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 […]

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 […]

Ten Back-to-School Deals for Military Families

Summer is winding down and school is right around the corner which means so is back-to-school shopping! It’s fun for children because they get new school supplies, outfits, and to see all their friends again. For parents on the other hand, it can get expensive quickly! Maybe you have more than one child that is […]

Create the Ultimate Care Package!

Everyone appreciates knowing they are loved and there are so many ways to create a great care package for your deployed loved one, but here are A LOT of ideas to help you get started! After including things from this list, lift their spirits more by customizing it to your military service member. Also, be […]

Moving Tips For Military Families (by Jennifer Riner of Zillow)

Moving Tips for Military Families By Jennifer Riner of Zillow As most enlisted soldiers have come to know, homes near military bases are notoriously expensive. Whether renting or owning, you‚Äôre likely to pay top dollar for a place near a military base. In fact, military base homes are 34.8 percent more expensive than the median […]

Summer Fun on a Budget

Summer is here for kids all over the country. Cue the pool time, water guns, summer camps, and warmer-weather fun! Of course, many military families still have to adhere to a strict budget, meaning lessons, camps and other kid favorites may be out of the question. The good news: An enjoyable summer doesn‚Äôt have to […]

School’s Out! Five Fun Ways to Spend a Day This Summer

School‚Äôs out for the summer all over the country. As some parents in military families are gearing up for a PCS, others are facing the yearly panic that accompanies an empty calendar and bored children. If you aren‚Äôt facing a big move, do the rest of us a favor and take a few minutes to […]

Charity of the Month: Children of Fallen Soldiers

We‚Äôve all seen the heart wrenching photo of a Marine handing a delicately folded flag to a young boy at his father‚Äôs funeral.¬† Just what does happen after the funeral is over, the friends and families have gone back to their daily lives and the child is left with only memories of his hero?¬† Children […]

PCS Tax Deductibles

Tax season is upon us and while it often leads to cringing at the thought we‚Äôve pulled together information for you on deductibles that you should be mindful of following a PCS move. ¬†¬†First and foremost, save all moving expense receipts.¬† While these may not be required at the time of filing your taxes, you […]

Charity of the Month: Fisher House Foundation

How often do we hear about events and activities put on by an organization but don‚Äôt really know much more about them and how they contribute to our military family?¬† This month, we are highlighting the Fisher House Foundation.¬† Fisher House is known for helping military families through various avenues such as Hero Miles, Hotels […]