Once you’ve been a spouse long enough, you will experience that moment where your service member comes home with a date. A date you would like to fo..
How do you prepare a toddler for deployment? I have learned there is a very simple answer to that question – you don’t.
You can try until you are b..
This month, we are featuring your letters of love and encouragement to service members in your life. Do you know someone who could use some holiday ..
The holiday season is in full swing, and while most of us are keeping the home front warm and cozy, we remember the brave men and women who are prot..
Two years ago, I ran the Marine Corps 10K race for the first time. It was the longest run I had ever done in my life up to that point. I trained for..
When the first Soldiers and Marines boarded the planes for Afghanistan in October 2001, no one was standing at the door asking them how they were do..
Recent articles about lavish benefits and ketchup choices have sparked many conversations in our community about the lack of understanding of the mi..
The military lifestyle poses many uncertainties for families. For example, deployment orders, Permanent Change of Station Orders (PCS), or a job ass..
The dreaded “D” word entered our house and it’s not debt. It’s a deployment. Deployments are part of military life. Much like our peers, we are a fa..
There are many ways to help children deal with the stress they may be feeling due to the deployment of a parent. Suggestions such as keeping a journ..