Blog Posts in "Guest Bloggers"

I'm wiped out this week. I think I do too much and then when I get sick, I still do too much and do not recover as quickly (i.e. immediately) as I would like. My kids are driving me crazy with their constant need for food, attention and air. I've almost hit "googling mental health clinics in my area" status. I have talked to other moms at the gym this week and I feel that alot of us are in the same boat. Summer camps are winding down, back to school shopping posters are bombarding us, and soon, I will be gently scrolling through everybody's "BACK TO SCHOOL PHOTO 2017-18" on Facebook. But this... read more

Ah, the joys of back-to-school chaos. The simplicity of summer has come to an end and the hustle and bustle of a brand-new school year has set in. As much as the promise of a new teacher and classroom full of potential friends excites our kids, it can also cause them a lot of anxiety. Let’s be honest, back-to-school season can cause military moms a lot of anxiety, too. Whether you and your family relocated to a new base or your kids are just trying to get back into the swing of things, back-to-school madness can put a lot of pressure on military families. Here are tips to make the beginning o... read more

I’m a big supporter of the military community (in case you haven’t noticed) 😉. In college, my dorm was filled with the best Army girlfriends as my BFFs, thanks to my proximity to Fort Drum (yes, I survived years of those winters and don’t wish them upon anyone!). As I graduated, my closest friends in every city I moved to were military spouses (you can’t have a better friend than a milspouse!). So, when my career became revolved around assisting military community business owners and companies with their marketing and social media (get your free guide to social media for the military communit... read more

The Best and Worst of Hickam AFB You either love Hawai’i or you don’t love Hawai’i. I knew people who resented not having cooler weather or who didn’t like sand or beaches. What?! We were surprised to get stationed there for three years. Living in Hawai’i isn’t the same as a vacation there. But every single day, there’s a rainbow! We lived on base. My son was born in Hawaii. We loved it and the kids still call it home. We long to go back! I couldn’t limit my list to just 10 items! Best of Hickham AFB 1. Beaches All beaches are open to the public. We love the beach life! About the Author: Jenn... read more

Families decide to homeschool their children for so many different reasons: academics, extra-curricular activities, special needs, allergies, religion, and more all bring families to the decision to homeschool. Who homeschools? Homeschooling families are as diverse as our United States military families! According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), in 2012, there were an estimated 1.8 million homeschooled students in the United States, and those numbers are increasing! Many families homeschool temporarily for various reasons and some families are in it for the long haul. ... read more