As we near the holidays this year, seemingly nothing is going as planned. Which might sound disheartening in the small of it. But in the grand scheme of things, 2020 is actually the perfect time to try new things. In a time when nothing is going as planned, why not switch up the holidays too?! […]
“Should we live on base or off base?” “Can anyone tell me about the on post housing options at Fort Campbell?” “Do you like living on base? We are thinking about doing so but not too sure about housing in San Diego.” These are all phrases you can read in any Facebook group about a […]
As we near toward Turkey Day, there are families near and far planning how they will spend the big day. After all, it’s a national holiday, no matter where you come from or what you believe. In the United States, we take time to be thankful, oftentimes with food. Yes, on Thanksgiving, we eat. Aside […]
Planning activities at your new base can come with a mixed bag of feelings. While it’s difficult to be far away from home and family members, it’s also a chance to introduce new traditions and to have fun with good friends. (Perhaps to even make some new friends.) Whenever possible, focus on these fun and […]
This story was originally published on Task and Purpose! It is important to be aware of what is going on in the military community and what the biggest concerns might be. This article talks about the five biggest problems military families faced in 2019.
The Uniformed Service Organizations (USO) has been a part of the military community for over seven decades. The USO was originally formed during World War II with a focus on programs, events, and services that would boost troop morale as well as promote American involvement in the war. This led to the creation of traveling […]
What’s the longest trip you’ve taken as a family? Whether you drive or fly, bring the pets or leave them at home, and no matter the age of your kids, traveling is stressful. Even with no kids, traveling is stressful! But with a little planning (and A LOT of snacks) you can help make the […]
November is National Family Caregivers Month. Caregiving is a tough job, and November has been set aside to recognize those who care for the elderly, the sick, and the wounded. As military spouses, as spouses in general, your worst nightmare is something happening to your spouse. Sometimes, that means changing roles and becoming their caregiver. […]