Category Archives: Family Life

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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 […]

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How To Help Children Cope with Deployment

For children, deployment happens in three contiguous and equally stressful stages. Without a strong support system to help them navigate it, it can be emotionally challenging and confusing. Boosting family morale, resilience, and trust can help to buffer some of the anxiety that will come and go throughout this process. Before discussing the upcoming deployment […]

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Supporting Your Fellow Spouses This Independence Day

With all of the cookouts, parades, memorials, and celebrations, it’s easy to get caught up in our revelries and forget those who may be struggling emotionally this Fourth of July. After all, Independence Day is a holiday where we honor the significance of our freedoms. However, families that may be grieving the loss of a […]

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Military Base Living: The Shopping Experience

Living on a military base is like living in a small American town, even in another country. Part of that experience involves American style shopping. Different types of shopping facilities are available on many military bases, including the Class Six, Shopette, Commissary and Exchange. Class Six and Shopette On the small end of the spectrum, […]