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...

All of Your VA Home Loan Questions Answered

PCSing stands for Permanent Chaos & Stress, right? One area that adds a cloud of anxiety the buying and selling a home...

6 Must-Read Deployment Books for Kids

Deployment can be so hard, especially on our kids. Often they don’t know exactly what they are feeling or how to express those feelings...

Cross-Country PCS Tips

Moving is stressful. Moving across the country is stressful. Moving across the country with two kids under 5? That’s totally not, right? Here are...

Host a Take My Stuff Party

There are two major problems when moving. OK, there are many — but the two most important tasks everyone thinks about leading up to...

5 Ways to Cope When Orders Change

This is one of those things that doesn’t seem like a big deal. Oh, you were supposed to move to California, and now you’re...

How To Move Your Business When You PCS

As a military spouse, traditional employment is something that is not guaranteed. Most of us have left the stability of a typical...

New York Says No Free Tuition to Gold Star Families

Today in New York, lawmakers passed a bill that denies Gold Star family members from receiving free tuition to their City University...

6 Ways to Make the Next Military Family Day Fun

We’ve all signed up for those mandatory fun events on base and left them five pounds heavier from nervous eating and with memories of awkward...

Administrative Weight Limitation (AWL) Change for Accompanied Marines to Japan

Updated 8 April 2019 MARADMIN has been published, and can be viewed here.

What to Expect When You PCS on the Patriot Express

It’s the jetliner taking you on the long haul — the final stretch of the biggest (or second biggest if you’re returning...

5 Tips for Finding a Home at Your New Duty Station

This is a guest post from MilitarybyOwner Any fan of HGTV or other home shopping shows will tell...

Making the Transition from Enlisted to Officer Spouse

For years, your spouse heard things like officer material from superiors. Your uniformed spouse jumped through all the hoops — college applications, prerequisites, military paperwork,...

The Best Route for a Cross-Country PCS + the Best Places...

PCS — it means permanent change of station (or probably changing my sanity). Picture a cross-country PCS…with two children under 5, traveling 3,300+ miles...

Five Ways to Make Deployment Dinners Easier

When deployment has got you down the motivation to make elaborate meals is close to nil. Which is why as dinner time...

5 Things to Help Children Through a PCS Transition

Board results are out and orders are coming in. 'Tis the season to prepare for a PCS. Military children deal with a...

10 PCS Tips for Your Car that You Need this PCS...

This post is sponsored by Lloyd Mats. PCS season is rapidly approaching. Even if you haven't gotten your...