Deployment Helped My Sons Find Their Voices

My three sons had no idea what was waiting in the package that arrived one cold and snowy day before Christmas 2012. Their dad had been away for four months of a yearlong deployment, and the holidays … [Read more...]

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How Do You Make Money From Blogging?

How DO you make money from blogging, Military Spouse? How do you make coin when you are moving all the time? How do you know whether your good idea is a business… or just a really nice … [Read more...]

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The Troops and Ebola Stories You’ve Seen are Wrong

You've seen the headlines and felt the panic. "US troops deployed to battle Ebola in West Africa WON'T be equipped with Hazmat suits"  "US Soldiers Get Just Four Hours of Ebola Training" We … [Read more...]

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MilFam Appreciation: ‘How Lucky I Am’

They say that military families are the backbone of their service members. We are there to support, encourage and love. We are a reason to keep pushing toward redeployment. We are the reason for a … [Read more...]

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Deployment Helped My Sons Find Their Voices

My three sons had no idea what was waiting in the package that arrived one cold and snowy day before Christmas 2012. Their dad had been away for four months of a yearlong deployment, and the holidays … [Read more...]

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How Do You Make Money From Blogging?

How DO you make money from blogging, Military Spouse? How do you make coin when you are moving all the time? How do you know whether your good idea is a business… or just a really nice … [Read more...]

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The Troops and Ebola Stories You’ve Seen are Wrong

You've seen the headlines and felt the panic. "US troops deployed to battle Ebola in West Africa WON'T be equipped with Hazmat suits"  "US Soldiers Get Just Four Hours of Ebola Training" We … [Read more...]

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MilFam Appreciation: ‘How Lucky I Am’

They say that military families are the backbone of their service members. We are there to support, encourage and love. We are a reason to keep pushing toward redeployment. We are the reason for a … [Read more...]

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Poll: Spouses Don’t Use Programs?

I am always amazed at the number providers of military family programs featured in the Family Forums at the annual convention of the Association of the United States Army  (AUSA) in Washington, … [Read more...]

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9 Ways to Get Hired Now, Military Spouse

After five rounds of interviews and a test that I passed with flying colors, I was rejected from my dream job at a public relations firm in Washington, D.C. I was told it was because there wasn’t … [Read more...]

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Should Rank Keep Your Military Teen From Babysitting?

Babysitters. I don’t know about you, but when I had small children, reliable and available babysitters were one of the most important things in my life. I just knew that I would pay-it-backward by … [Read more...]

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What You Wish You Knew BEFORE Starting a Business

I don’t regret starting my business Powerhouse Planning at all, but Lord knows I wish I’d had an article like this two years ago helping me make wise decisions. That said…I’m sucking up my … [Read more...]

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Get Happy Guide For Military Brides and Grooms

I have my own wishes for military brides. I want the sun to shine generously upon them. I want grooms to laugh out loud like this is the happiest day of their lives. I want every single member of the … [Read more...]

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6 Easy PCS Savings Tips

“How am I going to get through this?" is the question that pops up when you get new PCS orders. The details and to do list can be overwhelming. Along with the mental preparation needed to get … [Read more...]

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Everything You Wish You Knew Before Your First Ball

Ever been that girlfriend nervously googling "what to wear to a military ball?" Because I have. Guilty as charged. But that was several years ago, and honestly, the internet pretty much failed me. I … [Read more...]

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New Military Spouses Need Seat Around The Table

What’s the first thing you do when you meet a brand new military spouse -- young and in love? Struggling to make ends meet? Brave in that way only the young are truly brave? If you are like … [Read more...]

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Dual Military Marriage: 5 Factors That Will Trigger ‘The Talk’

Did you and your partner ever have ‘The Talk?’ Every couple does. At some point after you start dating, the two of you have to define the relationship: Are we exclusive? Where is this relationship … [Read more...]

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5 Picture Presents We’re Ordering for our Holiday Care Packages

It's that time of year again. When the rest of the world starts buying Halloween candy, and we start thinking about what on earth we can put in a Christmas or Hannukah box that might take the bite out … [Read more...]

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Should A Pregnant Cinderella Go to the Ball?

Cinderella has always welcomed the opportunity to strut her stuff at the ball. Maybe she leaves the pumpkin chariot at home, but hey, she shows up, looking awesome, sparkly shoes and all. Until... she … [Read more...]

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Tricare Cuts to ABA Could Diminish Services for Autistic Kids

Services for autistic military children are on the chopping block again. Tricare proposed making cuts that could potentially affect thousands of special needs children. The new Tricare Autism … [Read more...]

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Commissary and Plastic: No Ban on the Horizon

As more and more grocery stores and municipalities ban plastic bags or, in some places like Washington, D.C., tax their use, the commissary still offers them. But after one website questioned … [Read more...]

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Thanks to the L’il Helper at Home!

I’m always a little uncomfortable when some general or admiral or elected official decides to thank a crowd of military spouses for all we do. It isn’t that we don’t deserve thanks. We do. … [Read more...]