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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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

This post is sponsored by Lloyd Mats. You fought it for so long, but here you are- you...

When Moving Starts to Matter to the Military Kid

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...

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...

5 Things to Consider Before Buying a White Noise Machine for...

White noise has a sound frequency that lets babies fall sound asleep. The white noise machine comes with many advantages. It blocks...

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...

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...

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...

How to Move Past the Mom Guilt

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...

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...

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....

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 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...

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 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....

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...

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...

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...

5 Thanksgiving Kid’s Table Ideas for the Win

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...

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...

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...

Teaching Kids About Earthquakes Without Scaring Them

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Surviving the 2018 Japan Floods: Part 2

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...

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...

Raising a Generation of Girl Coders

Whether we realize we are doing it or not as parents, we often propel our children toward activities that are normalized for their genders....