FOMO: Looking Back At What You’ve Left

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

“Overseas Troop Movement Freeze Due to COVID-19 for 60 Days” Says...

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In a concerted effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, the military has made an unprecedented decision to stop the movement of troops for...

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...

ICE Them. Do My ICE Comments Make a Difference?

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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,...

5 Tips for Finding a Home at Your New Duty Station

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This is a guest post from MilitarybyOwner Any fan of HGTV or other home shopping shows will tell you that finding a new home is...

5 Ways to Cope When Orders Change

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This is one of those things that doesn’t seem like a big deal. Oh, you were supposed to move to California, and now you’re...

All of Your VA Home Loan Questions Answered

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PCSing stands for Permanent Chaos & Stress, right? One area that adds a cloud of anxiety the buying and selling a home is financing....

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...

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...

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...

What We Really Need to Consider with Some MTF’s Closing

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A memo from the Department of Defense was released earlier this month outlining 38 different Military Treatment Facilities, or MTF's, that they are suggesting...

Building Your Tribe When you’re Not a “Traditional” Milspouse

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Since the birth of our first child, I have been categorized and labeled as a "hippy, crunchy, granola, alternative, free range, attachment" mama. I...

PCS Horror Stories

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The summer season is typically known as a time of vacation and fun, but for many military families, it is the time known as...

Do We Need a Property Management Company When We PCS?

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As military families, we always are thinking ahead a few years and if you are a homeowner there is no doubt you have considered...

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,...

21 Things We’ll (Kinda) Miss When Leaving the Military

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As a new military spouse, all of the things my husband did were exciting. From the alarm clock blaring at 4:30 am to the...

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...

The United States Space Force: A Real Deal?

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Remember all those memes not so long ago about a new branch of the armed forces that was to be called Space Balls —er — The United...

Rewearing a Ball Gown — Yay or Nay?

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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...

Booze Allowed in Boxes for Marine Corps Families

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Maradmin 289/19 was released on May 16th, announcing changes to what can be officially packed for Marine Corps families! What, pray tell, is the...

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...

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...

5 Things to Help Children Through a PCS Transition

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Board results are out and orders are coming in. 'Tis the season to prepare for a PCS. Military children deal with a lot of...

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...

How To Move Your Business When You PCS

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As a military spouse, traditional employment is something that is not guaranteed. Most of us have left the stability of a typical 9-5 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.

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...

New York Says No Free Tuition to Gold Star Families

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Today in New York, lawmakers passed a bill that denies Gold Star family members from receiving free tuition to their City University of New...

How to Not Hate Military Life

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

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...

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...

House Camping Recipes to Feed Your Family When the Moving Truck...

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Nutritious meals during a PCS? Eating in transit usually means all the restaurant food, but it is possible to feed your family well. We...

Aeroflow Breastpumps Makes Over Joint Base Charleston’s Lactation Room

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If you’re a military mama nursing your babe, odds are you’ve wondered how you’ll navigate feeding your little one in uniform. Thanks to 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...

Indivisible — A Military Marriage Built on Faith

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Remember back to the first military movie you watched. Maybe it was as a new military spouse; perhaps it was as a kid. Either...

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....