The Importance of Writing During Deployment

*Guest Post from Author Rina Neiman* I have never served in the military, but I am half-Israeli, which is synonymous with being from a military family. Israel is a country where every citizen must serve in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) when they turn 18. Women serve for 2 years and men for 3. In

Experienced Military Moms Offer Advice to Military Spouse Moms-to-Be

Military moms have more than the transition of motherhood to adjust to. Often times than not, they have to adjust to motherhood while separated from their spouse due to deployments or TDY’s. Many do not live near their family or support system, which can make this transition very scary. In hopes of helping new military

Review of “Daddy Left with Mr. Army”

This book is written by Chandelle Walker and illustrated by Joshua Allen. To learn more about Chandelle or to order your copy of her book, click here.   Disclaimer: A free copy of this book was issued in exchange for an honest review.  Daddy Left with Mr. Army approaches the topic of deployment and the

The Strength & Resilience of Military Kids

Since the year 1986, thanks to Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger, April has been dubbed Month of the Military Child to celebrate these amazing kiddos located all over the world.  Throughout the month, you can expect to see special activities at installations nationwide, online giveaways and contests, as well as tributes to these brave little

Re-Defining Bravery during Deployment

  **Guest Post by Kara Ludlow** It wasn’t supposed to be this way. After all, I had selected the word, “brave” as our family’s word for the year. Grace, my ten-year-old, had painted the word in gold letters on white cardstock and artfully framed it with fabric backing. BRAVE hung on the wall in the

Review of “When Dad Deploys”

This book is written by Leslie Zimmerman. She spent time as a combat medic in the Army and exited service at the rank of Sgt. After watching the impact deployment had when her sister deployed, she was inspired to open up the conversation of deployment for children through her children’s books. To learn more about

The Male Military Spouse Perspective-Part II

Each year, I am so fortunate to meet a male military spouse within the military community. They are becoming increasingly common as females serving in the armed forces has also increased and their opinions are valuable. It is my absolute pleasure to share their stories and viewpoints in a special series titled “The Male Military

What Defines Love in the Military World?

How does military love differ from relationships in civilian life? Some would say military love can be “fast and furious,” “delicate and timely,” or maybe “cherished and limited.” In the military lifestyle, we know that things can change in a moments notice, so showing love to each other is extremely important and timely. For my

Recap of MilSpouse Fest at Fort Bragg

What exactly is MilSpouse Fest?  It was founded by Jen Pilcher as MilitaryOneClick, which is an online resource center to find information all in one place to help you with military life. Then, MilSpouse Fest was an extension of the online resource to provide a day of celebrating, learning, resource sharing, connecting, and winning prizes