5 Ways Anyone Can Celebrate Military Appreciation Month

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Navy Federal Credit Union. All opinions are 100% mine. I’ll be honest: before I married into the military, I had no idea what Military Appreciation Month was. I didn’t even know there was a Military Appreciation Month. I’d never heard of Military Spouse Appreciation […]

6 On-Point Gifts for Military Spouses

This post is sponsored by Nakturnal. All opinions and work are my own. There’s something wonderful about surprising a friend with a gift. Whether it’s for Military Spouse Appreciation Day, Mother’s Day, or “just because,” a little happy mail lets someone know you’re thinking of them and brightens their day. (And you all know how […]

Here’s How to Snag $650 in Goodies for Your Military Child

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This post is sponsored by Blue Star Families. All opinions and work are my own. Deployment wrecks sleep habits. For anyone who has experienced the deployment of a loved one, you know this is true. Maybe you miss sleeping alongside your person. Maybe you’re up all night with worries and a racing mind. Maybe it’s […]

9 Reasons Military Families Need a Buyer’s Agent During a PCS

This post is sponsored by PCSCashback.com. All opinions and work are my own. It’s hard to believe that John and I have been homeowners for nearly three years. Those three years have given us insight and perspective. How should we have done this? Or that? What seemed like a good idea then wasn’t the best […]

6 Mistakes Military Families Make When Buying a Home

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This post is sponsored by PCSCashback.com. All opinions and work are mine.  I’m not proud of it. When John and I went to close on our home– our very first home purchase, ever!– I almost passed out as the real estate agent slid the contract across the very large, very wide table. Little black spots […]

Here’s How to Access No-Cost Incontinence Products for Your Child

This post is sponsored by Aerorflow. All opinions and work are my own.  For families of children with special needs, time is always stretched. There are doctor’s appointments to get to, therapists to see, special foods to buy and make, extra time for routines. There are meetings upon meetings upon meetings. There’s the transportation to […]

5 Products That Will Make Your Entrepreneur Life Better

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com.  About that entrepreneur life? For many military spouses, it’s not just a passion, it’s a necessity. Self-employment helps to smooth over the frustrations of job-searching every two-to-four years with each new PCS. It provides more financial stability, too, in a world where a two-income family is needed, rather than wanted. […]

Here’s One Way to Thank Military Folks This Fall

This blog post is sponsored by Verizon. All work and opinions are my own. Military life can be hard. I don’t think that’s a surprise to anyone… even if you’ve never experienced military life. There’s the moving every two-to-four years. The deployments. The separations. And there’s a lot that is wonderful, too. But because the […]

Here’s How Applebee’s Is Honoring Veterans

This post is sponsored by Applebee’s. All work and opinions are my own. 2008. I was graduating from college and starting my first job. John and I were still three years from going on our second first date. Heath Ledger– my biggest teenage crush– passed away. It was the start of the Great Recession, too. […]

4 Ways Military Families Can Save While Shopping

This post is sponsored by Unilever’s Operation In Touch. All opinions and work are my own. I stared at our bank account. The number was perilously low. The fall of 2013 was the hardest, financially for us. We were a newly married couple and, like many newly married military couples, I had left my professional […]