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...

4 Military-Connected Leadership Opportunities

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The military relies on volunteers to make things happen. And while we may not like it, that’s how it is. So why not use...

Spicy Reminders for the Seasoned Spouse

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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....

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...

5 Ways to Help a Friend Who is PCSing

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PCS season is upon us…..but what happens when you are not one of the families to PCS? Perhaps it’s your off year and you’ll be...

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

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Updated 8 April 2019 MARADMIN has been published, and can be viewed here. If you're a Marine Corps spouse PCSing to Japan, you know all too...

IF:Military: A Faith-Based Retreat for Military Women

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Maybe you’ve seen this term thrown around on social media lately, after all, it’s creating quite a buzz. But you don’t have a clue what it...

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...

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...

Living Options for Geo-Baching Service Members

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If you've been in the military for a while, you know there is this constant: you move a lot. Many branches of the military...

6 Huge Changes are Coming to Military Families in the New...

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Change is coming to military families in the new year as several bills were recently passed through our national government system. These changes may...

Finding Your Tribe When It’s Not Handed To You

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There is a perception that military spouses are automatically placed in a supportive circle as soon as their ID card is laminated. In some...

The Scariest Part of PCSing: Friend Dating

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Congratulations — you did it! You successfully moved your family to a new duty station, unpacked and organized all of your belongings in your...

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,...

10 Tips for Healthy PCS Food Options

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Moving to a new duty station doesn’t have to come with the sick feeling of way too much junk food. A lot of permanent...

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...

10 Hobbies to Help Military Spouses Enjoy Transition after PCSing

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Dear fellow military spouse- it’s completely normal to feel lonely and aimless in the first few months of a new duty station. The transition...

New GI Bill Parameters: What Do They Boil Down To?

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The Post-9/11 GI Bill saw several changes in August, many of which brought a lot of confusion for an already convoluted process. So what...

5 Steps to Reporting Military Housing

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With Congressional testimonies from military families last week, reports of families who have experienced unlivable conditions within their homes have flooded news media outlets....

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,...

Is your Car Seat Ready for an Overseas Move?

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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.

Why You Need an Online Sisterhood

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

10 Stages of PCS Season with #TheDependas

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Well, PCS season is in full swing, and that means we are all going through some of the tell-tale stages of PCSing. Night sweats,...

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

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This post is sponsored by T-Mobile. Military Spouse Appreciation day is today, Friday, May 10th. Many new military spouses might raise a brow to hear...

COLA Changes Hit Paychecks of U.S. Military Families in Japan

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Back in the spring of this year, there was an intense peer-pressure situation sweeping Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni — no, not in an...

5 Undeniably Awesome Things about Moving Often

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Changing up your scenery every three years can either totally suck or be one of the coolest opportunities you will ever have. A shift...

Host a Take My Stuff Party

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

Celebrating Holidays in a TLF

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Yay! You got orders, and you successfully made it to the temporary lodging facility (TLF) at your new home base. You know (with like...

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

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

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...

The Best Day Planning Strategy to Start the New Year

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Day planning is crucial for productivity, and sometimes sanity. It's especially important for military spouses who face extra challenges, such as solo parenting, frequent...

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...

PCS Stories: The Good and the Bad from One Seasoned MilSpouse

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If there is one thing that brand new military moms have in common with those who have lived this life for over 20 years,...

2 Holiday Parties for Military Spouses Tired of Military Holiday Parties

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The last two months of the year — with the rapid fire of military holiday parties — are the Mandatory Fun Olympics. You don't need to look...

Does “Babies in Arms Are Welcome” Always Apply?

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

Donating through the Combined Federal Campaign: Your Questions Answered

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