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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

Review of “Who is Sam the Soldier?”

There is a learning curve for adults and children alike when it comes to military culture. Who is Sam the Soldier?is a book that helps to break down important aspects of military life in simple yet understandable concepts. It is written by Erin Morris, an Army Veteran, who devotes her time to supporting other veterans. 

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

Subscription Boxes Perfect for Military Families

  Over the last few years, subscription boxes have gained extreme popularity with their specially curated themes and one of a kind items. After all, who doesn’t like getting happy mail or a special package delivered each month? Military families especially need this lovely happy mail as they face deployments, frequent moves, and numerous life

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:

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