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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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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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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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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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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The Fort Bragg Rule For Military Parenting

When you are the Must Have Parent raising your military kids solo while your Must Do partner is away on the job, you get a lot of parenting advice like: You must breastfeed. You must involve … [Read more...]

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A Military Wife Retirement Poem

How do you honor a spouse at a military retirement? We often get requests for a military wife retirement poem or essay that could be read to honor a spouse who has stood by their service member … [Read more...]

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#GivingTuesday: Will You Support Military Charities, Too?

Has the concept of #GivingTuesday brought out your Spirit of Christmas Present or your miserly ol’ Scrooge? Even when it comes to military charities and nonprofits? I don’t know about you, but … [Read more...]

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Poll: Would You Support a Longer Military Career?

Do you ever get the feeling that your Coastie, Marine, sailor, soldier or airman might never leave the military? They may have promised you that they will be ready to get out after the next tour. … [Read more...]

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How Do You Stay Calm in a Crisis?

Calm in a crisis does not come easily to me. Anxiety comes easily to me. If there is nothing actually wrong, gimme a second and I can point out 20 impending signs of doom. It’s a little gift. So … [Read more...]

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How Do Military Wives Make Friends (Without Kids!)?

Wanna add nine new friends to your social life? Have a baby. According to a survey by Nature’s Purest last year, having a baby increased the number of friends the women surveyed had added to their … [Read more...]

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May the Military Make You Truly Thankful

The military offers spouses plenty of chances to be profoundly grateful. I don’t just mean being grateful for the direct deposit that shows up in your account on the first and the fifteenth. I … [Read more...]

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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...]