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...

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

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This post is sponsored by iHerb. As the cold and flu season approaches, parents everywhere are beginning to stock up on vitamins and minerals for...

4 Things to Know About Having a Baby in Germany

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I remember the day we got orders to Germany like it was yesterday. We were so excited, ready to continue our married adventure in...

6 Things to Do When You’re Feeling Inadequate

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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...

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

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

When I Knew it was Postpartum Depression and I Needed Help

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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...

Yoga Nidra Changed My Life

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

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

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Update 5/21/2019 A suit filed against the U.S. by former Coast Guard officer Walter Daniel after the death of his wife, a Navy Lieutenant, at Naval...

Moms Working Out Together: Sweat Like a Mother

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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....

5 Things to Do With Your Pelvic Floor Exercises

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

7 Powerful Sleep Tips for a Good Night’s Rest

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

Staying Fit and Eating Clean During PCS Limbo

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Going through a permanent change of station (PCS) is a real pain. But it’s what military members and their families do. Most have gotten...

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

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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...

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

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You may have recently heard of the directive from several different military leaders that CBD oil like the ones from Diamond CBD isn't allowed...

9 Ways to Help a Mom with Postpartum Depression

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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...

Afternoon Slump: 6 Creative Ways to Shake it Off

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

CBD For Pets: Why Pets Love CBD

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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...

Your Enneagram Type as a Military Spouse as Told in GIFs

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Personality tests of all types pepper the home pages of entertainment sites and are sure to get a few laughs--whether your spirit animal comparison...

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

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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.

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

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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...

10 Reasons to Run a Turkey Trot This Year

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

Physical Symptoms of Stress

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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...

How Often Do I Get a Pap Smear?

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

We Are Not Postpartum Depression. We Are Human.

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I've been thinking a lot lately about how far I've come as a mother. After my first daughter was born seven years ago, I...

Yoga During a Move: 5 Poses for Your PCS

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Whether you're moving across town, across the country, or across the world, your body is going to feel the effects, but you can still...

7 Tips for Refocusing After Summer Break

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

Yes, Eating Healthy During the Holiday Season is Possible

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

6 Surprising Foods You Can Freeze

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

3 Ways to Win the War Against Mosquito Bites

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You can hear them coming like Valkyrie riding on the wind, buzzing their mighty presence in your ear, and coming to take your life...

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,...

When the Military Treatment Facility Wants You Back

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

How to Care for the Caregiver: Tips from a Coastguardsman

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

So You Want to Be a Spartan?

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

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...

Ditch the Soda for These Supplements for Mental Clarity

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As we head straight to the New Year, many of us are exploring what we can do to help us create healthier bodies. Everywhere...

Does Your Nursing Baby Have a Food Allergy?

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