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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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Open Letter: My MilKids Are NOT Like the Obama Girls

Different opinions offered on a topic can be enlightening, may cause debate and may even cause conflict. I don’t think conflict was the intention of the writer of this article -- "9 Reasons the … [Read more...]

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9 Reasons the Obama Girls Are Like Military Kids

Okay, so they probably don’t have a drawer full of chem lights in their house, a poncho liner (aka, woobie) slung across the couch, or a case of MREs in the garage (does the White House even have a … [Read more...]

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Free Sittercity Memberships Ending

Military families will no longer be able to use the babysitter website Sittercity after the Defense Department opted to discontinue their subsidized program with that service. The DoD-funded … [Read more...]

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Military Parenting App Gives Tips, Kid Help

A new app for military parents of children under three-years-old is a quick way to access helpful tips while getting a view into what might just be going on in that baby head. The app, created by … [Read more...]