Category Archives: Family Life

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Keeping Grandparents Involved While Living Far Away

A grandparent’s bond with their grandchildren is unlike any other. Children of all ages know they can go to their grandparents for everything—from great advice, to even greater presents. More often than not, the military lifestyle puts distance between loved ones, including grandparents. However, regardless of your current locale, there are tons of ways to […]

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Military Spouse Education Benefits 

You have heard about military spouse education benefits, but do you know what they actually do for you? Are you aware that the availability of these funds can actually change your life? Education benefits open the doors to a portable career that offers gainful employment no matter where your spouse is transferred to. In turn, […]

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How To Handle Being Pregnant on Base

Living on a military base may not be every person’s dream, but there are some definite advantages to doing so. The community mindset on most military bases is strong. And if you are pregnant and away from your parents, siblings, or closest friends, this could be the thing that gets you through. It is well […]

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Are Kids with Military Parents Missing Out?

From the outside looking in, it may seem like kids who have one, or sometimes two, parents in the military have a more difficult life. The prospect of multiple moves, changing schools, making new friends, and deployments may seem like experiences that could potentially have a negative effect on children. The truth is that the […]

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How to Make Friends after Your PCS

Every change of PCS, every member of the family will probably have one big item on their to-do list: making friends and acquaintances. After all, life without friends is dry and boring, and a family who only has itself to interact with has a problem. Some people are naturally outgoing and they seem to find […]