This site is for mothers of kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms who have questions about Navy life for their kids.


Follow these steps to get started!

Choose your Username.  For the privacy and safety of you and/or your sailor, no last names are allowed, even if your last name differs.  Also, please do not include your email address in your user name. Go to "Settings" above to set your Username.  While there, complete your Profile so you can post and share photos and videos of your Sailor and share stories with other moms!

Make sure to read our Community Guidelines and this Navy Operations Security (OPSEC) checklist - loose lips sink ships!

Join groups!  Browse for groups for your PIR date, your sailor's occupational specialty, "A" school, assigned ship, homeport city, your own city or state, and a myriad of other interests. Jump in and introduce yourself!  Start making friends that can last a lifetime.

Check out these Navy Social Links...

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OPSEC - Navy Operations Security

Always keep Navy Operations Security in mind.  In the Navy, it's essential to remember that "loose lips sink ships."  OPSEC is everyone's responsibility. 

DON'T post critical information including future destinations or ports of call; future operations, exercises or missions; deployment or homecoming dates.  

DO be smart, use your head, always think OPSEC when using texts, email, phone, and social media, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."


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America's Navy STEM

Today's Sailor can contribute to exciting innovations by pursuing an interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  Learn more here: Para Padres

Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.



All Blog Posts (5,819)

Admin of the Day: Front Page… Add Your Catchy Headline Here

Hey Everyone:

So I’m going to be adding some “featured” threads on the front page. I am going to start doing this, because I really want everyone to put his or her two cents in. (And if you have three more cents to make it a nickel, then that is fine also- ha, ha!) :)

I’m still keeping the “how did you find us”… because- I’ll always want to know how you found us. :)

Today’s post is from a mom who has a son thinking about joining the Navy.

Thank you, in advance,… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on March 25, 2008 at 6:11pm — No Comments

Admin Tip of the Day: Catherine The Admin Gets Stricter W/ Content

Hi Everyone :)

So, as we grow bigger and bigger I find myself becoming a bit more "conservative" when it comes to photos, videos… and yes, even content. I know, I know- I feel like I am being a prude…ish jerk. But I’m doing it for safety, privacy and, the community’s best interest in mind (IE in making sure that everybody feels comfortable here). Before I get e-mails on this– Please let me offer up the some solutions.


I need to be more selective on what goes on the… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on March 23, 2008 at 10:04am — 2 Comments

Admin Note Tip of the Day: “Mama Let Me Upgrade You”

I feel like the R&B/Pop artist Beyonce in one of her recent songs where she sings… “Mama let me upgrade you” Hehe : )

Alright, here at N4M’s, we’re a growing community so there will be changes and bumps along the way. One of those changes happened last night. Our server is is making some changes to fix some bugs and kinks. You will see some changes in your formats. I mean- ALL the bells and whistles are still there--- they are just re-arranged. Please don’t hesitate to… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on March 21, 2008 at 3:44pm — 2 Comments

Navy Mother's Creed

The Navy Mother's Creed

I am a United States Navy Mother.

I support the Constitution of the United States of America and

the United States Navy.

I will observe and obey the procedures necessary to

ensure the security and safety of all Naval Personnel.

I support the fighting spirit of the Navy and all those who

defend freedom and democracy around the world.

I proudly support all sailors for they serve… Continue

Added by Melissa Greenfield on March 21, 2008 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Admin Tip of the Day 3/19/2008: Keep it Civil!

Okay, let me keep this simple:

“Everybody love everybody” – Jackie Moon in the movie Semi- Pro

This is a community were we want everyone to feel comfortable. I understand that there will be times where you will want to disagree with another member. So if you get upset, and you write it on the public boards, note that hundreds of others will read it, including new moms who kids are thinking about joining the navy. Is that the impression we want… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on March 19, 2008 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Admin Tip of the day 3/18/2008: Be Best Friends w/ the Search Button

Hi Navy Family : )

All right, I am getting down on my knees and I am begging you (from the bottom of my heart) to PLEASE all start using the search function more often...actually- use it BEFORE you even want to start a new discussion. I feel like I like I’m having some major cases of déjàvu. We have so many GREAT conversations already started on hotels, and empty nests, PIR, etc, etc, etc… that I really need everyone to search before you ask (pretty… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on March 18, 2008 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Admin's Tip of the Day :) 4/17/2008 You are unique!

Hello Ladies and Gentleman:

So as we near 500, we have many duplicate names. (IE, We have 10 Lisa's, 6 Karen's, 6 Sue's, and 9 Debbie’s). I am asking you to please make your name unique (pretty please... I am starting to get a little confused reading the forums... and sometimes I can't tell what Karen or Lisa I am reading about.) I don't mind if you have your first name still in your display name... I just need more than that. You don't have to use your last name...just something that you… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on March 17, 2008 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Just a taste of Boston...

Okay. I have 30 minutes to be packed and checked out before our breakfast with the N4M's and the Parade... but I just HAD to share some of our amazing shots!

This week I will post all the photos. :)

Sincerely, Catherine

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on March 16, 2008 at 9:18am — No Comments in Boston, MA this Weekend (3/14-3/16)

Can you believe it? We have OVER 400 members now!? Amazing. :)

So- My bags are packed and my e-ticket is printed out!

I am heading to Boston this weekend (with some of my cohorts) to meet up with some of our mothers from We are going to a Bruins Hockey Game tomorrow and we will be at the St. Patty's Parade on Sunday :) I will have my camera and hope to upload some photos to show you!

I am bringing my laptop- but I won't be on as constant as I usually am...… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on March 14, 2008 at 10:09am — 3 Comments


Hey Everyone!

Okay- I wanted to make a blog about this to spread the word as fast as possible (and it’s good news!).

There was some chatter that RTC may be holding off visitors for graduation due to heighten security. But I am here to tell you to breath easy. And relax. Hehe.

For sailors that are graduating this weekend, everything planned to go on as normal. My cohorts have told me that there IS NOT heightened security (It may of gone up around the time when VP Dick… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on March 10, 2008 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Incredible Quote from Ronald Reagan

Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom, and then lost it, have never known it again. ~Ronald Reagan

Added by Kimandtheboys on March 9, 2008 at 7:59pm — No Comments

Military Books I've Read and Enjoyed

Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell

The eyewitnes account of Operation Redwing and the lost heroes of Seal Team 10

Warrior Elite by Dick Couch

The forging of SEAL class 228

Meeting God Behind Enemy Lines by Steve Watkins (son's favorite, mine too)

Christian testimony of a Navy SEAL

Inside Delta Force by Eric Haney

The TV show "The Unit" is based on this book

A Table in the Presence by Lt. Carey H.…


Added by Kimandtheboys on February 29, 2008 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Family Time This Weekend!

Dearest Moms:
The family and I are taking a mini-vacation this weekend! I will be back on Sunday evening to answer questions and approve photos. If you have a chance, please talk to the new moms that join. :)
Don't break anything. (ha, ha)
Sincerley, Catherine

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on February 29, 2008 at 6:24pm — 1 Comment


James sent this to me a few months ago. He found it on other blogs.

"Military Life"

It may take you two minutes to read this, but if you do not take the time to read this you are one of the people this post is talking about.


You stay up for 16 hours

He stays up for days on end.


You take a warm shower to help you wake… Continue

Added by Melissa Greenfield on February 27, 2008 at 6:00pm — No Comments

***Good News Travels... Fast... Like Stiletto Fast :) ***


We have doubled our members in one day.

Ladies –You are all aaaAAAamazing!!! THANK YOU so much for starting to get the word out about us. It’s been such a joy for me to read your stories and look at your beautiful photographs of your sailors and family.

So, because we are so new, we are still working on content. If you think of categories that you want to see added please let me know! We want your thoughts and ideas!

Sincerely,… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on February 26, 2008 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Event: The Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade!

Hi Moms!

I've all enjoyed learning about you and your remarkable Sailor(s)! You've done a fantastic job getting the site started, and now we'd like to let the world know about the community you've built! It will give other moms just like you a chance to come share their stories, or to get honest answers to the questions they may have should their child be considering the Navy.

Part of our efforts take us to Boston for the St. Patrick's Day Parade. We've gotten permission… Continue

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on February 22, 2008 at 12:26pm — 2 Comments

Misperception Mania! :)

Hi Navy Moms:

So I’ve posted a few misperceptions in the forum (second page).

I’m wondering: Have you heard of these misperceptions? And well, are they even misperceptions ... or are they truthful? What are your experiences? Thank you for your help… and hey, if you know of more “misperceptions” that isn’t there, then please post it! :)

Sincerely, Catherine…


Added by Navy for Moms Admin on February 20, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

**Forum Updates**

Hi Moms (all 26 of you!):

So, with the input of VeryProudNavyMom- I have updated forums. There are more subjects. Also, you can post your own topics under the categories. Please note that the categories now move to the second page. If there isn't a category on there that you want to see, please let me know! I really want to make sure I have spaces for you to talk about whatever is on your mind.
Sincerely, Catherine

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on February 17, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

Badges are back up

Dearest Navy Moms:

Our badge code that you can add to your MySpace was down... but it's now fixed! Thank you for spreading the word out about our group. :) Please let me know if you find any other glitches. –Sincerely, Catherine

Added by Navy for Moms Admin on February 14, 2008 at 10:07am — 1 Comment

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