Investing Doesn’t Have to Be Scary

This content is provided courtesy of USAA. By J.J. Montanaro, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ There’s a lot in life that can scare us. I vividly remember our frantic neighborhood search years ago after my toddler son wandered away from the babysitter. And I can still recall my dry mouth and desperate heart as my wife and […] 2013 Spouse Summit

Join us April 11-12 for the 2013 Spouse Summit in Vienna, VA! Who? This peer conference is for you. At, we know that military families depend on you military family professionals, command teams, Ombudsmen, FROs, Key Volunteers, bloggers, journalists, ACS team members, MCCS workers, Fleet and Family folks, government agencies, nonprofits, National Guard […]

Government Shutdown the New Threat for Military Families

Courtesy of our guest blogger, Joyce W Raezer Sequestration out – Government Shutdown the New Threat for Military Families We’ve already taken one hit – sequestration – but what’s looming around the corner could cause an even greater upset. The next shoe to drop is a potential government shutdown at the end of March—unless Congress […]

Army Post Sets Example in Curbing Suicides

Army Post Sets Example in Curbing Suicides, Preventable Deaths Donna Miles  |  American Forces Press Service February 20, 2013 WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2013 – As military leaders struggle to reverse rising suicide rates within the force, Fort Bliss, Texas, is bucking the national trend, reporting a 30-percent drop last year and serving as a promising […]

Food and Mood

Nourish Schools

Courtesy of our guest blogger Casey Seindenberg from Nourish Schools First published in the Washington Post on Thursday, February 28, 2013. As the mother of preteen boys, the issue of moods is often on my mind. Though I’m told you can’t truly know the range of human emotions until you’ve had a preteen girl, everyone […]

Traveling with little ones

Courtesy of our guest blogger, Shannon Van Heest Mixing military life and rearing small children can make one desperate enough to try anything.  Like flying cross-country with two babies under three to visit family or driving 30 hours for Christmas break because flights are too expensive.  My husband and I have done both and lived […]

Runner’s High and Low

Thank you to our guest blogger, Rebekah Spotts, for sharing her story with us!  Now go get your sneakers on! Registration for the Marine Corps Marathon, “The People’s Marathon” opens next month.  Last year, I ran it, I loved it, I killed it!  This year, my mojo is gone and I’m wondering where it went.  […]