Pregnant At Christmas: What To Expect

I think there is something special about being ‘with child’ during the holiday season. You aren’t just pregnant. You aren’t just having a baby. This is the time of year you can stand … [Read more...]

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More Countries Added to Same-Sex PCS List

If you're a same-sex military spouse life has gotten a lot easier for you in the last few years. Not only was the policy Don't Ask, Don't Tell repealed, allowing for gay military members and their … [Read more...]

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The BRAT Perspective: ‘We Are not Spoiled Brats’

In recent weeks, there has been a war of two cultures across social media. There is a group, a non-profit, called Operation C.H.A.M.P.S (Child Heroes Attached to Military Personnel) that is run by … [Read more...]

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Food Stamps Down at Many Commissaries, Here’s What to Do

A nationwide problem at some civilian stores and commissaries alike means food stamp and WIC users may not be able to use their benefits and debit card users won't be able to get cash back. Here's … [Read more...]

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Pregnant At Christmas: What To Expect

I think there is something special about being ‘with child’ during the holiday season. You aren’t just pregnant. You aren’t just having a baby. This is the time of year you can stand … [Read more...]

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More Countries Added to Same-Sex PCS List

If you're a same-sex military spouse life has gotten a lot easier for you in the last few years. Not only was the policy Don't Ask, Don't Tell repealed, allowing for gay military members and their … [Read more...]

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The BRAT Perspective: ‘We Are not Spoiled Brats’

In recent weeks, there has been a war of two cultures across social media. There is a group, a non-profit, called Operation C.H.A.M.P.S (Child Heroes Attached to Military Personnel) that is run by … [Read more...]

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Food Stamps Down at Many Commissaries, Here’s What to Do

A nationwide problem at some civilian stores and commissaries alike means food stamp and WIC users may not be able to use their benefits and debit card users won't be able to get cash back. Here's … [Read more...]

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How Do You Get YOUR Message to the Military Community?

Do you ever wonder how some people get their message about military families out to the world and some don't? I have been writing about military families since 1996 and this has always been a puzzle … [Read more...]

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Why Didn’t You Tell Me Military Retirement Was Like This?

It’s been a year since my husband retired from the Army. It has been a year of huge change, so why don’t I look forward and leave the former life behind? The ceremony was a turning point, but I … [Read more...]

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Landlord: Soldier on Leave Can’t Stay in Wife’s Apartment

A soldier, presumably on paternity leave for a visit to his geobachelor wife and two-week-old newborn daughter, was told by her South Carolina landlord that he couldn't stay in the apartment past the … [Read more...]

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How To Find Work From Home

You know those ‘work from home’ jobs must be out there. Other military spouses have them. They have clients and they have deadlines and they have paychecks. How can you, too, be one of those lucky … [Read more...]

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What Gift Won’t Fit In a Box?

I’m at that age where the gift I want most for Christmas doesn't fit in a box. This drives my niece, Maddie, absolutely crazy. I think it makes perfect sense. I think you ought to be able to wrap … [Read more...]

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Top 10 Tips for Starting a Family Readiness Group

The FRG. The Family Readiness Group.  These three words can conjure up so many images. Some are good, some not so much. So you can imagine the feelings that came up for me when I was asked to lead my … [Read more...]

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Officials: TransCom Can Help With Car Reimbursements

Officials are warning the company in charge of shipping service member's cars to and from overseas duty stations that they need to have a viable plan for keeping things moving during the next peak … [Read more...]

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Military Benefits Panel Still Accepting Comment

The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission (MCRMC), will be presenting their findings to Congress in February -- but for now they are still open to your comments. The … [Read more...]

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Military Nonprofit ‘Destroyed’ by Military BRATs

This is why we can’t have nice things, people. On Tuesday, Operation CHAMPS, a nonprofit dedicated to military kids closed down due to a crippling internet controversy. Read about it over on … [Read more...]

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Tricare to Cover Breastfeeding Supplies

Thanks to a measure in the new 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), expected to become law before Christmas, Tricare will soon be required to provide breastfeeding supplies and support to … [Read more...]

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Is the Military Served by Pity Profiling?

“Most of our clients are veterans coming home from war who can’t find work,” said the nice lady from Catholic Charities at our church this Sunday. “They are on the edge of … [Read more...]

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Study: Young Military Marriage About More Than Money

A new study out of the University of Massachusetts Amherst takes a look at some of the reasons military members typically marry so young. Stereotypes say that young military marriage is just for … [Read more...]

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Cat Survives Month in a Box – What to Do if It Happens to You

A cat owned by a former Navy family who moved from Virginia to Hawaii survived a month in a moving box during transit. Yes, a month. In a box. Without food and water. And she lived. Mee Moowe … [Read more...]

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Couples Needed for PTSD Study

“He doesn’t respond to my text messages during the day, and then all of a sudden he writes to tell me he’s not coming to the movie because he doesn’t want to leave the house today,” said the … [Read more...]