Decorating for the Holidays while PCSing

Every military family has a running timeline in their head. When you're awaiting orders to a new duty station, you quietly countdown...

Our Favorite Want, Need, Share, Read, Wear Christmas List for Kids...

What's on your kid's Christmas list this year? If you're anything like us, you handed them the catalogs from big box stores...

7 Tips to Survive the Holidays Away from Family

Military life often pulls us away from our extended family members, and that can be especially hard over the holiday season. Holidays...

5 Types of Advent Calendars To Try This Year

Advent Calendars are a fun way to celebrate the upcoming holidays, and they don't always have to be religious. You can countdown...

10 Easy Ways to Transform Your Elf on the Shelf to...

Looking for easy ideas for your Elf on the Shelf this year? While the elaborate ideas that flood the internet are magical,...

Holiday Deals from Military Spouse and Veteran Owned Companies

Holiday shopping has probably begun in your house, and if you've been holding out for some awesome holiday sales then you're in...

14 Holiday Gifts for the Tough to Shop for Teen

Finding the perfect gift is harder for some than for others. Teens are notoriously picky and particular when it comes to gift-giving....

The Best Christmas Gifts for Mom (or Yourself, We Don’t Judge)

Christmas is right around the corner, and many of us are searching for the perfect Christmas gifts for mom or trying to...

Best Subscription Boxes for the Holidays

Shopping for the holidays can feel daunting. The stores begin filling the shelves with items in August and September—when it is still...

The Ultimate List of Cool Gifts for Military Guys this Holiday...

The men in our life hold a special place in our hearts. Fathers, brothers, husbands, and sons, we've got several men on...

Yes, Eating Healthy During the Holiday Season is Possible

The military loves a great get together and there’s no shortage of them during the holiday season. Although let’s face it, engaging...

Stress Management Tips: 6 Steps to Manage Stress in the Midst...

Parents and military spouses live with a lot of stress. Every day stress management tips can help alleviate some of the stress...

10 Reasons to Run a Turkey Trot This Year

Everyone knows that Thanksgiving is the best holiday for shamelessly filling yourself with layer upon layer of savory meals and satisfying sweets....

6 Tips to Rock a Friendsgiving Feast

When you are far from home and missing your family, holidays can be hard. Is it even Thanksgiving if you aren't huddled...

6 Surprising Foods You Can Freeze

Freezing full meals or ingredients gives you the flexibility to buy in bulk or save money when there’s a sale. Freezing comes...

5 Tips to Help You Get Ready for the Holidays

The holiday season is officially upon us—making it special and stress-free requires some planning and preparation. There are various small steps we...

The Pros Of Procrastination: Yes, They Exist

Tomorrow: (noun)--a mystical land where 99% of all human productivity, motivation, and achievement is stored. AKA: A place where procrastination thrives. But...

11 Military Ball Gowns We Love from Lulus

It's military ball season and that means one thing for military spouses all over the country: it's time for a new military...

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

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

The Unknown Ghosts of New Bern, NC

The cooler weather, talks of Halloween, and historical places often lead to stories featuring ghosts. If you're stationed at Camp Lejeune, you're...

5 Tips to Create the Perfect Trunk-or-Treat for Under $15

As summer fades, the supermarket school supply shelves are just about dry from the back to school shopping raids. And BAM, pumpkin...

How to Update Your Wardrobe When You PCS to the Middle...

If your spouse just got orders to the Middle East, like Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, or the United Arab Emirates you...

How to Care for the Caregiver: Tips from a Coastguardsman

Cancer. One word from a doctor is all it took to thrust a hardworking Coast Guard pilot trying to finish flight school...

Don’t Forget Your Breasts: 6 Things to Know about Breast Exams

Raise your hand if you were able to use the restroom alone today. When was your last shower? Last sit-down meal? Anyone? As a mother, you have very little alone time. If you can’t go to the bathroom alone, you probably aren’t getting to your dentist or doctor as often as you should. While it seems physically and temporally impossible, taking care of yourself is imperative. When it comes to breast health, we have the intel for breast exams and mammograms.

The Benefits of Vitamins A, B, C, D, E, K and...

This post is sponsored by iHerb. As the cold and flu season approaches, parents everywhere are beginning to...

16 Eco-Friendly Must-Haves to Get You Through the Rest of 2019

Whether you are going eco-friendly for the earth, for your family, or you are just hopping on the eco-train because your friends...

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

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

8 Things to Do When You Feel Defeated

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

The 5 Best Shoes for Moms

As soon as their feet hit the floor each morning, moms are on the move. As we ready the family for the...

5 Things You Need to Know When Running with Dogs

When you're looking for motivation to get out there and log some miles, nothing beats heading out the door with your best...

4 Tips to Getting Dressed Every Day as a New Mom

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

The Practical Home Cleaning Schedule

We completely understand. Cleaning is not your jam. You want to show up, get it done, and move onto something (anything) else. That is why you need a simple, easy-to-follow plan to accomplish your home cleaning without wasting a lick of time. If you can budget in just 15-20 minutes per day of focused work, by the end of the week you will achieve a completely cleaned home.

5 Best Shoe Brands for Little Kids

The cutest feet in your home are growing at an alarming rate! It won’t be long before you are at the store...

7 Tips for Refocusing After Summer Break

The July 4th fireworks have long fizzled out. The beach ball is deflated and the damp towels have all piled up onto...

15 Things to Create the Perfect Eco-Friendly Kitchen

Do you remember that scene in Wall-E where Wall-E shows off his finds to Eva in his home (which my husband likens...

How Often Do I Get a Pap Smear?

Up until 2011, pap smears were considered an annual event. The anticipated event that women clamored to schedule every year. The American College of...