May is Mental Health Awareness Month. MilSpouseFest had a candid conversation with Lisa Howard, military spouse, mom, and mental health professional, about the journey of getting care for yourself or your children suffering from mental health issues.
ICYMI: MilSpouseFest goes to Washington, D.C.
MilSpouseFest, the modern network for military spouses, presented by USAA, was thrilled to have our first in-person events for 2022 in the National Capital Region, which included our first ever hybrid event, connecting spouses from around the globe! MilSpouseFest events are for military spouses from all branches of service including national guard and reserves. This was the first visit to the region since 2017.
Just ask: A plea from a mom of military kids
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.
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.
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!