Top 6 Things Learned in the First Two Months as a New Mom

Being a first time mom at any age is tough. There are a multitude of transitions and adjustments that have to happen for not only you and your baby, but also your entire family. Motherhood has a huge learning curve. No matter how much you study and prepare for it, you will find that every

How to Make Military Family Moves Easier On Children

*Guest Post by Jeremy Silverstein. A military family move can be stressful for adults, but even more so for children. Uprooting your kids from their community can be challenging, especially when they must say farewell to close friends. Whether you’re relocating across the country or from a civilian community into on-base housing, there are ways

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

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 “Mommy’s Big, Red Monster Truck”

Travel is a huge part of military life, whether it is planned or unplanned. How can you incorporate an appreciation for all of those places your family has visited into your children’s lives? Local military spouse author Alison Paul Klakowiz has made that easy in her children’s book “Mommy’s Big, Red Monster Truck.”   Disclaimer:

Personal Growth through the Decades

Do you ever look back at your life and reflect on the ways in which you have grown through the decades? Life is such an amazing adventure and learning occurs in many different stages throughout every year of life. If you had to group your learning into decades, what would each decade represent? What are

Military Spouse Career Struggles & Knowing Your Value

God knew it would take something BIG to get me to walk away from my career. While I don’t believe that he is the reason tragedy strikes good people, I do believe that he will redirect your path as necessary. I remember telling my husband, “I’ll do everything to build my life with you. I’ll

The Career Switch from Traditional Education to Entrepreneur

*Guest Post from Zoie Hoffman* Growing up, I knew that I wanted to teach in some capacity. I was always the girl who lent a hand to the kid who was being left out or left behind. In my teen years, I loved helping the kids I babysat with homework and often researched new ways

6 Strategies for Maintaining a High College GPA

College can be such a wonderful experience, but it can also be tough juggling school, work, and family. What most college students don’t realize is that graduating with a high grade point average can set you ahead of the competition and come in handy as you further your studies in the future. When I first