An Open Letter to Amber Roof

  Oh, Amber. It’s too soon. You know that now, right? Wayyyyyy too soon. It’s not that people aren’t a little sympathetic to you. We are. And it’s not that you don’t look … [Read more...]

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What the Gay Rights Supreme Court Decision Means for MilFams

Late last month the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that all states must recognize gay marriage. While many states already did so, 13 did not. You may be wondering why whether or not a state recognizes a … [Read more...]

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Your Lactation Consultant Probably Isn’t Covered by Tricare

Here's a short list of things that are easy for new moms: Wanting coffee. Wanting sleep. Wanting both sleep and coffee all of the time. Not on that list? Feeding your baby. Feeding babies - … [Read more...]

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Are Spouse Clubs Going Away?

Gone are the days of white gloves at spouse clubs luncheons. Maybe next on the disappearance list? The clubs themselves. The last several years has brought some major changes to the traditional … [Read more...]

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An Open Letter to Amber Roof

  Oh, Amber. It’s too soon. You know that now, right? Wayyyyyy too soon. It’s not that people aren’t a little sympathetic to you. We are. And it’s not that you don’t look … [Read more...]

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What the Gay Rights Supreme Court Decision Means for MilFams

Late last month the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that all states must recognize gay marriage. While many states already did so, 13 did not. You may be wondering why whether or not a state recognizes a … [Read more...]

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Your Lactation Consultant Probably Isn’t Covered by Tricare

Here's a short list of things that are easy for new moms: Wanting coffee. Wanting sleep. Wanting both sleep and coffee all of the time. Not on that list? Feeding your baby. Feeding babies - … [Read more...]

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Are Spouse Clubs Going Away?

Gone are the days of white gloves at spouse clubs luncheons. Maybe next on the disappearance list? The clubs themselves. The last several years has brought some major changes to the traditional … [Read more...]

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OCONUS? Here’s How We Do Independence Day Overseas

Living overseas can make celebrating Independence Day challenging, to say the least. Due to OPSEC, we’re limited in how we can celebrate and where. I cannot proudly display the red, white and blue … [Read more...]

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In Her Own Words: Military Spouse of the Year

When Army spouse Corie Weathers was named Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year last month, she became the first chaplain's spouse to hold the title. A licensed professional counselor, … [Read more...]

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7 Military Spouse Employment Transition Tips

Transitioning to the civilian workforce can be a challenge for many veterans, along with their families. I know this first hand, coming from a Air Force family, being married to an Army veteran and … [Read more...]

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The Next Best Thing to Being Issued Friends

My husband often tells me that if he were the one at home with kids, he would organize other stay-at-home dads into a club. According to his fantasy strategy, the dads would each take turns watching … [Read more...]

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To the MilSpouse Who Is Struggling

Dear Struggling Spouse -- When you wrote me to vent about your Army husband's field time absences and how lost and lonely you are, my heart broke for you. Ongoing field time and no schedule … [Read more...]

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On-Base Living Expands the Military-Civilian Divide

The availability of on-base housing and all the wonderful perks of living within the confines of the base gates is making the military-civilian divide worse. That, at least, is what a recent story … [Read more...]

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New Operation Homefront Goal: ‘Staying Relevant’

The head of the military family support non-profit Operation Homefront said his top goal for the organization is making sure it stays relevant for young, incoming military families. "We continue … [Read more...]

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New Report Confirms Things We All Already Know

A recent report from the Defense Department shows a bunch of stuff you and I already knew from experience -- but it does it with science, and it might actually be good for something. The Military … [Read more...]

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New Children’s Book Breaks Down PTSD Anger

A new children’s book by an Army veteran has gained national attention for the simple yet heartfelt way it breaks down for young listeners the anger often associated with post traumatic stress … [Read more...]

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Military Dad: A Real Life Hero

He met his daddy for this first time while snuggled inside his infant car seat. The car was parked on the side of the road, perched next to a ditch on the backside of Fort Benning, Georgia. His daddy … [Read more...]

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Egg Shortage Brings Commissary Price Hike

An avian flu fueled chicken egg shortage in the U.S. has forced commissary egg prices to climb. Between May 1 and June 9, the average price per dozen eggs at stateside commissaries almost doubled … [Read more...]

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Headstones for Spouses: The Problem You Didn’t Know About

File this one under: things you didn't know need fixing but actually do. One lawmaker has introduced a bill that would provide deceased military spouses with a headstone when they die, not many … [Read more...]

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Proposal Gives Help to Spouses of Some Convicted Troops

The spouses of retirement eligible troops who are convicted of crimes and have their pension taken away as a result could soon receive cash payouts to help them get back on their feet. The benefit … [Read more...]

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Your Tricare Free Breast Pump Questions Answered

When Tricare posted their new breast pump and lactation support policy to their website last Friday and I wrote a story about it, I was immediately flooded by hundreds of emails from readers like you … [Read more...]