Members of any military family know that moving every few years is just part of the job description. Though relocating to different duty stations ha..
Last spring, after finding out about our upcoming summer PCS, I began what has become an all-to0-familiar routine: jumping on the computer to resear..
During my husband’s second deployment, I spent my first major holiday — Thanksgiving — alone. I had an aunt and uncle that lived an hour away from w..
It started with great news: our 8-year-old drama queen was awarded a significant speaking part in the school’s holiday play–her first foray into ac..
There are some unique features of military life, usually touted as perks, that even those who are a part of the life aren’t fans of. We likely all k..
One of the reasons why military life can be so incredibly difficult is that we know what family life is supposed to look like. We know that the move..
If your family is having trouble financially while your spouse is deployed, it’s important to know that you’re not alone. Almost a quarter of all mi..
When I saw the announcement on the NMFA website asking for volunteers to wash the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall on August 12, 2017, it brought back..
My experience getting a college degree is the exact kind of experience that makes military spouses hesitant to get degrees. I went to three differen..
“Mom, I want to join the Marine Corps. I want to be a COMBAT MARINE.”
Imagine my surprise and delight when my (then) 14-year-old daughter sprung ..