Teaching Kids About Earthquakes Without Scaring Them

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The unknown is a dark, scary place for a kid. And, when you think about it, so much of their world is unknown. They...

What’s the Difference Between Tricare Plans

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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...

Surviving the TLF with Kids

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Let’s start by putting the wondering minds to rest, TLF stands for temporary lodging facility in military land, and there are three reasons why...

IF:Military: A Faith-Based Retreat for Military Women

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Maybe you’ve seen this term thrown around on social media lately, after all, it’s creating quite a buzz. But you don’t have a clue what it...

4 Things to Know About Having a Baby in Germany

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I remember the day we got orders to Germany like it was yesterday. We were so excited, ready to continue our married adventure in...

To the Bonus Dads on Father’s Day

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

What The Heck Do You Do About Childcare During Winter Break?

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Since September, you've had that (mostly) glorious school days daze...you're able to take a shower that's more than 37 seconds (and warm to boot)...

Surviving a PCS Road Trip with Kids

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You’re about to set off on an epic road trip across the states! You’ve got an awesome playlist already streaming through your mind. You’re...

Surviving a Deployment with Kids

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Your spouse just left for a six-month deployment. Fear bubbles up inside. You think of all the possible scenarios, and you pray for his...

But All My Friends Have a Phone

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

Embracing the Introverted Military Spouse

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

5 Important Things I Learned Growing Up Military

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The dandelion is the official flower of the military child because it can sprout anywhere, goes where the wind takes it, and adapts to...

5 Creative Dollar Store Preschool Activities

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

How To Simplify Your Life With Kids

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Life with kids will always come with some complications, but it doesn’t need to be as rushed and chaotic as you’ve been living it....

5 Easy & Kid-Friendly Vegan Snacks

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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 with sugar...

How to Support a Mom After Miscarriage

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Miscarriage is traumatic and heartbreaking and affects 15 to 20 percent of pregnant women. For many military spouses, miscarriages can occur when their partners are...

24 Fall Family Camping Essentials

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

7 Best Goody Bag Gifts for Kids

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

We Don’t Do Thanksgiving

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Military life gives us so much to be thankful for — priceless travel opportunities, a ride-or-die framily, opportunities to remind ourselves just how strong...

Deployment Tools for Children

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You’ve just been told that your spouse is leaving for a nine-month deployment, your first deployment with children. Your mind goes in a million...

Thank You, Military Spouse Sister Wives

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It's been several months since you uprooted your little family from a picturesque small town on the East Coast (or wherever) to sunny and...

Becoming The Wild Bradburys: Adventures with Kids Abroad

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When I met my Marine in 2009, I had just returned from a year abroad in Greece, Italy, and Turkey. I fell in love...

Taking on Military Life — What Extended Families Need to Know

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For many people, saying “I do” doesn’t automatically mean declaring, “Bye, Felicia” to the rest of your family. Unfortunately, this is kind of a...

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

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The platform has been selected. The final check ride was passed. The wings of gold are pinned. You all have made it: conquered flight school....

Finding Time for Fitness as a Homeschooling Mom

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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...

What You Need to Become a Toy Minimalist

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Every day we see our kids have the time of their lives with a pile of stones or the wood chips at the playground....

The Unmatched Sibling Bond of Military Kids

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If there is an upside to packing up and moving around the globe every few years as military families do, it’s this: Those kids...

12 Things to Make Packing Back to School Lunch Easier

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

5 Ways to Ease the Emotional Burden of Motherhood

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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 whole story....

Podcasts for Moms

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Podcasts are a fun way to absorb useful information, be inspired, or simply be entertained. But finding the right podcast can be intimidating. With...

How to Create a Minimalist Wardrobe as a Military Family

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Marie Kondo has made the minimalist lifestyle hip. From her book to her Netflix show, people across the world and working on limiting clutter...

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

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

A Military Spouse’s Open Letter to Congress about Education

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This post originally appeared on dependastrong. Dear Congress: I would like to begin by sincerely thanking you for taking an interest in the quality of life...

Managing Maternity Leave: Military Spouse Life as CEO

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You're the Financial Director, Event Organizer, Chief Operating Officer, and CEO of your household, not to mention entrepreneur on the side. So how do...

DIY Alphabet Book for Some Learning Fun

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

Raising a Generation of Girl Coders

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Whether we realize we are doing it or not as parents, we often propel our children toward activities that are normalized for their genders....