10 Things I Have Learned in 5 Years as a Military Spouse

It’s been a while since I have reflected upon military life in retrospect of being married to a service member. This life has taught me a lot. In fact, the last time I reflected upon what I was learning as a spouse, I was approaching my third year in marriage. Now, my spouse and I

XpertCare is There for Military Kids

Timely and adequate pediatric care has never been more important than today, especially during the national pandemic and flu season approaching.  Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post on behalf of XpertCare, however, opinions expressed in this post are my own. Why XpertCare? XpertCare is assisting military families with efforts to close the gap in access

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

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

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

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

7 Meaningful Ways to Volunteer in the Fort Bragg Community

Over the last 3 years, I have found my own strength in military life through volunteer service to the local military community. The great thing about Fort Bragg is that there are ample opportunities to volunteer, no matter what your schedule may be. Many special events need volunteers throughout the year, while other organizations simply

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