50+ Amazing Things Military Spouses Can Do During Deployment
Deployment

50+ Amazing Things Military Spouses Can Do During Deployment

If you talk to enough military spouses in the middle of a deployment, you’ll discover a common theme: everything that can go wrong, will go wrong. It’s as if kids wait to get sick, washing machines wait to break down, and all minor emergencies are reserved for the days, weeks and months your service member…

OPSEC and PERSEC for Military Spouses: 6 Ways Your Family’s at Risk
Deployment

OPSEC and PERSEC for Military Spouses: 6 Ways Your Family’s at Risk

It just slipped out, “My husband is deployed.” At the bank, at the commissary and at the hair dresser. Even at museums, especially those that offered military discounts. Everyone seemed so kind and considerate. I, lonely military spouse, desperately wanted someone to commiserate with me. What I never thought that I could be violating OPSEC and PERSEC as a…

7 Survival Tips to Help Your Military Child Adjust to a New School
Military Kids

7 Survival Tips to Help Your Military Child Adjust to a New School

We moved from Oklahoma to Texas because my husband was selected to be a MTI. As a military family, we were ready to move: we had been at Tinker AFB in Oklahoma for 5 years. But I worried about my daughter–a military child. She had gone to school in Oklahoma from Kindergarten to Third Grade….

How to Find Stunning Military Ball Dresses Under $100
Military Balls

How to Find Stunning Military Ball Dresses Under $100

This is embarrassing, but I am going to tell you anyway. Because you can do military ball dresses under 100 dollars the right way or you can do it the wrong way. Last Spring–and a several times before it–I absolutely did military ball dresses the wrong way. My husband called me from work and announced that…

7 Surprisingly Simple PCS Tips That Will Decrease Your Stress
PCS Moves

7 Surprisingly Simple PCS Tips That Will Decrease Your Stress

My bag bulged with ALL of the things: iPad, iPhone, child headphones, over a dozen small wrapped toddler toys, and just a few snacks. “Where is your passport?” asked the nice man behind the counter. Oh, just with my husband that took the toddler to the bathroom fifteen minutes ago, while I waited in this…