Deployment Tools for Children

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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)...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

4 Reasons This Family Needs Summer Camp

Children love summertime. They feel free without the constraints of bedtime, homework, and school. Do you remember the awesome feeling of doing whatever you...

Is your Car Seat Ready for an Overseas Move?

Moving overseas can be a wild ride! There are some things you don’t even think about until you need them. Sometimes moms may be too busy with the move to think about car seats overseas. This can be a challenge especially if you are not stationed near a military installation with an exchange. Even then the selection of car seats is not anywhere near what is available stateside.

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: The Conclusion

We made it across the bridge and kept going until I saw a sign for Route 2. This, when we weren’t in a hurry...

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....

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...

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...

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...

Indivisible — A Military Marriage Built on Faith

Remember back to the first military movie you watched. Maybe it was as a new military spouse; perhaps it was as a kid. Either...

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...

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...

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...

Disaster: Helping Family From a Distance

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...

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...

Thank You, Military Spouse Sister Wives

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...

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...

Surviving a Deployment with Kids

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...

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...