Book Review: 10 Steps to Predicted Success Out of the Uniform

Synopsis Marine Corps Veteran, Chris Hoffman, has made it his mission to help others transitioning out of the military.  He adds personal experience combined with research to guide service members through a process of “10 steps” to achieve success when you re-join the civilian world.  This is a self-help E-book that aims to inspire, educate,

The Growing Popularity of Remote Work for Military Spouses

As many military spouses find out the hard way, the traditional 9 to 5 outside of the home is becoming increasingly difficult.  It is a myth that we have no desire to work or pursue our own careers.  In fact, military spouses are a very ambitious, compassionate, and driven population of people. However, when duty

Mother’s Day Salute: Life Lessons from Mom

Being married to someone in the military is not always peaches and cream.  There’s the distance, unexpected schedules, moving rapidly, and the list goes on.  Do you think milspouses just acclimated to this lifestyle or did their upbringing help to prepare them for this whirlwind life? To honor moms for Mother’s Day, I decided to

The Sacrifice and Strength of the Modern Day Military Spouse

May 11th, 2018 is Military Spouse Appreciation Day. It started back in 1984 by President Ronald Reagan and was declared to be celebrated on May 23rd. This date changed over time and is now observed the Friday before Mother’s Day each year. Why is Celebrating Military Spouses Important?  There’s a difference of opinion when people

Children’s Book Review-Deployment: One of Our Pieces is Missing

To celebrate month of the military child, I have partnered with the National Center for Youth Issues to review a new book for military children that is hot off the press. This book is written by Julia Cook, M.S. She is a well-known national author of children’s books, counselor, and an expert on parenting. To

Battling Postpartum Depression

**Guest Post by Lauren C** Every deployment has its challenges and the last one was the icing on the cake.  I went into this deployment confident. My husband was given notice of an 8-month deployment two weeks after we found out we were expecting our first child. We would be given four months to prepare-

Finding Your Strength Series: Raising an Autistic Child

**Guest Post by Marla Bautista** Finding my strength after my child was diagnosed with Autism was something I never thought I’d have to do as a mother.  Often people outside the military world think we have it all.  Our civilian family and friends see the amazing homecomings, the places we travel, the pride in our

Ten Things I Have Learned in My First Two Years as a Military Spouse

One of my largest inspirations for this blog is to share my experiences as a new military spouse, so I can help those who come into this life behind me.  As I approach the beginning of my third year as an Army wife, I thought I should share the many things I have learned along

This Holiday Season, Don’t Forget Your Spouse

During the holiday hustle and bustle, it’s easy to get lost in the to-do list, shopping, planning, gift wrapping, holiday parties, and so on. What about your spouse? What about time for each other? Something my husband and I have always made sure we do is to plan special time for each other weekly. Even