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...

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...

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...

The Real Mom’s School Guide

Have you seen what parents are packing in their kids’ lunch boxes lately? The ratio of time spent preparing versus time spent eating has...

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...

Surviving the 2018 Japan Floods: Part 4

Never having pumped my own gas in Japan before, that could have easily have been the most eventful part of my day on any...

Surviving the Japan Floods: Part 3

From the invaluable perspectives of two people removed from the situation, it seemed best to navigate back to Higashihiroshima. I knew I could get...

11 YouTube Alternatives for Kids

There is a hot topic going around social media about child safety issues with YouTube content. The recent uptick in shares from...

Teaching Kids About Earthquakes Without Scaring Them

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

Keeping the School Rhythm through the Holidays

In our house, winter break is something we look forward to. It’s a time without crazy schedules filled with family, fun, and relaxation. Pushing pause...

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...

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...

Kids’ Christmas Gifts that Aren’t Things

It's the hap-happiest time of the year, but let's be real — you're looking at the toys your children already have and think, "We cannot bring...

To Bring Kids or Not to Bring Kids to Events

We’ve all seen those children. You know the ones, they're throwing fits during the invocation at a change of command or running around during...

Surviving the 2018 Japan Floods: Part 5

I turned right out of the gas station parking lot with a determination I have never experienced before. This absolutely had to work. We...

Managing Maternity Leave: Military Spouse Life as CEO

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...

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...

Raising a Generation of Girl Coders

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

Denmark Legoland Immersion

In Northern Europe, you can find a small village of rural farms that goes by the name of Billund. Billund, Denmark still exists because...

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

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...

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month with CNCF

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and Daily Mom Military has partnered with Children's Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation to help ensure that one day no...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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!...

How My Baby Helped Me Make Friends

You know the phrase when it rains, it pours? Well, it might not rain in California, but for my husband and I, the move...

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...

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...

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....

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...

9 Hacks for Valentine’s Day at School

Remember Valentine's Day back in elementary school? You found the box of valentines in the seasonal aisle of Walmart with your favorite...

Dad Is More Fun and It’s OK

It wasn’t so long ago that dads were mostly absent from parenting — working all day, then coming home to dinner on the table...