How One Veteran-Owned Coffee Company Creates Community

Coffee is life. Well, maybe not life. But it certainly makes life easier. It’s something we can bond over, something warm and...

Spicy Reminders for the Seasoned Spouse

It happens rather subtly. One day you're rolling along, feeling fantastic about the fact that you're starting to understand this whole military spouse thing....

Donating through the Combined Federal Campaign: Your Questions Answered

Since 1961, over $8 billion has been raised for charities by military service members and federal employees through the Combined Federal Campaign...

14 Military Spouse Treats to Get You Through Deployment

If you have been in the military over the last decade, odds are favorable that deployment is part of your vocabulary. Operation...

18 Years of War: Military Service after September 11

If you ask anyone, they can tell you where they were and what they were doing on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. For...

How Horses are Helping to Heal Veterans

Just like emotional support animals and service dogs, horses can help veterans with healing the scars from battle, both internally and externally....

My First PCS as a Military Spouse

When I was in the military, I made two Permanent Change of Stations (PCS), but each time I moved I followed my...

5 Comfort Dishes for Your Next Meal Train

Growing up meal trains were less official than they are now, but they were just as efficient. When a neighbor had a...

4 Solutions When You Move Between Orders

Why do simple things cause so much grief? You can handle a six-month deployment without breaking a sweat, but a temporary duty...

New Duty Station, New Disaster Prep

What do you mean we’re moving to the coast? I don’t know the first thing about hurricane prep! If there are a few universal...

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...

What We Learned about Hurricane Preparedness from Hurricane Florence

Hurricane season is upon us once again. And for those of in Eastern North Carolina, every named storm brings back memories of...

Why You Need an Online Sisterhood

In today's technology age where social media reigns supreme, it seems our whole lives are consumed by the screens in front of...

Fitting In After a Move: You Don’t Always Bloom

The life of a military spouse is not necessarily filled with glamorous duty stations and foreign escapades. Spouses are pulled out of...

21 Military Ball Gifts You Actually Want

The military balls are something we look forward to every year.  It’s time to break out of our professional wear and sweats...

Why I Left the Air Force for My Kids

Military life is unpredictable. And when both parents serve, the craziness more than doubles. Sometimes, a decision has to be made. Will...

Commissary Power Buy Boxes – Are They Worth It?

If you shop at the Military Commissary, sometimes you are probably left guessing what is the best item to purchase. When previously...

Make Money with these 8 Successful Reseller Tips

The garage is overflowing, the drawers are ready to burst, and there are more than a few mystery boxes in a closet...

4 Things to Love About Military Life

As a military spouse, discouragement comes easy. We deal with deployment extensions, constant moves, and a job pool dryer than the Sahara....
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Settle In: Make a Quick Adjustment After PCS

Why is moving so stressful and emotionally taxing? Well, that's easy. It's because we leave behind everything we’ve been building to make a home and...

Is your Car Seat Ready for an Overseas Move?

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.

Transitioning Your Family Back to Normal After Deployment

Without question, returning home from deployment is a happy time for all, but challenges are certain to arise too. Not only will...

Alliance Careers: Bridging the Gap For Transition from Military to Civilian

There is a reason colleges harp on building students’ resumes, preparing them for interviews, and practicing cover letters. That’s because the transition...

5 Meaningful Military Retirement Gifts

The time has finally come to bid goodbye to the military after over 20 years. It’s a huge accomplishment and a momentous...

What to Expect at a Dining Out

Whether you are brand new to the military life or grew up in it, you’re familiar with one thing: tradition. A great...

5 Books That Need to Be on Your Military Spouse Reading...

When searching for a book about military life, who better to turn to than a fellow military spouse? You know, a trusted...

How Can a Key Spouse Help Me?

Deployments can be hard — hard on the deployed service member, sure, but also hard on the family left behind and expected to continue...

Building Your Tribe When you’re Not a “Traditional” Milspouse

Since the birth of our first child, I have been categorized and labeled as a "hippy, crunchy, granola, alternative, free range, attachment"...

Booze Allowed in Boxes for Marine Corps Families

Maradmin 289/19 was released on May 16th, announcing changes to what can be officially packed for Marine Corps families! What, pray tell,...

House Camping Recipes to Feed Your Family When the Moving Truck...

Nutritious meals during a PCS? Eating in transit usually means all the restaurant food, but it is possible to feed your family...

4 Ways to Teach Your Military Kid About Memorial Day

When parenting young children, especially toddlers, life is all about answering questions. As children continue to grow, their desire to learn more...

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

The platform has been selected. The final check ride was passed. The wings of gold are pinned. You all...

What to Pack in Your Military Express Shipment + Tips

Ah, PCS. An acronym that every military spouse knows far too well, and yet, it’s never quite mastered. Every move comes with...

The Best and Worst Military Spouse Social Ideas

As our spouses traipse around the woods playing — let’s face it — a glorified version of hide-and-seek with painted faces, we are left to fend...

Yes, Military Spouse Appreciation Day is Real. This is Why.

This post is sponsored by T-Mobile. Military Spouse Appreciation day is today, Friday, May 10th. Many new military...

35 Things Every Service Member Needs for the Field as Told...

This post is in partnership with Gillette’s new SkinGuard razor –  new at Walmart today. Your service member...