What Every Military Mother Sees: Gold Star Moms

The Marine pilot chuckled when I showed him the picture my Army son sent me of himself with a giant weapon and a threatening expression. “I have a picture of myself at the same age exactly like … [Read more...]


Maybe the Stress Is Too Much for Our MilKids

There's no denying it: war is really, really hard. It's hard on the service members. It's hard on the spouses. And it's really hard on the kids. As much as we'd like to think that we universally arm … [Read more...]


10 Back to School Meals Every Mom Needs

It's been a couple years since we talked about how to survive feeding your brood during back-to-school time, which, like the never-ending sales season that is Christmas, slams you with all the things … [Read more...]


5 Reasons to Visit Blue Star Museums Now

Blue Star Museums is one of our favorite summer programs. It is an incredibly cost-effective idea for fun this summer -- and there's still time to visit some before school starts again. Did you … [Read more...]


The Back to School Spending Blues

Even as one of those weird people who has an emotional connection with office supplies (OMG Post-it Notes, amiright?) back-to-school shopping for my six-year-old still drives me crazy. First of all, … [Read more...]


Back-to-School Tips for Military Families

Back to school is crazy for most families.  When a military family throws in a deployment or a PCS, we face even bigger craziness. As a former teacher of military children and a parent of my own mil … [Read more...]


Binder Tool Helps MilKid School Transition

A new tool for military parents could make your child's next transition to a new school just a tiny bit easier -- especially if he or she is a unique, gifted or challenged learner. A trio of … [Read more...]


Brainwash Military Brats, Fix Recruitment Woes

A team of technology experts tasked by the Defense Department with brainstorming personnel issues has one big suggestion for fixing future military recruitment problems: just teach today's military … [Read more...]


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 Children’s Book Breaks Down PTSD Anger

A new children’s book by an Army veteran has gained national attention for the simple yet heartfelt way it breaks down for young listeners the anger often associated with post traumatic stress … [Read more...]


Your Tricare Free Breast Pump Questions Answered

When Tricare posted their new breast pump and lactation support policy to their website last Friday and I wrote a story about it, I was immediately flooded by hundreds of emails from readers like you … [Read more...]


DoD Keeps Tutor.com Freebie

A Defense Department program that gives free tutoring services to the dependents of service members will keep going until at least the end of March, 2016. The program with Tutor.com gives … [Read more...]


New Sesame Street USO Show Focus Is Transition

There are countless challenges a service member will face throughout his or her military career, whether it be dealing with deployments, returning from combat changed in some way, or receiving orders … [Read more...]


IG: Unchecked Contractors Had Army Family Private Info

A cascade of problems started by an Army decision to switch who manages their childcare subsidy program resulted in the personal information of over 9,000 Army children being available to contractors … [Read more...]


Partnership Promotes MilKid Service, Development

A new partnership between the Military Family Advisory Network and the Congressional Award program looks to promote public service and personal development among military teens and young … [Read more...]


MilFams Homeschool to Flee Common Core?

Don’t you just love it when any given political camp identifies a trend in the military community and then uses it to support their own agenda? I've seen it happen with food stamp use in the … [Read more...]


Military Kids ‘Missing’ Vaccines in Big Numbers?

Her research started out as a way to show that having a single-payer health system, like Tricare, would increase the odds of a child being completely up to date on his vaccines. Instead she found the … [Read more...]


What We Did NOT Mean to Do: Start a MilKid War

We owe you an apology. We ran a post - 9 Reasons the Obama Girls are Like Military Kids - that you really took issue with. It caused a firestorm. It created an uproar. It made you feel like we broke … [Read more...]