Review of “The Adventures of a Military Brat: My Military Life”

The Adventures of a Military Brat series of books are written by a service member and military spouse-husband and wife team. The goal of this book series is to explain military life challenges and how to find the positive in them through the eyes of a child. This can be extremely helpful to military kids

6 Ways Military Spouses Can Invest in Wellness

At the beginning of each year, wellness seems to be in the forefront of everyone’s goals. As life gets busy, it doesn’t always stay on the top of the priority list. A savings account grows when you make “deposits” into it over time. The same is true for your wellness. You have to make intentional

7 Gifts Military Spouses Really Want for Valentine’s Day

As Valentine’s Day approaches and spouses scramble for those perfect gifts, I thought I would offer a few ideas about what military spouses often desire in terms of gifts. 1-A Planned Vacation. This may seem silly to our civilian counterparts because it’s a normalcy in pre-military life. However, military families aren’t always able to plan

Rick’s Place: A Hidden Outdoor Space in Fayetteville for Military Families

Are you a military family looking for a peaceful place to go for a picnic that is local and close to base? Look no further than Rick’s Place located at 5572 Shenandoah Drive in Fayetteville. This 50 acre outdoor space is open to military families, veterans, and those who serve the military community. It is

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PTSD and Marriage: How Counseling Saved Us

I want a divorce! For 12 months, this was the only sentence my husband and I could agree on. We came from 2 totally different backgrounds and blended our families for what we thought would be a great marriage. Neither of us took into consideration what our childhoods, adulthoods, or careers would do to harm

Local & National Support Resources for Fort Bragg Military Families

Fort Bragg is one of the largest military installations in the Army. It is home to over 50,000 service members and many of their families. With a base this large comes an abundance of resources and for that, we are very lucky here to have so much support. On the flip side of that, it

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

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