How to Celebrate Your Military Child & Help Them Thrive

How to Celebrate Your Military Child & Help Them Thrive

April is the Month of the Military Child. The Month of the Military Child is a time to focus on and celebrate the contributions of military children and the unique needs of their lives. Military children are oh so resilient but it doesn’t mean this life isn’t tough on them! It is estimated that a [...]

Military Childcare Benefits For Service Members

Military Childcare Benefits For Service Members

For dual working parents or single parents, searching for childcare at a new duty station can be overwhelming to say the least! Below is a guide to some of the military childcare benefits available to service members and their families. Child Development Centers The military offers subsidized childcare at Child Development Centers (CDCs) on bases [...]

6 Tricare Resources to Take Advantage Of

6 Tricare Resources to Take Advantage Of

In honor of World Health Day, we wanted to highlight some health insurance resources you might not be aware of. Tricare is the designated health insurance for military members and their dependents, and everyone's experience is different. Whether you love it or hate it, try to familarize yourself with the resources and processes to avoid [...]

Military Spouse Small Business: Set Sail by Kristin

Military Spouse Small Business: Set Sail by Kristin

In this week's edition of "Military Spouse Small Business," meet Kristin Royster! As owner of Set Sail by Kristin, she has taken her love of the nautical, beach life and turned it into beautiful jewerly and home decor. To learn more, read our Q&A below: Name: Kristin Royster  Hometown: Orange County, CA (but I consider Hawaii [...]

Sub Spouse Small Business: Samantha Brown, Author

Sub Spouse Small Business: Samantha Brown, Author

In this week's edition of "Sub Spouse Small Business," meet Samantha Brown, a submarine spouse currently stationed at University of Kansas - NROTC! She took her love of writing and her unique experiences as a submarine spouse to publish Sub Wife: A Memoir From The Homefront. To learn more about her experience and book, read [...]

Military Spouse Small Business: Wild Monarch Baby

Military Spouse Small Business: Wild Monarch Baby

When Ashley Lindsey was pregnant, she visited Portsmouth, NH while her husband was doing training. She was surprised when she couldn't find a baby boutique in the area. Towards the end of her pregnancy, Ashley was inspired to leave her nursing career and go back to school for business. And so Wild Monarch Baby was [...]

Sub Spouse Small Business: Homefront Heroes

Sub Spouse Small Business: Homefront Heroes

Darla Vieyra has experienced over 20 years of deployments with her submariner. But it was her husband's first deployment after having children that sparked her inspiration. Darla realized there was a lack of positive, encouraging deployment-based items for military families. So she launched Homefront Heroes, LLC! Her small business sells an original Deployment Journal and [...]

Why You Should Attend a “Budget For Baby” Workshop

Why You Should Attend a “Budget For Baby” Workshop

I’m about to have my second baby. To prepare, my husband and I recently went through our budget. Making room in our budget to become a family of 4 has been overwhelming! I definitely underestimated the amount of things we would need for a second baby and how much it would cost. Then I remembered [...]