How to Visit Your Spouse During Deployment

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Deployment brings on annoying questions from people who don't understand. One of those questions may be, "Can't you go with them on deployment?" For...

Suspension of RECP is Happening for Army, Air Force; Navy Follows...

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Update as of March 6, 2020: At approximately 1930 EST yesterday, the Department of the Navy confirmed that they will be suspending RECP at...

Making the Transition from Enlisted to Officer Spouse

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

How to Plan a Meaningful Military Retirement Ceremony

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With 20 years in the service, you and your spouse have likely been to numerous military ceremonies. A military retirement ceremony is different. This...

The Truth About Shipping to APO/DPO/FPO Addresses

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You know what they say about people who assume things: They avoid shipping to APO/DPO/FPO addresses because they assume it’s too hard. OK, so...

What to Expect at a Dining Out

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

What to Pack in Your Military Express Shipment + Tips

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

Packing for an OCONUS Move: Tips and Lists

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There's a commercial that plays daily on the American Forces Network (AFN, as the hip folks call it) that dramatizes what not to do...

I’m Married to a Military Doctor

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I am married to a doctor and a sailor. Trust me, they’re the same person! Being married to a military doctor has demonstrated that...

Passed Over for Military Promotion: What to Expect

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If you've been in longer than two minutes (as in in the military life), you're probably used to the military taking your carefully laid plans and...

What to Expect When You PCS on the Patriot Express

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

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

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This post is sponsored by Lloyd Mats. PCS season is rapidly approaching. Even if you haven't gotten your orders yet, you are probably still trying...

The Price for Having a Ball

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The annual military ball is a tradition as old as the services themselves. We can’t speculate about the logistics, locale, or ticket price of...

Changes to Come for PCS Moves as Summer 2018 Ignites Fury...

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Summer Permanent Change of Station (PCS) moves are the things that keep families awake at night, wondering not only if their household goods will...

5 Meaningful Military Retirement Gifts

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

Make Money with these 8 Successful Reseller Tips

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

The Best and Worst Military Spouse Social Ideas

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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...

21 Military Ball Gifts You Actually Want

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

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

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This post is in partnership with Gillette’s new SkinGuard razor –  new at Walmart today. Your service member is headed out into the field and...

Commissary Power Buy Boxes – Are They Worth It?

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

What We Learned about Hurricane Preparedness from Hurricane Florence

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

Here are the Best Memes and Tweets about the Coronavirus

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COVID-19 is causing distress for people around the world. From whole-country quarantines to travel bans to #ToiletPaperGate, people are starting to feel a bit...

5 Reasons Why A Spouse’s Military Rank Is Not a Relevant...

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Note: This is an opinion piece is does not necessarily reflect the thoughts and opinions of Daily Mom Military. I felt compelled to write this...

Surviving the TLF with Kids

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Let’s start by putting the wondering minds to rest, TLF stands for temporary lodging facility in military land, and there are three reasons why...

Farewell Gifts for Seasoned Spouses

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The time has come, yet again. Another lovely spouse is moving on to a new adventure. Did the commanding officer's wife help you navigate...

8 House Hunting Websites for Military Families

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Military families rarely get the luxury to choose their location and house hunting can be quite overwhelming when you are moving to a brand...

What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Deployment Baby

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You've overcome the most difficult step of having a baby (getting pregnant), and you're ready to welcome that sweet bundle of joy into your...

6 Must-Read Deployment Books for Kids

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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...

PCSing to Paradise: Moving to Hawaii

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You thought, discussed, lost sleep, thought some more, and, finally, the wishlist is in. You're cautiously optimistic about the opportunity to PCS to paradise. Then, surprise!...

What to Do if Your Military Family is Quarantined during PCS

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Update March 12, 2020: As of March 11, 2020, President Trump made a sweeping ban of travel restrictions from Europe into the United States...

Officer and Enlisted Military Spouses: Who Can I be Friends With?

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Can officer and enlisted military spouses be friends? How do the rules that affect military members translate into who military spouses can be friends...

No, the Military Stop Movement Order is not Extended Until August–...

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Recently the Chief of Staff of the Air Force made a statement expressing his concerns about the current end date of the stop movement...

Cross-Country PCS Tips

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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...

14 Military Spouse Treats to Get You Through Deployment

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

6 Ways to Make the Next Military Family Day Fun

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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...

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

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