USNA MidMoms and More Podcast

Join AN Shine, author of A USNA Mom‘s Journal, and her special guests, as she explores topics of interest to USNA parents at all stages of the journey. Special thanks to Bob Peterson for his beautiful images of the Naval Academy campus. Copyright 2021, MidMoms and More, LLC. All rights reserved. Content of this podcast series - in whole or in part, may not be used, copied, changed, revised, or distributed without the written permission of AN Shine, MidMoms and More, LLC.

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Wednesday May 25, 2022

Our Mids are getting ready to Commission or may still be on their journey. Join me for this Episode for fellow N*avy parents about time, finding a new purpose, Tiger Cruises, and More.

Thursday Apr 28, 2022

Join me for this podcast episode as I have a candid and enlightening conversation with my dear friend Jess, a 15-year USMC enlisted spouse, who offers her opinion, insights, and a different perspective on military life. She is a wealth of information on leadership, surviving deployments, and life in the Fleet and Marine Corps from the flip side.    

Wednesday Apr 13, 2022

Join me for my interview with fellow Navy parent (USNA '19 & '22), blogger, and now fellow N*avy author Steve Wade. Find out the latest about his latest project, his thoughts on the journey, and what he has discovered as a USNA parent that has inspired his heartfelt and wonderful writing.

Friday Apr 01, 2022

So what does the decision to scramble (or shuffle) Plebes (and sometimes Mids) mean for them? Listen to the latest podcast episode based on my blog post "The Deja Vu of Scrambling and Shotgunning... Why do they matter?" available at

Wednesday Feb 23, 2022

Join AN Shine and her special guest, Karl Smith, Navy Dad - USNA '20, author, and blog writer, as they discuss the Dark Ages, what they mean to our Mids and some strategies to bring some sunshine in!

Wednesday Dec 08, 2021

The USNA Journey can be difficult but friendships, courage, and vision help us and our Mids to overcome obstacles and navigate the journey. Join me for my last Episode of 2021: "Together We Are Stronger: On Friendship, Courage, and the USNA Journey | Episode 12", with my three very special guests from the Class of 2022, Heather, Stacy, and Betty.

Wednesday Nov 17, 2021

What are Service Assignments? How do assignments work? What are the different communities? What happens when the first choice is not an option? Join me and my very special guest MCPO Jeff Kirby, (USN, Ret.) as he shares his opinion and his 30+ years of experience as we talk about: "The Moment They Have been Waiting for - Service Assignments | Episode 13".

Wednesday Oct 27, 2021

A candid conversation about being a USNA parent and riding the roller coaster of shifting and evolving relationships and emotions during the four years at USNA and beyond. This episode will tie together various aspects from Episodes 1, 2, 5, 7, and 9, with special guest, my husband Jeff.


Staying on Mission

My goal is to support, equip, and empower USNA parents with strength, knowledge, and wisdom to navigate this unique journey successfully. MidMoms and MidDads are a different breed:  we stick together, we are resilient, we are faithful, we are not strangers but are lifelong friends - even if we have never met. We will always share the lifelong bond of our Mid's journey and, of course, like our Mids, we Never Give Up the Ship!

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