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...

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...

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...

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...

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"...

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...

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...

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,...

I’m Married to a Military Doctor

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...

4 Military-Connected Leadership Opportunities

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...

3 Things Foreign Military Spouses Should Do to Keep Up with...

Military spouses are their own special breed. We find ourselves moving all over the world to be with our service member. We...

MilSpouse State of Residence: Easier Than You Think

As new spouses (or even experienced spouses *ahem*), we sometimes have no idea what our milspouse state of residence might actually be. Is it...

FOMO: Looking Back At What You’ve Left

Some of you are young enough to know the latest acronyms and texting shorthand, others maybe not. In case you need to visit Urban...

Study Says Moms Feel More Stressed During Tax Season

Tax season is here and that means many of us are gathering papers, documents, and pretending we understand legal tax code and...

Farewell Gifts for Seasoned Spouses

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...

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

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...

Be the Welcome Wagon: Useful Ideas to Welcome Your Neighbors

Ever moved to a new duty station, unpacked your household goods, and wondered what in the world you’re going to do next? Felt like...

Finding Your Tribe When It’s Not Handed To You

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

When Command Spouse was the Last Thing You Wanted

It's a joke that's as old as time, "If the wanted you to have a spouse, they'd have issued you one." The implication...

Having a Baby While the Uniformed Parent is Away

Military spouses conquer a lot of things, some they couldn't even have imaged before marrying into the military. For Hawaiian native, Kathy Miller, 2017...

What You Missed if You Didn’t Watch Major Dad Last Weekend

Back in the early '90s, there was a little show giving military families something to relate to and giving civilians a peek inside military...

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...