Tips for Changing Schools Mid-year

Being the new kid is always a challenge. Changing schools mid-year can present a different set of challenges altogether. Sometimes during mid-year...

Children’s Books about Veteran’s Day + Tips Before Heading to a...

This post is sponsored by T-Mobile Veteran's Day is Monday, November 11th, and you might be wondering what...

Does “Babies in Arms Are Welcome” Always Apply?

For those of us that have chosen to have children the "Babies in Arms" concept is a constant reminder of our dual...

What the Movers Will Pack that Will Have You Scratching Your...

If you have done a permanent change of station move, chances are you've wondered what the movers will pack, or won't pack....

How to Find Your Footing During Retirement with MySTeP

When it comes to online resources and support, today’s military spouses are fortunate to have many options. From officially-sanctioned readiness classes and...

Let’s Talk About the Military Go Bag

You move to an OCONUS location and — yeah — you’re flipping tired and a little unsure of what day it is,...

24 Best Small Towns to Retire In for Your “Forever Home”

Ah, retirement. When you can make your own decisions, choose where you live and for how long, and can finally buy that...

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 and...

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 after 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,...