How My Baby Helped Me Make Friends

You know the phrase when it rains, it pours? Well, it might not rain in California, but for my husband and I, the move...

Do I Need a Power of Attorney?

If you’ve been stationed overseas and subjected to AFN commercials, you will giggle at the mention of Hercules and the Golden Fleece. While the...

ICE Them. Do My ICE Comments Make a Difference?

Ice, ice baby. If you’ve been around the military community for a bit, you’ve probably heard these words uttered from a military spouse. And,...

Holiday Traditions: Collecting from Each Duty Station

Unless you grew up in a military family, it’s very possible you've lived in the same geographic region and celebrated the winter holidays with...

2 Holiday Parties for Military Spouses Tired of Military Holiday Parties

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...

2018 Holiday Shipping Deadlines for Military Addresses

Let’s all go ahead and admit that we have the same question when it comes to mailing holiday packages: “What is the absolute latest...

Rewearing a Ball Gown — Yay or Nay?

Ball season is here! Don’t run, don’t hide. It’s not that scary. Sometimes, however, it gets expensive quickly. Tickets to the event, dry cleaning...

The Price for Having a Ball

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...

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

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...

Thank You, Military Spouse Sister Wives

It's been several months since you uprooted your little family from a picturesque small town on the East Coast (or wherever) to sunny and...

Readiness Vacancy: The Marine Corps Is Getting Rid of FROs

The Marine Corps announced on March 19, 2018, in true USMC fashion — a warm, personable MARADMIN — that a “reset” is coming to...

How to Not Hate Military Life

We could sit here all day and swap triumphs and frustrations about the military. As dependents, we are constantly being torn away from family...

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