USNA MidMoms and More Podcast

About Me & My Podcast

I am a wife, educator, the daughter of a ’59 Grad, and Mom to two former Mids, I have a life long affiliation with the Naval Academy. My podcasts are part of my mission to empower and equip USNA parents for the four year journey with relevant, useful, and up-to-date information.

The content includes topics that complement my book, A USNA Mom’s Journal and my special guests offer varying perspectives on topics of interest for each N*avy family’s journey.

The podcast is one of the ways that I give back to my N*avy family for all the help that we received as we journeyed through the four years By the Bay. It is a labor of love that allows me to “pay it forward.”

Listen to the Latest Episodes

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Priceless!!! AN Shine’s book and podcasts have been the beacon of light in the dark and unknown waters for all of us USNA newbies. AN’s fantastic, detailed, and thorough descriptions and suggestions take a lot of the mystery out of the process and made me feel comfortable dropping off my 17 year old alone at Gate 1 for I Day (during COVID). They have continued to help me feel in the loop for the various milestones, and events. My Mid is now a Firstie and will soon be joining the Fleet or Marine Corps. I will never be able to thank AN enough for her guidance and support!”

— Julie H., MidMom

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“If you’re looking for a resource that goes beyond surface-level information and dives deep into the heart of what it means to be a USNA parent, this podcast is it! The guests and episodes are spot-on and address topics that are helpful to survive the four years at USNA.”

— Roy C. MidDad

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“This book [A USNA Mom’s Journal] is a terrific, real-life, and timeless work about Mids and USNA life in the Brigade. I’m honored to have it on my bookshelf with other special books that I admire. I will  let my sponsor Mid know, “You need to buy this book for your Mom!”

— Robert Stewart, Author No Greater Duty

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