Blog Posts tagged in "Military Spouse Bloggers"

Happy April Everyone! It is the month of the Military child where we take 30 days to honor the approx. 1.9 million amazing kids who sacrifice as their parents serve this great country. Military kids truly don’treceive enough credit for their strength and resilience and even less credit is given for the adults that they grow into. Let’s talk about what theMilitaryis doing to our kids and why we are so grateful to be raising our son in the Military. Purple Up! THE MILITARY IS TEACHING THEM PRIDE Miltner Family United States Navy The pride we feel when seeing our spouse in uniform is the same pr... read more

Ramstein Air Base is in the Kaiserslautern Military Community (KMC), the largest U.S. military community in Europe. It’s 90 minutes from Frankfurt and about 4 hours from Paris, making it a great starting point for exploring Europe or other places in Germany. Here’s what you need to know if you’re planning to fly Space-A to Ramstein. If you are new to Space-A flying, read this Quickstart Guide to Space-A Flights first to get a basic understanding of how the process works. 1. Ramstein is the most accessible base in Europe when flying from the Continental United States (CONUS). The CONUS locatio... read more

Japan is one of the most unique travel destinations in the world and well worth the time and effort required to get there. Flying Space-A to Japan is an incredible opportunity that makes the possibility of visiting this beautiful country very realistic. Here’s what you need to know to plan your trip. If you are new to Space-A flying, read this Quickstart Guide to Space-A Flights first to get a basic understanding of how the process works. 1. The CONUS passenger terminals with the most Space-A flights to Japan are Travis Air Force Base and Seattle Tacoma (SeaTac) International Airport From Sea... read more

Flying Space-A Without Your Sponsor: How Military Spouses Can Travel Solo Did you know that as a dependent (18 years or older), you can take a military Space-A flight without your sponsor? However, there are restrictions to where and how often you can travel, depending on your category . Here’s how you figure out what category you’re in, where you can fly, what paperwork you need, and how to sign up. Information for All Unaccompanied Dependents For all categories, you obtain the required paperwork from your sponsor’s commander. You must keep the paperwork with you at all times while traveling... read more

Got Orders? PCS Proof Your Military Child’s School Transition Those PCS order just hit…cue the insanity. If you’re moving with school-aged children, the process just got a whole lot harder. School transitions are super hard! Not only are you moving all of your things and your family, you’re also going to be searching for schools. With so many options out there, it’s a lot to take in. Instead of freaking out, make your child’s school move as seamless as possible! PCS Proof Your Military Child’s School Transitions Now, just like regular PCSing, moving your child’s move easier is never a 100% gu... read more

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming. Dory’s sing-songy voice plays in my head daily at the moment. It doesn’t help that Vivienne is going through a fish phase and screams “Dory, DORY!” constantly, while wielding her mini mop like a samurai sword around the living room. That little fish is on to something; it’s something that so many of us need: to stay busy. At the moment, all I need to do is move, move, move. She’s not messing around with that mop! It was a whirlwind departure this time around. We knew it was coming, but we expected more notice. Things are not exactly fair in this lifesty... read more

The time has come yet again…deployment. That word invokes a number of emotions in me, all mixing together to make my stomach queasy. Just writing this is making me feel uncomfortable because I know it’s right around the corner. I hate this part. Our very first “Welcome Home” This will be Danny’s fourth deployment since we have been together. They have truly become a normal part of life for us. I have even figured out his “tell” when he has gotten orders; he always says “We need to talk about something and I don’t want you to get upset.” He is super smooth, right? I don’t even ask what it coul... read more

We were racing around the house, tearing through drawers and ripping clothes off hangers. This deployment provided the least amount of heads up we had received yet; less than twenty-four hours and he was leaving. There was a lot of stress and a lot of holding back tears, but it was a huge relief to know that since this wasn’t our first rodeo, we were at least prepared. The Real Problem… Once he leaves, communication is not guaranteed. Even though wifi has become more and more common wherever someone goes, there is still no telling when I might actually hear from him. Therefore, I want passwor... read more

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

ATTENTION BUSINESS-MINDED MILSPOS! Just because you missed the early bird window doesn’t mean you’re out of luck! Discounted tickets to @MilspoProject’s #MilspoCON2017 are available through August 15. This limited ticket conference and retreat will take place October 5-6, 2017 in Wilmington, NC and is perfect for those who are new to running their own business, those new to milspouse life, and/or those looking to discover entrepreneurship as an employment answer to their constantly relocated lives! Conference details and tickets available at: https://www.classy.org/wilmington/events/milspocon... read more

JUST ANNOUNCED: MILSPOCON 2017! Military spouses looking to grow a successful, rewarding, and creative business or career should hit @MilspoProject’s #MilspoCON2017. Explore what is possible in your personal and professional lives during a 2-day conference and retreat in Wilmington, NC on October 5-6, 2017. This limited ticket event is perfect for those who are new to running their own business, those new to milspouse life, and/or those looking to discover entrepreneurship. EARLY BIRD TICKET PRICING available through July 31! Only 100 tickets available to this conference, get yours today at h... read more

How To Prepare for Warrant Officer Basic Course (WOBC) From the moment we received notice that Logan had been selected to become a warrant officer, we were excited! Who wouldn’t be? What we weren’t thinking about was how much money we were about to shell out in preparation for Warrant Officer Basic Course or WOBC (pronounced Wo-Bic) and what it would entail. Logan did know that he needed to be in great shape for the course, but that was about it, and there are typically only a few short months between the time you find out you’ve been selected and the beginning of the course. As the start of ... read more

We love sharing our fellow military bloggers. Bloggers are such a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of military life. Milspo Bloggers are a great resource for learning tips about PCSing, Deployment, Health & Wellness, Budgeting/Couponing, Raising Military Kiddos, and Lifestyle Blogs. We love their insight and passion for helping others by sharing their stories. MB will be featuring Military Spouse Bloggers every weekin effort to highlight their blog and topics shared. This week's feature goes out to Moms Don't Sleep Please take a minute to get to know Kara- the creator of Moms Don't Sleep. S... read more

Military Bloggers We Love We love sharing our fellow military bloggers. Bloggers are such a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of military life. Milspo Bloggers are a great resource for learning tips about PCSing, Deployment, Health & Wellness, Raising Military Kiddos, and Lifestyle Blogs. We love their insight and passion for helping others by sharing their stories. MB will be featuring Military Spouse Bloggers every weekin effort to highlight their blog and topics shared. This week's feature goes out to ANTICS OF A NUTTY HIKER & MILITARY SPOUSE. Please take a minute to get to know Bridget -... read more

Military Bloggers We Love We love sharing our fellow military bloggers. Bloggers are such a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of military life. Milspo Bloggers are a great resource for learning tips about PCSing, Deployment, Health & Wellness, Raising Military Kiddos, and Lifestyle Blogs. We love their insight and passion for helping others by sharing their stories. MB will be featuring Military Spouse Bloggers twice a month in effort to highlight their blog and topics shared. This week's feature goes out to Uplifting Anchor-Empowering Tales of Motherhood. Please take a minute to get to know... read more

Military Bloggers We Love We love sharing our fellow military bloggers. Bloggers are such a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of military life. Bloggers are a great resource for learning tips about PCSing, Deployment, Health & Wellness, Raising Military Kiddos, and Lifestyle Blogs. We love their insight and passion for helping others by sharing their stories. MB will be featuring Military Spouse Bloggers twice a month in effort to highlight their blog and topics shared. Our first Feature goes out to Whimsical September-A Family & Lifestyle Blog . Please take a minute to get to know Erica and... read more

Calling All Military Spouse Bloggers! JOIN THE MILITARYBRIDGE TEAM! WE ARE LOOKING FOR GUEST BLOGGERS! We are looking for military spouse bloggers in ALL categories (military life, coupons/discounts, food, lifestyle, to name a few) If you or someone you know is interested, please email us at info@militarybridge.com and submit a sample of your writing. MB will Feature your blog and posts on our social media, newsletter and website. You will get a Free Listingon our website to promote your blog or website on one of the applicable pages MILITARY BLOGGERS WE LOVE MILITARY WEBSITES WE LOVE Militar... read more

5 Ways to Warm Up Your Winter by SpouseLink.Org | December 28, 2016 Editor Some winter days can seem cold, stark, inconvenient and very, very long. On the other hand, they can be festive, filled with friendly visits, offer a welcome excuse to enjoy flavorful hearty meals, and inspire projects that add sparkle to your home. To make sure your winter the sparkly kind, we’ve assembled 5 things that will help make the season more comfortable, healthier and happier. And if you’d likemore must-know winter tips, check out the SpouseLink articles below. They’ll help you stay safe in bad weather, keep ... read more

I just love this guest post from The Meat and Potatoes of Life . It is just what I needed to read today, New Year's Day. This post sums up exactly how I feel every holiday season. The sadness of a holiday season gone to soon. I ammissing the short time spent with family from out of town, the guiltless snacking (I would always say, "But It's the Holidays"), staying up way to late but sleeping in so it didn't matter, pj's until noon....it's just perfect. But, now it's over and the New Year is here. Time to get serious, make goals, get back to the routine of life! Thank you Lisa for this fantast... read more

As 2016 comes to a close it is often a time to reflect on your life over the past year. The New Year brings forth new opportunities and new goals for many. It is a time for resolutions and future plans. I just love this blog post from our Guest BloggerLisa Smith Molinari, owner of the Blog The Meat and Potatoes of Life . She reminds us how important it is to not sweat the small stuff. How life is full of ups and downs, many that are out of our control such as deployments, the economy, our health for example. However, she reminds us that many of our everyday choices that affect our happiness A... read more

Guest Post fromSoldier's Wife, Crazy Life What You Can Do When Your Spouse is Not Home For the Holidays Fall weather, pumpkins everywhere, sweaters, peppermint mochas and Christmas decorations appearing in the stores. Tis the season for the holidays. Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, Hannukah and New Years will be here soon and with them come a lot of memory making moments. Time with family, time together and a lot of love. However, if your spouse is deployed , the holidays take on a different tone, especially if they won’t be home until sometime in the new year. There is so much going ... read more

The holidays are fast approaching. The holidays are a great time to spend with families and friends. Many of us, especially living in the military, live in different states from our loved ones. That means we are often traveling to visit one another. Our guest blogger, Erica owner of the Blog Whimsical September writes a wonderful post on making our guests feel welcome and loved while visiting. I love this idea and I am wonderful why I never thought of this myself. It's a great tip just in time for the holidays. I'll be sure to do this while we are hosting out of town guests this year! Hospita... read more

We are excited to share a great guest post from our friends at SpouseLink.org This is an important read so please check it out and share it with your friends :) New for MilSpouses: Life Insurance YOU Choose! As a Military Spouse, you make a lot of family decisions and sometimes without your partner. Up until now only active duty service members could make a life insurance purchase. Well now Military Spouses can too with American Armed Forces Mutual Aid Association’s (AAFMAA) Spouse Purchase Initiative . AAFMAA is the country’s longest standing not-for-profit organization expressly serving all... read more