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...]


New Military.com Pay App Makes Life Easier

A new app focused on military pay and benefits takes the guess work -- and googling -- out of exactly what your paycheck should look like. The app, run by Military.com and available for both iPhone … [Read more...]


Vet Creates Clothing Line Just for Female Veterans

This one is for all you prior service female spouses who know the struggle is real ... the struggle to find something to wear showing you served, that is. Nadine Noky, who left the Army in 2007 … [Read more...]


SpouseBox Review: The Perfect MilSpouse Pick-Me-Up

If you haven't heard about SpouseBox, the new snail mail subscription service for military spouses, by military spouses you are missing out in a major way. UPDATE: The March SpouseBox sold out in … [Read more...]


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...]


Deployment Helped My Sons Find Their Voices

My three sons had no idea what was waiting in the package that arrived one cold and snowy day before Christmas 2012. Their dad had been away for four months of a yearlong deployment, and the holidays … [Read more...]


5 Picture Presents We’re Ordering for our Holiday Care Packages

It's that time of year again. When the rest of the world starts buying Halloween candy, and we start thinking about what on earth we can put in a Christmas or Hannukah box that might take the bite out … [Read more...]


Books Help MilKids Through Tough Feelings

My 5-year-old is a worrywart. I'm embarrassed to say that he takes after his mother -- if anything goes off plan or off schedule it's a cue to FREAK OUT. I've gotten better about it over time, but he … [Read more...]


Solution for Finding the Perfect Ball Gown?

With every fall comes a considerable amount of dread as I peer into the recesses of my closet and look, with great trepidation, for the dress that I will wear to the USMC Birthday Ball. And every … [Read more...]


What to do With Those Unwanted Presents

Ho ho ho and holy cow. You saw this and thought of me? Really? Wow. Do we even know each other at all? From the look of some of these presents, I really have to wonder. If you're like me, you spent … [Read more...]


Little Passports: Great Gift for the Traveling MilKid

Updated Nov. 16, 2013 There’s no doubt about it: military kids get around. Even my 3-year-old has lived in four states in his short life and driven through at least 22 in his travels between duty … [Read more...]


Daddy Dolls: A Huggable Photo

When my husband was away on his last deployment, our daughter slept with a photo of her daddy under her pillow for the entire 10 months he was away. By the time he returned home, the photo was … [Read more...]


Hard Rock Café offers Military Discounts Worldwide

A couple weeks ago my husband and I spent the weekend Florence, which is about three hours south of our base. And yes, my jaw is constantly left hanging wide open when I say things like “we spent … [Read more...]


Giveaway: Deal-a-Day Site Credit

As we continue to host great giveaways throughout December we’re excited to bring you one thats just for military families and veterans. Troopswap, a deal-a-day site launched earlier this year … [Read more...]


Ergo Giveaway Over – Did you Win?

We just picked at random the winner of an ErgoBABY Carrier – our latest giveaway, which ended last night. I’m excited to say that, just like last time, the winner is a Soldier – this time one … [Read more...]


Reminder: Giveaway Ends Tonight

If you haven't entered our giveaway for an ERGObaby carrier -- do it! The giveaway ends tonight. Even if you don't have a kid, you probably know someone who does or who will soon (they are expecting … [Read more...]


Giveaway: Ergo Baby Carrier

This giveaway has ended -- thanks to everyone who entered! We are excited to bring you yet another great giveaway from our military mama (and Daddy, too!) must-have list. Our last giveaway was a … [Read more...]


Giveaway Winner! Is it You?

I love picking winners for giveaways and knowing I'm going to make someone's day. Even though I use an automatic number generator at Random.org for the job, it still gives me a thrill. There were … [Read more...]