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...

Adjusting Parenting Styles After Your Spouse Comes Home

You just made it through six (or more) months of your spouse being on another continent — months of sleepless nights, screaming kids, household...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

The Unmatched Sibling Bond of Military Kids

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...

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...

Surviving the TLF with Kids

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

Celebrating Holidays in a TLF

Yay! You got orders, and you successfully made it to the temporary lodging facility (TLF) at your new home base. You know (with like...

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...

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...

Worldschooling with The Wild Bradburys: What is Forest School?

Far removed from the feral Mogli child in the forest stereotype, forest school is an immersion into natural landscapes. In nature, children can...

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...

Surviving the 2018 Japan Floods: Part 1

Since World War II, Hiroshima, Japan has been a symbol of loss. A stroll through the Peace Park is sobering and gives me goosebumps...

From Mainstream Classroom to Worldschooling

When you find out you will be a parent, one of the first things you begin pondering is your child's education. We were just...

The Pros Of Procrastination: Yes, They Exist

Tomorrow: (noun)--a mystical land where 99% of all human productivity, motivation, and achievement is stored. AKA: A place where procrastination thrives. But...

Back-to-School Tips with Meg from MilKids Ed

If you don’t know Meg of MilKids Ed or missed this awesome video interview with her best tips for starting back to school, we...

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...

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...

How to Support a Mom After Miscarriage

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...