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Military Daddy Dolls: What They Are and How to Get One

Deployment is coming up and you’re worried that your little ones will be inconsolable without their military parent. Luckily there is a solution: daddy dolls. Military daddy dolls are used as a way to help kids feel connected to their parent during a deployment, injury or other worrisome event What Is A Military Daddy Doll? […]

77 Inspirational Quotes to Cheer You Up When You’re Feeling Down

Feeling down? Use these inspiring quotes to lift you up.

Sometimes, you need a little support – a little inspiration, if you will – to keep you motivated and balanced. But it can also be really hard to find just the right inspirational quote to cheer you up when you’re down. We’ve pulled together a master list of our favorite quotes and sayings to help […]

How to Talk to Your Kids About Military Deployments

Word just arrived and your service member is shipping off for deployment. Now what? And most importantly, how do I tell our kids? If you’ve ever struggled to find the right words to say to a child regarding a parent’s deployment, read on. 1: Be Honest And Open If your child has ever found you […]

Dating a Military Man: What You Should Know First

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When I first started dating my husband, his military affiliation was the furthest thing from my mind. Eventually, however, the reality of being intimately (ahem) connected to a military man moved into focus. I had questions: How will the military affect your love life? How much time will you be able to spend together? How […]

How to Choose Between Public, Private, and DODEA Schools for Your Child

Military families move often, which means picking new schools with each PCS. Choosing between public, private, and DODEA schools can be difficult. We take a look at the different options and factors to help you make the best decision for you. Basics: What Are Public, Private, And DODEA Schools? There are three types of schools […]

Military Wedding Traditions: What to Expect and What to Do

Whether you are the one saying “I do” or a guest, a military wedding is something incredibly special. There’s just something spectacular about the pomp, traditions and formality – not to mention the uniforms! But unless you’ve been specifically taught about the hows and whys of military wedding traditions, it can all be overwhelming. This […]

Flying on a Budget: How to Find Military Discounts on Flights

Traveling is amazing, but that price is often more like “YEESH!” Active duty military and dependents can grab cheaper flights using these tips and ideas. Learn how you can score flight discounts and lower the cost of your next vacation. Consider Non Traditional Airports Everyone knows about flying out of Reagan National in DC or […]

71 Deployment Gift Ideas: What to Give and What to Avoid

When you’re far apart from your sweetie because of deployment, a care package is a great way to ship your love overseas! We compiled a list of 12 deployment gift ideas that spouses and family members can give to their loved one stationed overseas. We also list down things you should avoid giving as deployment […]

21+ Free Programs and Tools to Strengthen Military Relationships

Military life can take a toll on relationships and not just romantic or marital! Your connections with parents, siblings, extended family, friends, neighbors and the larger community can all be impacted by military service. Good news! A number of free programs available to service members and their families strengthen relationships with family, friends and the […]

The Military Spouse’s Guide To Moving Overseas: A Step By Step Guide

Hooray! You’re headed OCONUS! But this can be a special challenge for military spouses moving overseas. Find out everything you need to know about the moving process. From shipping cars to finding schools to heading back to the military base, our guide details the steps. Tips To Keep In Mind When Moving The Family Going […]

   
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