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...]


Pick Your Own Cuts: Housing Allowance

While many of the major benefits cuts like those that look at Tricare and the commissary are (at least for the most part) still in the debate stage, one benefit has already been somewhat downsized … [Read more...]


I Couldn’t PCS Without My Entourage

I've always wanted an entourage. The thought of carrying around a Chihuahua in my tote and having a person style my hair while I’m holding my cell phone seems rather appealing. I’m kidding, of … [Read more...]


Headache Incoming? PCSing This Summer

Moving industry experts say a change to how the Defense Department expects moving companies to organize their schedules around military moves could reek havoc on the upcoming peak moving … [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...]


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...]


Pin-Ups Girls’ Sexy Vet Support: The Spouse View

Maybe it's just me, but I'm pretty sure there are better, more effective ways to support veterans than by parading yourself around in front of someone else's husband while wearing sexy retro outfits … [Read more...]


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...]


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...]


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...]


Commissary Adding Customer Wi-Fi to Stores

Have you ever noticed that even though the commissary has those online coupons, you can't actually access them while shopping in many stores because the cell signal is so incredibly bad? Welcome to … [Read more...]


Kids in Military Gear: Cute or Insulting?

Do you put your milkid in pint-sized military gear? Super cute or not so much? I admit: I never thought about it until I started having kids of my own. And really, I didn't even think about it then … [Read more...]


10 Things Military Kids Can Teach Civilians

I grew up as a civilian, and man, I had it hard. I had to live in the same (rather perfect) house my whole young life. I had to go to school at the same school several years in a row. When I graduated … [Read more...]


Poll: Would a Big Commissary Price Increase Keep You Out?

A new study says the Defense Commissary Agency would likely have to increase prices 29 percent to make up for budget cuts proposed by the Defense Department. But would that keep you from shopping … [Read more...]


Move Home for Deployment, Get Free YMCA

When military spouses ask me what I think about moving home during deployment, I tell them there are pros and cons. The support of immediate family (if you like them) can be invaluable, but then … [Read more...]


Make Milspouse Emergency a 10 Minute Crisis

Two nights ago I rushed my son to the ER for stiches. It took all my might not to laugh the entire way there. He never heard me laugh. I was sure to show him all the love and compassion a scared … [Read more...]


You Could Get Paid to Drop Weight

Sound like a gimmick? It's not. Researchers in New York are looking for almost 300 military spouses to participate in a weight loss study and program starting in April. If you get chosen you could … [Read more...]


More Commissaries Lose Bakery, Deli Sections

Commissary shoppers at 22 more stores will be without deli and bakery sections, likely until early June, according to officials with the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA). That means all gourmet … [Read more...]