How to Care for the Caregiver: Tips from a Coastguardsman

Cancer. One word from a doctor is all it took to thrust a hardworking Coast Guard pilot trying to finish flight school...

24 Fall Family Camping Essentials

Cool breezes, falling leaves, and pumpkin spice a-plenty—autumn is in the air! What better way to usher in the season than with...

8 Simple Meal Kids Can Make Independently

What mom wouldn't love for someone to help with the cooking? But, when given the option of having their own children be...

Where In The World Are We? A World Map Adventure

“Mom, show me where I was born again please?” my middle child asked me while I was cooking dinner. My two oldest...

5 Ways to Ease the Emotional Burden of Motherhood

Motherhood is a glorious, exhilarating, and fulfilling journey. It’s also exhausting. When a mother says she’s tired, she’s not really telling the...

5 Family Friendly Fall Break Ideas on the East Coast

Fall is a beautiful time to be living on the East Coast. When the weather turns cooler, the leaves begin to change...

8 Ridiculously Easy Birthday Party Hacks

Whether you're a seasoned party planner or a party planning newb, it's always nice to have a couple tricks up your sleeve...

Worldschooling with The Wild Bradburys: Teaching Historical Tragedies to Young Kids

Throughout Europe, tough subjects are a regular part of life and history. The people walk among the prior execution squares. Sites of...

5 Life-Saving Meal Planning Tips

Do you find yourself rushing around a few times a week, scrambling to get dinners together for the family? And more often...

6 Ways to Celebrate Your Baby’s 1st Birthday That Aren’t Cake-Smashing

The adorable props are set, a first birthday candle has been bought, the balloons tied to the mailbox gently sway, and gifts...

7 Ways to Teach Your Child How to Study

Teaching your child how to study is the most important skill you can give them to carry on throughout their school years....

Let’s Talk About It: 5 Mental Health Resources on the Installation

In February 2019, the U.S. Army released information gathered by researchers from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America citing several factors...

8 Things to Do When You Feel Defeated

As a spouse, you experience many changes in the military life: permanent change of station (PCS), deployments, training separations, job changes for...

But All My Friends Have a Phone

There are moments in your child’s life where all of a sudden you flashback to when they were in diapers. And as...

Birth and Postpartum Depression During Deployment

Giving birth and struggling with postpartum depression during deployment is something that many mothers that marry into the military experience, including me....

Worldschooling with the Wild Bradburys: Learning to Read on the Road

When I reflect on my childhood, much of it is filled with the stories I read. I spent hours of my daily routine reading...

4 Tips to Getting Dressed Every Day as a New Mom

As a new mom, I struggled a lot in the beginning to make time for myself. Getting dressed every day seems...

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...