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

Review of the Novel “War Torn”

War Torn is a novel written by Wall Street Journal’s best-selling author Jeffrey Wilson. It follows the journey of a service member through pre-deployment, war, and the return home. The struggle with faith is intertwined into the storyline as Jake, the main character, has many questions for God that only he can find the answers

The Journey of Motherhood & Finding Yourself Again

When I left the military to become a mom and military spouse, I thought I was giving up my hard life for the good life. Being a mom looked like so much fun. It didn’t look lonely, stressful, or tiring. From the outside, it looked easy and fun. I had heard stories of parenting struggles,

Giving Back to Military Families, One Room at a Time

How do you give back to your community?  Is it through volunteering your time? Do you give back monetarily? Giving back to your local community is important and helps connect you with like-minded individuals. Not to mention, it makes the heart and soul feel good. Military spouses love to give back, because we have all

Surviving Cancer During Deployment

I was asked to share my story in hopes to connect with fellow military spouses who might be going through a similar situation. Sometimes, all it takes is that extra reassurance that no matter what, You are strong, You are a fighter, and You can do and get through anything that comes your way, even

Reinventing Your Career in Education

**Guest Post by Meg Flanagan** Every person faces challenges in their life and career. Raising young children, sick days, aging parents, and life’s little surprises (like a car that won’t start) all add little hiccups to professional lives and careers. Military spouses have the extra challenge of frequent moves and transferring professional licenses across state lines.