Category Archives: Family Life

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Celebrating the Holidays When a Parent is Deployed

Military deployment is tough on a spouse and the entire family during the best of times. During the holidays, it can be downright heartbreaking. While it may be easier for occasions like Valentine’s Day, the deployment that leaves an empty seat at the table during the Thanksgiving dinner or the Christmas breakfast can be among […]

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5 Fun Military Care Package Ideas for the Holidays

If you think it’s too early to be plotting Christmas care packages, think again. If your spouse is overseas, you need to send your holiday package early to ensure it arrives in time – but what should you include? Hopefully this list will get your brain juices flowing with great military care package ideas for […]

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Celebrating Thanksgiving as a Military Family

Many military families and newlyweds are often away from relatives during Thanksgiving. Whether you find yourself on the other side of the country, or unable to travel this year, take the opportunity to start some new Thanksgiving traditions, or just try something out of the ordinary. Think Outside Your Inner Circle Typically, we limit our […]

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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, […]