About Amy Bushatz

Amy is the editor in chief of Military.com’s spouse and family blog SpouseBuzz.com. A journalist by trade, Amy also covers spouse and family news for Military.com where she is the managing editor of spouse and family content. An Army wife and mother of two, Amy has been featured as a subject matter expert on CNN.com, NPR, Fox News, NBC, CBS, ABC and BBC as well as in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. Follow her on twitter @amybushatz.

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Poll: Cover When Nursing on Base or Leave

A new policy at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho issued April 16 that was rescinded today after coming under heavy fire said that moms on base -- unless they are on duty service members or … [Read more...]

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Partnership Promotes MilKid Service, Development

A new partnership between the Military Family Advisory Network and the Congressional Award program looks to promote public service and personal development among military teens and young … [Read more...]

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Need to Know: Shipping a Car for a PCS

Are you PCSing overseas or to Alaska or Hawaii this year? Then there is a pretty good chance you are going to let the Defense Department ship one of your vehicles there for you. And why not? It’s … [Read more...]

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Why You May Have to Pay for the ER

Among the many changes proposed by the Defense Department to Tricare is making you pay to pay between $30 and $70 (depending on rank) to use the emergency room if what you're there for is ruled a … [Read more...]

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MilFams Homeschool to Flee Common Core?

Don’t you just love it when any given political camp identifies a trend in the military community and then uses it to support their own agenda? I've seen it happen with food stamp use in the … [Read more...]

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Military Kids ‘Missing’ Vaccines in Big Numbers?

Her research started out as a way to show that having a single-payer health system, like Tricare, would increase the odds of a child being completely up to date on his vaccines. Instead she found the … [Read more...]

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Pick Your Own Cuts: Housing Allowance

While many of the major benefits cuts like those that look at Tricare and the commissary are (at least for the most part) still in the debate stage, one benefit has already been somewhat downsized … [Read more...]

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Headache Incoming? PCSing This Summer

Moving industry experts say a change to how the Defense Department expects moving companies to organize their schedules around military moves could reek havoc on the upcoming peak moving … [Read more...]

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What We Did NOT Mean to Do: Start a MilKid War

We owe you an apology. We ran a post - 9 Reasons the Obama Girls are Like Military Kids - that you really took issue with. It caused a firestorm. It created an uproar. It made you feel like we broke … [Read more...]

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Pin-Ups Girls’ Sexy Vet Support: The Spouse View

Maybe it's just me, but I'm pretty sure there are better, more effective ways to support veterans than by parading yourself around in front of someone else's husband while wearing sexy retro outfits … [Read more...]

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Free Sittercity Memberships Ending

Military families will no longer be able to use the babysitter website Sittercity after the Defense Department opted to discontinue their subsidized program with that service. The DoD-funded … [Read more...]

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Military Parenting App Gives Tips, Kid Help

A new app for military parents of children under three-years-old is a quick way to access helpful tips while getting a view into what might just be going on in that baby head. The app, created by … [Read more...]

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Commissary Adding Customer Wi-Fi to Stores

Have you ever noticed that even though the commissary has those online coupons, you can't actually access them while shopping in many stores because the cell signal is so incredibly bad? Welcome to … [Read more...]

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Poll: Would a Big Commissary Price Increase Keep You Out?

A new study says the Defense Commissary Agency would likely have to increase prices 29 percent to make up for budget cuts proposed by the Defense Department. But would that keep you from shopping … [Read more...]

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Move Home for Deployment, Get Free YMCA

When military spouses ask me what I think about moving home during deployment, I tell them there are pros and cons. The support of immediate family (if you like them) can be invaluable, but then … [Read more...]

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You Could Get Paid to Drop Weight

Sound like a gimmick? It's not. Researchers in New York are looking for almost 300 military spouses to participate in a weight loss study and program starting in April. If you get chosen you could … [Read more...]

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More Commissaries Lose Bakery, Deli Sections

Commissary shoppers at 22 more stores will be without deli and bakery sections, likely until early June, according to officials with the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA). That means all gourmet … [Read more...]

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Dear Suicide: I Don’t Know How to Stop You

You are an enemy I cannot see until it is too late. And I don't know how to stop you. I'm tired of you taking my friends' spouses. I'm tired of you taking children, wives, husbands, daddies, … [Read more...]