Let’s Talk About It: 5 Mental Health Resources on the Installation

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In February 2019, the U.S. Army released information gathered by researchers from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America citing several factors that increase...

8 Things to Do When You Feel Defeated

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As a spouse, you experience many changes in the military life: permanent change of station (PCS), deployments, training separations, job changes for your spouse,...

But All My Friends Have a Phone

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There are moments in your child’s life where all of a sudden you flashback to when they were in diapers. And as they move...

Birth and Postpartum Depression During Deployment

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

Worldschooling with the Wild Bradburys: Learning to Read on the Road

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When I reflect on my childhood, much of it is filled with the stories I read. I spent hours of my daily routine reading...

4 Tips to Getting Dressed Every Day as a New Mom

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

Everything You Didn’t Know You Needed for Your Back to School...

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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 end...

12 Things to Make Packing Back to School Lunch Easier

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Back to school time has snuck up on all of us, and while we may have the new clothes and the school supplies ready,...

Manners for the Modern World

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In a world with endless technology, we can text and email with a device literally at our fingertips. There are a plethora of applications...

Sanity-And-Happenings Manager: The New Definition of SAHM

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Why does “Stay-at-Home Mom” (SAHM) have such a negative connotation -- especially in a community where many spouses are rocking this title out of...

5 Money Saving Tips for Back to School

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It seemed like just yesterday we were in the mad dash of end of the school year activities and now we’re filling our calendars...

Is your Car Seat Ready for an Overseas Move?

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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.

5 Ways to Keep Kids Connected to Grandparents When the Military...

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To those living the active-duty military experience, life is typically a revolving door of different homes and environments. And since Grandma and Grandpa can’t...

So You Want to Take an Independent Study: Everything You Need...

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Two things are true about military life: it’s unpredictable and you need to be flexible. School calendars, if you know where you’ll be living...

DIY Alphabet Book for Some Learning Fun

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We are all Marie Kondo-ing right now. We have old books, magazines and catalogs leftover from the holidays, and newspapers ads that seem to...

Finding Your Zen When Your Spouse Works Late

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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...

4 Ways to Keep a Military Parent Connected

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As military spouses, we get what we signed up for. We've learned that workdays often frequently start before 9 a.m. and blow right by...

11 Nourishing Foods for Nursing Moms

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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,...

3 Tips for Car Seat Safety in Real Life

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You’ve seen the posts, memes, and witnessed the social media shaming over what car seat a child is in, and judgments over the decisions...

5 Ways to Help Prevent the Summer Slide

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As the House Stark would say if he was not always wearing fur, and on an island somewhere - Summer is coming! Summer as...

5 Easy & Kid-Friendly Vegan Snacks

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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 with sugar...

Worldschooling with The Wild Bradburys: Bringing History to Life When You...

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For years, I have heard people say how much they disliked history growing up. It was my least favorite subject in school seems to...

5 Creative Dollar Store Preschool Activities

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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...

Everything You Need to Know About Delivering with a Doula

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Expecting a baby can be exciting, and daunting. When you're a military family, there are several things which can make the delivery process a...

From Flight School to the Fleet: Things You Need to Know

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The platform has been selected. The final check ride was passed. The wings of gold are pinned. You all have made it: conquered flight school....

Compassion For All Moms

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The moment I hit Submit, I felt relief and satisfaction for sharing such a personal story with other moms. I was confident they would...

Sensory Activities: Making Them Part of Your Play Routine

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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...

A Military Spouse’s Open Letter to Congress about Education

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This post originally appeared on dependastrong. Dear Congress: I would like to begin by sincerely thanking you for taking an interest in the quality of life...

Finding Time for Fitness as a Homeschooling Mom

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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...

Is Homeschooling Right For Your Military Family?

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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...

What’s the Difference Between Tricare Plans

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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...

Military Kids and Guns: Discussing Their World

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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...

Bring Your Van to the Next Level with These Minivan Organization...

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This post is sponsored by Lloyd Mats. You fought it for so long, but here you are- you own a minivan. It might not be...

When Moving Starts to Matter to the Military Kid

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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...

Worldschooling with The Wild Bradburys: Homeschooling a Military Child

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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...

Disaster: Helping Family From a Distance

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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...