USNA MidMoms and More Podcast
The Yard from Different Angles | Episode 8

The Yard from Different Angles | Episode 8

September 16, 2021

Photographer and USNA sponsor Bob Peterson shares his photographic perspectives as he talks about the Yard, Mids, and his breathtaking pictures of USNA.

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Embrace the Suck and more Words of Wisdom | Episode 7

Embrace the Suck and more Words of Wisdom | Episode 7

September 2, 2021

Join me and my special guest Elaine Brye, one of my biggest mentors during Plebe Year, as we talk about many topics from my book, A USNA Mom's Journal.  From Plebe Summer through Commissioning and the Fleet, you will not want to miss Elaine's words of wisdom and her invaluable advice. She is the author of "Be Safe, Love Mom" available at https://besafelovemom.com

Behind the Walls with Chester Midshipmouse | Episode 6

Behind the Walls with Chester Midshipmouse | Episode 6

August 19, 2021
What goes on behind the walls at Bancroft Hall? I this episode we will get insight into the world of Bancroft Hall, Midshipmen, and the mice that have lived there since the beginning, with special guest Susan Weisberg, USNA Mom and author of the beloved book Chester Midshipmouse.  We discuss life, writing, our journey, Mother B, and being a USNA Mom.
What Are Sponsors Anyway? - | Episode 5

What Are Sponsors Anyway? - | Episode 5

August 6, 2021

In this episode, you will hear all about Sponsors and PPW with special guest, Kathleen Rohrs, USNA Mom (2011), spouse (USNA '79), and Mid Sponsor for 30+ years. She offers her varied and invaluable perspectives on being a MidMom, a Sponsor, and indispensable advice for PPW and the journey.

A Navy Parent Life, Playlists, and More | Episode 4

A Navy Parent Life, Playlists, and More | Episode 4

July 20, 2021

Karl Smith, Dad of USNA 2020 and USAFA 2025, author, and blogger joins me as we discuss life on the Yard, being a USNA author, his blog, and his story as a USNA and USAFA Dad.

Women at USNA: Grit, Courage, and Determination | Episode 3

Women at USNA: Grit, Courage, and Determination | Episode 3

July 6, 2021

USNA trailblazer Janie Mines (USNA '80), a member of the first class of women and also the first Black female to Commission from the U.S. Naval Academy joined me for a candid conversation in spring of 2020, to talk about her experience, grit, courage, faith, and determination. Her autobiography,  No Coincidences, is available at https://nocoincidencesbook.com. You can also read my blog post on my webssite at: https://usnamidmomsandmore.org/2021/03/28/janie-mines-usna-80-honoring-a-trailblazer-womens-history-month

I-Day and Plebe Summer : Two-thirds of the USNA Journey | Episode 2

I-Day and Plebe Summer : Two-thirds of the USNA Journey | Episode 2

June 28, 2021

Join me, An Shine, with special guest Julie Haller, USAFA '88 and USNA Mom (‘14, ‘16, ‘19, and ‘23), as she offers her seasoned perspectives and insights on I-Day, Plebe Summer, preparing for the journey, supporting your Plebes, and more. A "must listen" for new parents!

Not Your Usual Summer Camp | Episode 1

Not Your Usual Summer Camp | Episode 1

June 19, 2021

Inaugural episode with me, AN Shine, author of A USNA Mom's Journal, and husband Jeff as my special guest, in a candid conversation about our Mids, surviving Plebe Summer, Aha! moments, advice received and given, things we learned, and some memorable moments as USNA parents.

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