing, and music! In […]
“You need to try and fit in with your surroundings.” That’s what I heard throughout my military child upbringing. Whether it was from military counselors or teachers, everyone insisted that when I moved somewhere new, there was only one way to go about it; Move. Slowly blend into your new environment. Survive a few years. […]
By Matthew Oh, co-founder and editor of Bloom: Empowering the Military Teen “If not for the military, we wouldn’t have the opportunity to travel to new places, meet new friends, and gain new experiences. To be a military child is truly a unique experience that I personally wouldn’t trade for anything.“Matthew Oh The children of […]
This piece comes from Bloom: Empowering the Military Teen, and it is written by military teen, Malayna S. Thank you, Maylayna, for sharing your story! The thing about constantly moving is that it’s hard to make friends. You move to a brand new place where you don’t know the people, the area, or the social […]
This piece comes from Bloom: Empowering the Military Teen, and it is written by military teen Genevieve O. Thank you, Genevieve, for sharing your story! (Photo Credit: Genevieve O.) I’ve moved eleven times and while I have seen some beautiful, unique, and exciting places, I’ve dealt with some moves that did not lead to a […]
This piece comes from Bloom: Empowering the Military Teen, and it is written by military teen: Ash E. Thank you, Ash, for sharing your story! When thinking about your life as a military kid, it can be easy to focus on the negatives. Leaving everything you know behind over and over again is daunting, being […]
This piece comes from Bloom: Empowering the Military Teen, and it is written by military teen: Matthew Oh. Thank you, Matthew, for sharing your story! (Photo Credit: Matthew Oh) Moving is nothing new to military kids. Over the course of my life, I’ve moved a total of eight times throughout the mainland U.S., Hawaii, and […]
This piece is by a military teen-Elena A. Thanks for sharing your story, Elena! Before high school, I had never been to public school before. For half of my life, I was homeschooled. I originally started homeschooling in 1st grade. My mom asked me whether I wanted to go to school for 6+ hours a […]
This piece comes from Bloom: Empowering the Military Teen, and it is written by military teen Loretta S. Thank you, Loretta, for sharing your story! In going through my school email, I came across an essay contest for military teens. It was your regular essay/artwork contest, sponsored by DODEA, and it was open to all […]
Elena Ashburn and Matthew Oh are the co-founders of Bloom, a platform designed to empower and inspire military teens. Born into the Army lifestyle, they have each moved countless times and have experienced the struggles of military life. “The two met during their freshman year of high school in Pennsylvania and were inseparable. Elena is […]
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My name is Marlene Norgard, I am a military spouse as well as a mom to two beautiful children. As a military mom I faced different challenges with my children that other families did not have to endure. I watched my children struggle with everything from disappearing parents, inconsistent homes, to strained friendships and […]
My name is Ashley Flowers and I am the author and creator of the children’s book series, “I Might Know a Superhero!” The idea behind this series has been to create books that would inspire kids everywhere to go out and be part of the good in the world. Children love superheroes, so I thought […]
I’m a proud mother of two military-connected girls, a spouse of a retired army officer, I’ve been in education for 25 years and I’m the author of a children’s book series called “It’s PCS Season”, my name is Zandra Moten. As a young girl growing up in low income housing in Alabama, I wanted […]