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...

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...

Worldschooling with the Wild Bradburys: 4 Ways to Get the Most...

With a master's in Museum Science, museum-going has been a love of mine for a long time. Even the museums with the dullest of content...

How to Thrive While Your Spouse Works Nights

The military can come with crazy hours for your spouse — sometimes they work day shifts, and other times your spouse works nights (sometimes all...

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...

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...

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...

We Don’t Do Thanksgiving

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...

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...

How to Talk to Your Kids About Memorial Holidays

A child's world should be full of imagination and discovery, exploration and wonder. So when they become old enough to wonder about the meaning...

A Military Spouse’s Open Letter to Congress about Education

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

Taking on Military Life — What Extended Families Need to Know

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...

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

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)...

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...

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...

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...

What You Need to Become a Toy Minimalist

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

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...

How To Simplify Your Life With Kids

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....

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...

Podcasts for Moms

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

Schooling on the Road: What I Packed and What I Should...

As you all have learned by now, we are an avid homeschooling family who has taken to the open globe for a worldschooling experience....

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...

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...

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...

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...

Surviving a PCS Road Trip with Kids

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...

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...

Worldschooling with the WildBradburys: Combat Loneliness on the Road

When I set out on this adventure, I was mostly concerned about the children's ability to make friends and feel included in this process....

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...

8 Ways to Recover from Your Phone Addiction

Many of us are well aware we have a phone-addiction crisis on our hands. We know the importance of showing up, and we want...

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...

Becoming The Wild Bradburys: Adventures with Kids Abroad

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

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...

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...

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...

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