Managing Maternity Leave: Military Spouse Life as CEO

0
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...

Surviving the 2018 Japan Floods: Part 2

1
We landed and sprinkles — nothing more, no ferocious pelting rain — dotted the window on the row-20 window of our Japan Airlines flight. Carry-ons...

Teaching Kids About Earthquakes Without Scaring Them

0
The unknown is a dark, scary place for a kid. And, when you think about it, so much of their world is unknown. They...

MOPS: A Place of Support For New Moms

0
Military service members fight valiantly in war. As mothers, service member or civilian, fight our own war of sorts. Our wars may not have...

Halloween Costume Ideas and Pro-Tips that Can Help Even the Busiest...

0
Here we are. October is in full swing and your kids still don't have their Halloween costumes picked out. The kids have a million...

5 Important Things I Learned Growing Up Military

0
The dandelion is the official flower of the military child because it can sprout anywhere, goes where the wind takes it, and adapts to...

What You Need to Become a Toy Minimalist

0
Every day we see our kids have the time of their lives with a pile of stones or the wood chips at the playground....

Birth and Postpartum Depression During Deployment

0
Giving birth and struggling with postpartum depression during deployment is something that many mothers that marry into the military experience, including me. Nine months...

3 Steps to Help You Digitally Declutter Your Life

0
Social media and technology have rapidly integrated itself into our lives. In just the last 20 years we have gone from "give it all...

5 Life-Saving Meal Planning Tips

0
Do you find yourself rushing around a few times a week, scrambling to get dinners together for the family? And more often than not...

Study Says Moms Feel More Stressed During Tax Season

0
Tax season is here and that means many of us are gathering papers, documents, and pretending we understand legal tax code and regulations in...

Keeping the School Rhythm through the Holidays

0
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...

How to Move Past the Mom Guilt

0
As a daughter, I tried to avoid the mom guilt at all costs. I was the goody-two-shoes kind of kid who deflated every time...

Helping Your Tween or Teen Set Academic Goals

0
Mid-school-year can be a challenging time for students and families. Often, academics begin to feel like a drag as the long countdown to summer...

5 Creative Dollar Store Preschool Activities

0
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...

Tips for Changing Schools Mid-year

0
Being the new kid is always a challenge. Changing schools mid-year can present a different set of challenges altogether. Sometimes during mid-year PCS season,...

5 Family Friendly Fall Break Ideas on the East Coast

0
Fall is a beautiful time to be living on the East Coast. When the weather turns cooler, the leaves begin to change color and...

11 Nourishing Foods for Nursing Moms

0
If you're a nursing mama, chances are that you know the struggle of an increased appetite and the never-ending urge to eat. And hey,...

9 Hacks for Valentine’s Day at School

0
Remember Valentine's Day back in elementary school? You found the box of valentines in the seasonal aisle of Walmart with your favorite character on...

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

0
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)...

How to Support a Mom After Miscarriage

0
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...

4 Tips to Getting Dressed Every Day as a New Mom

0
As a new mom, I struggled a lot in the beginning to make time for myself. Getting dressed every day seems like something that...

When Moving Starts to Matter to the Military Kid

0
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...

Is Your Child Ready to Sit in the Front Seat? Probably...

0
Picture this: you’re loading up kids into your awesome minivan, counting heads as they all leave the house and making sure the dog isn’t...

Surviving the 2018 Japan Floods: Part 4

0
Never having pumped my own gas in Japan before, that could have easily have been the most eventful part of my day on any...

Positive Thinking: 5 Ways to Create a Positive Mental Attitude

0
When you live the life of a military spouse, it can sometimes feel like you're in a state of constant upheaval, transition, and unknown...

Finding Time for Fitness as a Homeschooling Mom

0
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...

Finding Your Zen When Your Spouse Works Late

0
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...

Why Vacations are Important to a Military Family

0
Suitcases are packed in tight, distractible iPad games are loaded, and snacks are stowed away within reach. The littles are bouncing in their car...

5 Thanksgiving Kid’s Table Ideas for the Win

0
Nothing is more grating on parents’ nerves than crushing it in the kitchen, making Pinterest-worthy meals only to have our kids — our own flesh...

Disaster: Helping Family From a Distance

0
Just like explaining where you’re from, handling a natural disaster is more complicated when you’re in a military family because you're either enduring a...

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

0
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...

7 Best Goody Bag Gifts for Kids

0
Children at parties and occasions bring more happiness to any event. You can bring more joy to them by giving them goody bag gifts...

Teaching Compassion Through Days of Kindness

0
It's safe to say that parents want to raise kind, considerate, and compassionate children to grow up to be helpful and contributing members of...

Worldschooling with the WildBradburys: Combat Loneliness on the Road

0
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....

Denmark Legoland Immersion

0
In Northern Europe, you can find a small village of rural farms that goes by the name of Billund. Billund, Denmark still exists because...