5 Things the Navy Taught Me About Being a MilSpouse

Happy Birthday, Navy. I fondly remember the first time you and I were formally introduced. I was in a bar, in Tallahassee, Florida where I ran into a high school classmate of mine from Denver, who had … [Read more...]


The 5 Stages of Commissary Shopping on Payday

Oh, the commissary. We love you. We hate you. And mostly we're just afraid of you on or around the 1st and 15th of the month. Accidentally find yourself at the commissary on payday or, perhaps … [Read more...]


Worried He’s an Alcoholic? Use These Tools

Telling anyone you’re concerned about their drinking would be difficult – but telling a military spouse about your concerns seems especially daunting – it’s like telling your favorite … [Read more...]


Head Towards Wellness — Here’s a First Step

You’ve envisioned the healthiest version of yourself and you know the results you’d LOVE. But life keeps getting in the way. As you try to juggle reoccurring family relocations and frequent spouse … [Read more...]


How the New 2016 Defense Bill Impacts Families

We've been telling you since early this year about proposed changes to the Defense Department. For all those months the changes have been making their way through Congress where lawmakers squabbled … [Read more...]


If You Could Ask Two Top Spouses Anything …

If you could ask two of the military's most senior spouses anything, what would it be? So much of military life is about building on the advice of those who have been there and done that. Sure, … [Read more...]


This is Why Commissary Shelves Are Often Empty

Ever notice that commissary shelves are often mysteriously empty? It's one of the top complaints I've read from commissary shoppers. Items - regardless of whether they carry a special price that day … [Read more...]


What 3 Retirees Want You to Know About Money

Believe me, none of us are financial planners, nor are we independently wealthy. But as we thought about future retirees' worries over money, we knew we had something to share from the other side. … [Read more...]


7 Things You Think During Military Transition

Getting out of the military brings a lot of crazy emotions. On the one hand -- YAY. On the other hand -- OMG. That's because we all know that while we sometimes love to hate the military, we also love … [Read more...]


Poll: Would You Choose the Military Again?

Military recruiters are having a hard time meeting their goals. And they are blaming all the bad PR caused by the loads of challenges faced by the current force -- things like PTSD and the VA backlog … [Read more...]