Everything You Didn’t Know You Needed for Your Back to School...

Back to school season is upon some of us already—if you're still looking at weeks of summer, just remember this conversation at...

12 Things to Make Packing Back to School Lunch Easier

Back to school time has snuck up on all of us, and while we may have the new clothes and the school...

Manners for the Modern World

In a world with endless technology, we can text and email with a device literally at our fingertips. There are a plethora...

Sanity-And-Happenings Manager: The New Definition of SAHM

Why does “Stay-at-Home Mom” (SAHM) have such a negative connotation -- especially in a community where many spouses are rocking this title...

5 Money Saving Tips for Back to School

It seemed like just yesterday we were in the mad dash of end of the school year activities and now we’re filling...

Is your Car Seat Ready for an Overseas Move?

Moving overseas can be a wild ride! There are some things you don’t even think about until you need them. Sometimes moms may be too busy with the move to think about car seats overseas. This can be a challenge especially if you are not stationed near a military installation with an exchange. Even then the selection of car seats is not anywhere near what is available stateside.

5 Ways to Keep Kids Connected to Grandparents When the Military...

To those living the active duty military experience, life is typically a revolving door of different homes and environments. And since Grandma...

So You Want to Take an Independent Study: Everything You Need...

Two things are true about military life: it’s unpredictable and you need to be flexible. School calendars, if you know where you’ll...

DIY Alphabet Book for Some Learning Fun

We are all Marie Kondo-ing right now. We have old books, magazines and catalogs leftover from the holidays, and newspapers ads that...

Finding Your Zen When Your Spouse Works Late

It's 4 p.m. and the countdown to dinner, bath, and bedtime is on! Knowing your spouse is close to being home to tag-team the...

4 Ways to Keep a Military Parent Connected

As military spouses, we get what we signed up for. We've learned that workdays often frequently start before 9 a.m. and blow right by...

11 Nourishing Foods for Nursing Moms

If you're a nursing mama, chances are that you know the struggle of an increased appetite and the never-ending urge to eat....

3 Tips for Car Seat Safety in Real Life

You’ve seen the posts, memes, and witnessed the social media shaming over what car seat a child is in, and judgments over...

5 Ways to Help Prevent the Summer Slide

As the House Stark would say if he was not always wearing fur, and on an island somewhere - Summer is coming!...

To the Bonus Dads on Father’s Day

To many, the term bonus dad means step-father. This is not always the case for military kids. For military kids, bonus dads come...

5 Easy & Kid-Friendly Vegan Snacks

If you're a busy parent, chances are that you've fallen victim to giving your child those easy go-to snacks that are packed...

Worldschooling with The Wild Bradburys: Bringing History to Life When You...

For years, I have heard people say how much they disliked history growing up. It was my least favorite subject in school...

5 Creative Dollar Store Preschool Activities

You already love the dollar store for party and cleaning supplies (can we talk about LA's Awesome Cleaner?!), but did you know that...

Everything You Need to Know About Delivering with a Doula

Expecting a baby can be exciting, and daunting. When you're a military family, there are several things which can make the delivery...

From Flight School to the Fleet: Things You Need to Know

The platform has been selected. The final check ride was passed. The wings of gold are pinned. You all...

Compassion For All Moms

The moment I hit Submit, I felt relief and satisfaction for sharing such a personal story with other moms. I was confident they would...

Sensory Activities: Making Them Part of Your Play Routine

Little ones get bored playing with their toys — if we're counting, often within just minutes. But, they can splash endlessly in a water table. Likewise, puzzles...

A Military Spouse’s Open Letter to Congress about Education

This post originally appeared on dependastrong. Dear Congress: I would like to begin by...

Finding Time for Fitness as a Homeschooling Mom

If you ask 10 homeschooling mamas why they’ve made the decision to educate their children at home, you’ll get 10 different answers. What you...

Is Homeschooling Right For Your Military Family?

As more and more people join the homeschooling bandwagon, it’s normal to wonder if it would work for you. Let’s face it, one reason...

What’s the Difference Between Tricare Plans

Just reading the above title that included the "T" word might have been enough to trigger subconscious impatience and perhaps even a little sweat. Visions...

Military Kids and Guns: Discussing Their World

Certain opinions and luxuries exist in the civilian world that just can’t logistically survive in the military community. Oh, you’ve lived in that house...

Bring Your Van to the Next Level with These Minivan Organization...

This post is sponsored by Lloyd Mats. You fought it for so long, but here you are- you...

When Moving Starts to Matter to the Military Kid

Moving as a military kid wasn't too hard when they were in preschool and the early elementary years. As long as your family was...

Worldschooling with The Wild Bradburys: Homeschooling a Military Child

Yes! You've made the decision to start homeschooling a military child, your military child —congrats! Now you have some decisions to make, and you...

Disaster: Helping Family From a Distance

Just like explaining where you’re from, handling a natural disaster is more complicated when you’re in a military family because you're either enduring a...

MOPS: A Place of Support For New Moms

Military service members fight valiantly in war. As mothers, service member or civilian, fight our own war of sorts. Our wars may not have...

5 Things to Consider Before Buying a White Noise Machine for...

White noise has a sound frequency that lets babies fall sound asleep. The white noise machine comes with many advantages. It blocks...

Study Says Moms Feel More Stressed During Tax Season

Tax season is here and that means many of us are gathering papers, documents, and pretending we understand legal tax code and...

Embracing the Introverted Military Spouse

The nomadic life of military spouses introduces them to a new community and a sea full of strange faces every few years. For an...

7 Best Goody Bag Gifts for Kids

Children at parties and occasions bring more happiness to any event. You can bring more joy to them by giving them goody...