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

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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