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...

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...

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...

Decorating for the Holidays while PCSing

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Every military family has a running timeline in their head. When you're awaiting orders to a new duty station, you quietly countdown the number...

2019 Holiday Shipping Deadlines for Overseas Mail

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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...

How to Stage Your Home to Sell or Rent When You...

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The home buying and selling process can be quite daunting and comes with its own unique challenges. If you have ever tried selling a...

Tips for Changing Schools Mid-year

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Being the new kid is always a challenge. Changing schools mid-year can present a different set of challenges altogether. Sometimes during mid-year PCS season,...

Children’s Books about Veteran’s Day + Tips Before Heading to a...

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This post is sponsored by T-Mobile Veteran's Day is Monday, November 11th, and you might be wondering what activities are a good option for your...

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...

What the Movers Will Pack that Will Have You Scratching Your...

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If you have done a permanent change of station move, chances are you've wondered what the movers will pack, or won't pack. The answer...

How to Find Your Footing During Retirement with MySTeP

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When it comes to online resources and support, today’s military spouses are fortunate to have many options. From officially-sanctioned readiness classes and webinars to...

Let’s Talk About the Military Go Bag

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You move to an OCONUS location and — yeah — you’re flipping tired and a little unsure of what day it is, you’ll admit...

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....

How One Veteran-Owned Coffee Company Creates Community

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Coffee is life. Well, maybe not life. But it certainly makes life easier. It’s something we can bond over, something warm and comforting when...

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....

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...

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,...

18 Years of War: Military Service after September 11

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If you ask anyone, they can tell you where they were and what they were doing on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. For me, it...

How Horses are Helping to Heal Veterans

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Just like emotional support animals and service dogs, horses can help veterans with healing the scars from battle, both internally and externally. In the...

My First PCS as a Military Spouse

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When I was in the military, I made two Permanent Change of Stations (PCS), but each time I moved I followed my husband –...

5 Comfort Dishes for Your Next Meal Train

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Growing up meal trains were less official than they are now, but they were just as efficient. When a neighbor had a baby, we...

4 Solutions When You Move Between Orders

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Why do simple things cause so much grief? You can handle a six-month deployment without breaking a sweat, but a temporary duty (TDY) three...

New Duty Station, New Disaster Prep

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What do you mean we’re moving to the coast? I don’t know the first thing about hurricane prep! If there are a few universal...

Let’s Talk About It: 5 Mental Health Resources on the Installation

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In February 2019, the U.S. Army released information gathered by researchers from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America citing several factors that increase...

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...

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...

Fitting In After a Move: You Don’t Always Bloom

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The life of a military spouse is not necessarily filled with glamorous duty stations and foreign escapades. Spouses are pulled out of their comfort...

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...

Why I Left the Air Force for My Kids

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Military life is unpredictable. And when both parents serve, the craziness more than doubles. Sometimes, a decision has to be made. Will both parents...

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...

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...

4 Things to Love About Military Life

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As a military spouse, discouragement comes easy. We deal with deployment extensions, constant moves, and a job pool dryer than the Sahara. It’s all...
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Settle In: Make a Quick Adjustment After PCS

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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 have to...

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.

Transitioning Your Family Back to Normal After Deployment

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Without question, returning home after deployment is a happy time for all, but challenges are certain to arise too. Not only will you be...