I was contacted several months ago regarding submissions for a collaborative project about working mothers. Sam Walravens asked if I would be willing to contribute to show one aspect of being a military mother. Below is the video trailer for this phenomenal project featuring mothers writers from all walks of life.

What truly surprised me about watching the trailer was seeing my own children against the backdrop of my words written while I was deployed in 2009. It hit me kind of hard just how tough that year and the following year was.

I hope you’ll like the trailer.

Torn: True Stories of Kids, Career & Modern Motherhood is available May 1st .