The Huge List of Freebies and Discounts for Things Military Kids Will Love

Save this post for all of the free and discounted military kid-related offers #military #militaryspouse #militarykid #milkid #milspouse #milso #milsos #milspo #milspos #milfam #militaryfamily #discounts #freebies #freeoffers #militarydiscount

Military kids deserve all. the. things. All of them. They handle so much, so young. Which is why this giant list of free (yes, free!) and discounted stuff for military kids is ideal! The Huge List of Freebies and Discounts for Things Military Kids Will Love! Show your military kiddo just how much they mean […]

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

This post is sponsored by 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

These are 6 big mistakes #military families make when purchasing a #house... and how to avoid them. Saving this for our next #PCS! #ad #move #homebuying #realestate #milspouse #militaryspouse #househunter #militaryfamily #milfam #jomygosh #tips #homeowner #renting #homehelp

This post is sponsored by 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 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. […]

7 of the Best 2019 Veterans Day Discounts

It seems that every year more and more companies and organizations celebrate Veterans Day with offers for service members and veterans alike. We know some of the usual suspects–I’m looking at you, Red Robin, and your delicious, delicious burgers and unlimited fries– but I wanted to collect some of the more surprising discounts you may […]

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 […]

These Amazon Prime Day 2020 Deals Are Perfect for Military Life

Amazon Prime Day deals that make military life easier.

Y’all, Prime Day 2020  is upon us. And it’s two days long this year! Even if you don’t have an Amazon Prime account, it might be a great time to try it out for free. Amazon ships APO/FPO (just watch out– there are exceptions, depending on the products). If you’re cracking those textbooks open, remember that […]

Here’s How Military Brides Can Get Free Wedding Dresses

Wedding dresses can be expensive, and the costs of a wedding can be crushing. These organizations are helping to reduce the financial stress for military brides and military couples by offering free dresses.

I did not have a “say yes to the dress moment.” I had a lot of, “oh my gawd, no” moments, but when I put on the dress that I would eventually pick for our wedding, I didn’t cry or get choked up. I didn’t proclaim to my assembled family that this was “the one.” […]

How to Get Free Stuff for Your Next Care Package

Care packages are expensive. With a capital E-X-P-E-N-S-I-V-E. Between the contents of the package and the shipping costs, it’s easy to rack up a bill that is ridiculously huge. I mean, colossal. Especially if you might send care packages on a regular basis. Or weekly. Not that I know anyone who did that. (It’s me. […]