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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

In the Know: Taking the Scary out of Colonoscopy

Colonoscopy. When you hear that word, is your reflex to clinch? You aren’t alone. The fear of the unknown, the hassle of...

7 Powerful Sleep Tips for a Good Night’s Rest

When was the last time you got a good night's sleep? We thought so. Approximately one-third of adults in the United States...

11 Nourishing Foods for Nursing Moms

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

3 Ways to Win the War Against Mosquito Bites

You can hear them coming like Valkyrie riding on the wind, buzzing their mighty presence in your...

CBD vs THC: What’s the Difference and Why CBD Oil Like...

You may have recently heard of the directive from several different military leaders that CBD oil like the ones from Diamond CBD...

Bump Boot Camp: 16 Pregnancy-Friendly Exercises for Moms-to-Be

You look down at those tiny blue lines and are elated to be adding a baby to your family. After reality sets...

So You Want to Be a Spartan?

There are few things more motivating for a mother to work out than that pesky baby weight still hugging those hips. Yet, as frustrating...

Afternoon Slump: 6 Creative Ways to Shake it Off

You had a productive morning. You picked the kids up from school, you fixed snacks, refereed sibling fights, and helped with homework. You should...

Supreme Court Won’t Hear Case for Military Medical Malpractice Suits

Update 5/21/2019 A suit filed against the U.S. by former Coast Guard officer Walter Daniel after the death of his...

When the Military Treatment Facility Wants You Back

When you found out that you would be seeing your new Primary Care Manager (PCM) off-base, you were shocked, then intrigued. TRICARE...

Yoga Nidra Changed My Life

Imagine a time of day when your to-do list disappears. A time of day when your body and brain powers down, leaving...

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...

Baby Injected with Unknown and Undocumented Vaccines at Naval Hospital Camp...

March 15th, 2019: This story will continue to be updated as it develops. Navy spouse and mother...

Your Questions Answered: Tricare and Birth Centers

This post is sponsored by Best Start Birth Center in San Diego, California. As new (or new...

When I Knew it was Postpartum Depression and I Needed Help

The following article, while honest and important, may be a trigger for those with postpartum depression or who are sensitive to mental illness. Postpartum Depression...

Moms Working Out Together: Sweat Like a Mother

Lunges and pushups and burpees, oh my! Stroller Strong Moms is a fitness program like no other. And it’s changing the way moms workout....

9 Ways to Help a Mom with Postpartum Depression

Do you know a mother who recently had a baby? You’re probably over-the-moon excited for her and can’t wait to ogle over pictures or...

5 Things to Do With Your Pelvic Floor Exercises

It is not uncommon to see memes or hear other moms talk about it. We joke that we pee our pants when we run....

6 Things to Do When You’re Feeling Inadequate

Would you ever tell your best friend she’s not good enough? Would you tell her that she isn’t stacking up to other women on...

CBD For Pets: Why Pets Love CBD

While the use of CBD-based products continues to grow and grow for humans, it's also growing in popularity for our pets. There's everything from...

Ditch the 800mg Ibuprofen for Something More Natural- CBD Oil for...

There is a running joke in the military that a military doctors way of treating any sort of ailment for the service member is...

Does Your Nursing Baby Have a Food Allergy?

When my second son was born, he cried. He cried all the time. Sometimes, he cried for up to eight hours straight. I was...

New Year, New You! How to Stick to Your Resolutions Beyond...

It's a new year, and you're ready to hit the ground running! You've got your resolutions lined up, and you know this is the...

5 CBD Oil Products you Need to Try if You’re a...

There is an ever-growing trend in society when it comes to health and wellness, and that is the use of CBD oil. When first...

Happiness Hacks

We live in a time where we’re not only constantly on the go, physically, but also mentally —running around inside our own heads. We are...

Holiday Hacks for a Happier, Healthier, Holiday You

The holidays seem to start earlier and earlier each year, and as soon as that first PSL drops at Starbucks it's off to the...

Physical Symptoms of Stress

You’ve been experiencing physical symptoms like headaches, back pain, upset stomach, and trouble sleeping. You visit your doctor, thinking you may be coming down...

Baby Blues, Postpartum Depression, and Postpartum Psychosis: What’s the Difference?

Having a baby is supposed to be the most blissful time in a new mom’s life. She brings her sweet cherub into the world...

Seek Challenging Friends, Be a Challenging Friend

“If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you.” Fred DeVito said that, and like a lot of great quotes, it can apply to...