5 Military Spouse-Owned Companies that are Changing the Employment Narrative for the Military Community

According to Dana Manciagli of Forbes Magazine “Active duty military spouses face a 24% unemployment rate. And over 31% are working part-time even if they would prefer to work full-time.” This statistic has been higher than the national unemployment rate for civilians for quite some time. While several initiatives are now taking place to help military spouses with employment

5 Ways to Honor Loss Families during Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month. This is a topic that is very near and dear to my heart and always will be. I personally know how devastating losing a baby can be. Grief has no timeline and a loss is felt deeply no matter how many weeks along you were in your

Review of “Who is Sam the Soldier?”

There is a learning curve for adults and children alike when it comes to military culture. Who is Sam the Soldier?is a book that helps to break down important aspects of military life in simple yet understandable concepts. It is written by Erin Morris, an Army Veteran, who devotes her time to supporting other veterans. 

Review of “Happily Joint: The Secret to Relationship Resiliency”

Synopsis With over twenty years of marital experience, Kenneth and Maxine Reyes share valuable insight on making a marriage strong and resilient. They have both served in the United States military and know first-hand the unique challenges that military life can place on a marriage and how to overcome them.  In this workbook, they share

Subscription Boxes Perfect for Military Families

  Over the last few years, subscription boxes have gained extreme popularity with their specially curated themes and one of a kind items. After all, who doesn’t like getting happy mail or a special package delivered each month? Military families especially need this lovely happy mail as they face deployments, frequent moves, and numerous life

Breastfeeding Tips for New Moms & TRICARE Breast Pumps

The Breastfeeding Journey While every new mom has a beautiful vision of happily breastfeeding her newborn baby, most do not always realize that breastfeeding may take some time and work. All moms and babies are different and that can lead to an easy experience, a difficult one, or a painful one. This is why it

Review of “Heal Yourself with Journaling Power”

Synopsis “Heal Your Self with Journaling Power” is an easy to read self-help book by multi-award winning author Mari McCarthy. She gives you rationale throughout the book as to why journaling is important and how it can improve your life in multiple ways. Included in the book are stories from others who have used various

Journaling Power for Mental Health

*Guest Post from Author Mari McCarthy* Too often, we think about our health in terms of separate categories: physical health, emotional health, and mental health. But our health is holistic and interconnected. When you take care of your mind, you also take care of your body – and vice versa. Journaling is a simple but