About Jacey Eckhart

Jacey Eckhart is the Director of Spouse and Family Programs for Military.com. Since 1996, Eckhart’s take on military families has been featured in her syndicated column, her book The Homefront Club, and her award winning CDs These Boots and I Married a Spartan?? Most recently she has been featured as a military family subject matter expert on NBC Dateline, CBS morning news, CNN, NPR and the New York Times. Eckhart is an Air Force brat, a Navy wife and an Army mom.

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Phone Sex: Conduct Unbecoming a Military Spouse?

It takes two to have phone sex. So why is does all the blame fall on the military officer and not the civilian partner? We got a letter this week from a military spouse asking if we knew of any … [Read more...]

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Undeniable Truths About Raising a Military Child

I brought my baby home from the hospital in a blue stocking cap that read N-A-V-Y. It was my little sign to the world that I was raising a military child and I knew it. Bring on the criticism. I … [Read more...]

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Surprising Things Military Folks Learn in Louisiana

Where would you most like to be stationed? When we asked our audience at Military.com’s the Spouse Experience in New Orleans to tell us about the best duty station ever, most of them picked … [Read more...]

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Mailbag: How Can I Support My Husband?

When your service member complains that you do not “support” him or her, what exactly do they want? Money? Words of good cheer? Attendance at events? Boots with better insoles? We want to … [Read more...]

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Too Judgey Against Geographic Bachelors?

I gotta admit, I am judgey about geographic bachelors. Where I really don’t care if you breastfeed your baby and I don’t even notice what kind of car you drive,  I’m pretty much against … [Read more...]

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Prince Harry: Looking For An Army Wife

If you haven’t found a service member of your own, Prince Harry says he is looking for a good Army wife. According to this story in the Mirror, Prince Harry, 30, is worried that he might get … [Read more...]

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Veterans, We Are Your Biggest Fans!

The rest of the country may set aside November 11 as the one day a year to thank our Veterans.  But we military families feel thankful for all those who served every day of the year. For we are … [Read more...]

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Is Unhappiness Causing Your Debt?

I’m never surprised when military folks struggle with money. For one, the steady paycheck is nice, but the majority of us don’t make that much. Look it up. For two, we live in a two-income … [Read more...]

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Chocolate Gravy: Comfort Food at Fisher House

Your mother would forbid chocolate gravy at breakfast. But when you are a guest of Fisher House—those lovely folks who provide free or low cost housing for wounded, ill or injured service members … [Read more...]

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Dear School Principal: Why Are You Against Veterans Day?

Why would school principals object to asking students to mark Veterans Day? After all, it is an official United States holiday and a federal holiday created to honor the military veterans who have … [Read more...]

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7 Things Every American Should Know About Military Families

Hello, America. It means a lot to military families to have the entire month of November set aside for National Military Family Appreciation Month. Over the last 13 years, you have seen military … [Read more...]

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Too Young to Marry, Too Young to Die

In her high school cheerleader photo, Danielle Nemetz, is surrounded by red pompoms. Her bare feet are propped up behind her in the green grass, emblazoned with the year of her graduation … [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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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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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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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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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...]