5 Ways to Survive the Spring Break Slump with Military Kids

April 3, 2023

  When the everyday familiar and comforting routines of school days are disrupted, it can bring a few challenges. While the media spins spring break as “all fun in the sun” and poolside parties, life for most military families is not so glamorous. Instead, many military families are struggling to…...

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Overcoming Military Spouse Unemployment: My New Journey

March 15, 2023

  Change can bring about many challenges for a family. For military families, it’s a fact of life. Due to constant changes in location, one of the most common challenges affecting military families is the rate of military spouse unemployment. It is reported that 24% of military spouses experience unemployment,…...

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5 Ways to Make Additional Income This Year

March 7, 2023

  Undoubtedly, military service can provide service members and their families with incredible benefits, such as health care and insurance, the opportunity to live in foreign countries, as well as advanced training and career stability. But then again, military families also face unique challenges, including military spouse unemployment, financial hardships,…...

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Building a Military Support Community Wherever You Are

February 28, 2023

  No one really knows what military life is like until they have lived it. Before I married my husband and entered into military life, I was older and had been a single mom of two girls. I thought I knew what I was getting into because of stories from…...

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How to Build a Life as a Military Spouse

February 21, 2023

  Step One: Throw out the playbook. Step Two: Repeat step one. Just kidding. Kind of. There is no playbook, instruction manual, nor even an emergency guide for your life as a military spouse. Nothing could encompass every gut-wrenching, last-minute turn of events, nor is there a way to predict…...

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How to Stay Connected to Your Spouse During Deployment

February 14, 2023

  No one looks forward to deployment. Being away from your spouse for an extended period of time is always tough, but when you add in limited opportunities for communication, worrying about their safety, and all the other uncertainty that goes along with deployment, it can seem unbearable. Here are…...

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Why I Chose To Be Army Strong

February 2, 2023

  Choosing to join the military is a heavy decision to make. Whether you choose to serve due to devotion to your country or you are led to make that decision as a result of unforeseen circumstances, it can be overwhelming. Also, with seven branches to choose from, you might…...

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6 Ways to Explore New Careers in the New Year

January 30, 2023

  The new year is a perfect time to start fresh. You likely conjure images of workouts and leafy green vegetables when you think of New Year’s resolutions, but this is also an ideal time to reevaluate your career path. With 24% of military spouses experiencing unemployment, nearly 6 times…...

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How Operation Little Learners Helped My Family Identify & Celebrate Our Son’s Learning Differences

January 23, 2023

  As a parent, I am always looking for fun and engaging learning opportunities for my three children. So, I was very excited when I saw a flyer in our neighborhood advertising free parent participation classes through the Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA). I began counting down the days until my…...

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A Note of Thanks - What Your Support Means to Military Families

January 12, 2023

  Thank you, thank you, thank you! Our military families rely on the support of donors like you to help provide a sense of connection, resources, and a helping hand. Whether facing a deployment, extended training, relocation, or financial hardship, the military lifestyle places unique and repeated strains on our…...

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