How Do You Explain Your Hometown?

“Where are you from?”  “Um [slight pause]…well my husband and I are originally from Indiana, but we lived in Tennessee until just recently. Now we live in Georgia.” Does this sound … [Read more...]


5 Ways to Tell You Have a MilSpouse Friend for Life

It doesn't really matter where you met her. Maybe it was online, or maybe it was in passing at a unit meeting, at your church or through a mutual friend. However it happened, you just knew that this … [Read more...]


4 Important Things About AshleyMadison and MilSpouses

On August 18 hackers made good on a July threat to publish the personal information of over 37 million users of an adultery hook-up website. Among those 37 million email addresses used to register … [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...]


Retiring Army Chief’s Spouse Remarks Go Viral

It wasn't controversy that broke the internet over former Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno's remarks at his retirement ceremony August 14. It was what he said about Army spouses. When the Army … [Read more...]


Military OneSource Rolls Out Site Redesign

Military OneSource rolled out a fresh new look August 1 in an effort to clean up what the site offers and make it all a little bit easier for users to find. And they succeeded. The redesign was … [Read more...]


Do Troops Really Need Financial Literacy Classes?

Let's make one thing clear -- the question here isn't whether or not troops need financial literacy. I think we can all agree that everyone and their mom could use additional money savvy, and that … [Read more...]


POW/MIA Flag Is for Us, Not ‘Racist Hate’

Dear Rick Perlstein -- That POW/MIA flag you want to take down? That one you say symbolizes "racist hate"? That flag is for us. And by "us," I mean you too. I'm telling you this because … [Read more...]


Poll: Ditch the Commissary Surcharge, Raise Prices?

It's been awhile since we got to tell you about a new save-the-commissary scheme. But don't you worry -- we've got something new. Defense officials are getting ready to ask lawmakers to eliminate … [Read more...]


Don’t Let Labels Define You, Smash Them Instead

Maybe it's because we are so often forced to make new sets of in-person friends thanks to frequent moves. Or maybe it's because we are so used to holding down the home front during very stressful … [Read more...]


Commissary Food Bank Donations Reach 4 Million Pounds

Good news: a lot of unsold commissary food is feeding the hungry at food banks around the country. Remember that time in 2013 that the government shut down and most commissaries were completely … [Read more...]


Want That Personal Touch? Check Out This Job Board

There are a lot of job boards out there for military spouses, including one run by the Department of Defense with major, nationwide employers committed to (or claiming to be committed to) hiring … [Read more...]


How I Bloom Where I Am Planted

I just moved back to the states. My family had the (wonderful, amazing, life changing) opportunity to live in Germany for three blissful years. I was able to ride a cog train up a mountain in the … [Read more...]


10 Things Every MilSpouse Crafter Thinks

Are you a crafty and DIY kind of spouse living in military housing or a rental? Then you’ll probably recognize yourself in this list. 10 Things Every MilSpouse Crafter Thinks   1. I sure … [Read more...]


A Letter to Uncle Sam From the Hurting

Dear Uncle Sam, Do you see me? I am the granddaughter of immigrants and the great-granddaughter of immigrants who came to this country for freedom to live the American Dream.  I am the daughter of … [Read more...]


MilFam Returns Stateside to Huge (Bad) Surprises

A military family with a home in Tampa, Florida returned from an overseas PCS to two big surprises. Not only were people living in their home without their permission or knowledge, but a management … [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...]