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...]


Giveaway Ends Tomorrow!

Have you entered our giveaway for a Alpha Omega Elite child car seat yet? Our giveaway ends Monday night and we'll be announcing the winner on Tuesday both here on the blog and by sending them an … [Read more...]


Giveaway From the Must-Have List

Update: This giveaway ended Nov. 28 -- but we'll be running a few more before Christmas, including one starting Dec. 5, so check back! Thanks to everyone who entered! Baby gear is expensive, and … [Read more...]


The Military Mama Gift Guide

A fellow military spouse is having her first child and you want to give her something both useful and appropriate for the military lifestyle. But what? How do you tell the difference between your … [Read more...]


Review & Giveaway: Glasses Online

Edit: This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to our winner, Trisha! I have long been a fan of ordering prescription glasses online. The reasons are pretty simple: it’s cheaper than a traditional … [Read more...]


GPS Made Me Weak

My father was in the Army and back in the late 1970’s, he was posted to Germany.  I can remember our tank-like Cougar maneuvering through small Bavarian mountain villages, barreling down the … [Read more...]


Care Package ‘Copter?

My father in law likes to shop for Christmas presents for the boys in my life (husband included).  Gadgets and gizmos aplenty.  Apparently he has a small stockpile at their house that my mother in … [Read more...]


Man, Oh Man….You’ve Got a Lovely Can!

I'm not a big fan of the PCS process. Never mind all of the well-known reasons Chinese water torture may be preferable to a PCS move, I've got one more. And it's a yucky one. And it's one I'm only … [Read more...]


Hot and Heavenly: I Love This Product

Unfortunately, I didn't acquire the sewing gene. The wrap-around skirt I made in home economics many years ago was my one and only tango with a sewing machine. There have been zillions of times in … [Read more...]