November is Military Family Appreciation Month!

Each year the President signs a proclamation declaring November Military Family Month.¬†This annual proclamation marks the beginning of a month-long celebration of the Military Family in which the Department of Defense and the nation will honor the commitment and sacrifices made by the families of the nation’s servicemembers. Throughout the month of November, military families […]

Healthy Halloween-Themed Snacks!

Are you headed to a Halloween party, but want a healthy alternative to candy corn and caramel apples? Have your kids been a little too wired with all the candy around? Here are over 60 healthier snack alternatives to candy that are both fun to make and tasty to eat! There is no doubt that […]

Day of the Deployed

October 26th marks National Day of the Deployed- a day to honor all of the brave men and woman who have been deployed and are sacrificing, or have sacrificed, their lives to fight for our country and acknowledges their families that they are separated from. National Day of the Deployed was founded in 2006 by […]

Secrets for a Successful Military Transition

There are five steps we recommend every transitioning service member consider as they contemplate the move out of uniform: plan, adjust, search wisely, network, and manage expectations. 1. It is your transition, take it upon yourself to plan and get it done If you are used to the mission mindset of the military, make your […]

Planning for Retirement at Any Age

With the average life expectancy 30 years longer today than it was 100 years ago, saving adequate funds to live comfortably through a long retirement has become more challenging. Consider the following four snapshots of typical families in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s. Compare their stories to your own to determine whether you’re on […]

It’s Pumpkin Carving Time!

One of the most fun things for the whole family to do in October is prepare for Halloween. Picking out costumes, getting the house ready for trick-or-treaters, and making treats is always fun, but I love carving pumpkins! There is something about searching through a pumpkin patch until I find the perfect pumpkin, lugging it […]

October 13th is the Navy’s Birthday!

October 13th is the official birthday of the Navy. Established in 1775 to fight against British sea forces, the US Navy has been an integral part of 10 major wars, countless battles, humanitarian relief efforts around the world, and protecting the seas against piracy. The Navy’s goal is to bring security, democracy, peace, and prosperity […]

Charity Highlight- USO (United Service Organization)

The USO is a nonprofit, congressionally chartered, private organization. The USO relies on the generosity of individuals, organizations and corporations to support its activities. It’s not part of the U.S. government, but is recognized by the Department of Defense, Congress and President of the United States, who serves as Honorary Chairman of the USO. For […]

Fall Bucket List for the Whole Family!

Fall is a favorite time of year for many! Cooler weather, changing colors of the leaves, holidays are right around the corner, and there is so much fun to be had! Here is a Fall bucket list the whole family can do together and enjoy. Depending on where you live, maybe you can’t do all […]

Building a PCS Binder

Anytime you move, it helps to be organized. When you move once a year, it is essential. Living the Army life,¬†I knew it would come with its fair share of moving. For us, though,¬†it has meant 4 moves in under 4 years and I think by now I‚Äôve gotten pretty good at it. The most […]