Deployment. It’s a complex subject for us military spouses and equally sensitive for our children. So for April, the Month of the Military Child, MilSpouseFest spoke to an active duty Army family about how their children cope with deployment.
MilSpouseFest is coming to the National Capital Region
While military spouses span six different service branches, there are few opportunities for all spouses to come together in one place. Enter MilSpouseFest.
Presented by USAA, MilSpouseFest hosts a comprehensive event in the National Capital Region that is free for all military spouses to attend.
The military-friendly diaper bag that’s changing parenting stereotypes
When looking at diaper bags, there are many options available with different styles, functionality, and reliability. However, many bags appeal to only one audience: new moms. One company is on a mission to shake up the baby product industry.
The Life of a Military Child Post-pandemic
High school is supposed to be the best time of your life—limited responsibility, lots of learning, friends, and reaching many milestones. Unfortunately, military children have had these experiences stripped away because of the combination of the pandemic and frequent moves between duty stations
There’s a problem with child care for military children
The 2021 Blue Star Families Military Family Lifestyle Survey results were released to the public in March, and it tells us what we already know about the many challenges facing military families and child care.
What We Already Know is Official
Separation, military spouse employment, children’s education, family building, and finances are some of the biggest issues currently affecting military families according to the latest Blue Star Families survey.
Military Spouse on the Front Lines assisting Ukrainian Refugees in Romania
As an Air Force spouse of 22 years, Susanna Derbenwick is well-practiced in self-sacrifice, volunteerism, and managing the complicated logistics of moving her family around the globe. But she never thought that experience would be crucial in helping Ukrainian refugees escape to Romania during a devastating war.
5 Lies About Having a Baby Overseas (and the Truths Behind Them)
Even though we were stationed in a foreign country, adding another child to our family went more smoothly than expected. I am so thankful for the military families who helped make it possible!