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 […]

Pros and Cons to Homeschooling as a Military Family

If you are considering homeschooling your military child, you‚Äôre in good company. Today, there are approximately 1.5 million children in the United States who are taught by their parents and that number is steadily climbing. While families have many good reasons for opting out of conventional education, homeschooling is especially appealing for military families. Pros […]

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 Highlight: Blue Star Families

This month‚Äôs charity feature highlights Blue Star Families. ¬†Blue Star Families seeks to support our military families and service members. ¬†Despite having only been founded in 2009, there is great momentum and rapid expansion of this organization. ¬†Organized by local chapters, the group heads up many programs to connect families and empower its members. Blue […]

Surviving Summer Deployments

Ok, so the kids are out for the summer, you are ready to enjoy some beach time and then have to manage it on your own as your spouse is deployed.¬† Deployments are stressful, regardless of the season.¬† Summer can be especially hard as alternate arrangements need to be made for child care in some […]

Spring on Upcoming Holidays!

Spring is in the air and Easter and Passover are approaching quickly! This year Easter falls on Sunday, April 20th ¬†and Passover begins on Monday, April 14th and ends on Tuesday, April 22nd. For military families, holidays can sometimes be challenging. Some of us are far away from our extended families and some have loved […]

Navigating the Sitter

Our good friends at Sittercity realize that navigating the sitter/parent relationship can be tricky for both sides.¬† Below are a few common topics and what you can do to smooth things over. 1. Please come home (and leave) on time If you tell your sitter you‚Äôll be home around 10, do your best to be […]

The Birth of Daddy’s Deployed!

By: Bridget Platt I read somewhere that most people have their ‚Äúbig‚Äù ideas while they‚Äôre doing something else: working, washing dishes, etc. Mine came to me while I was driving. But let‚Äôs start at the beginning. ¬†We live 17 hours away from our families and the birth of my daughter was the first grandchild on […]

PCSing With Children

This article was contributed by guest poster Rebecca Hustad, licensed mental health professional. Read more about her at the end of this post. Change can be difficult for most people, we don‚Äôt like to get into the shower and we do not like getting out. Moving is a time of many change and often is¬† […]