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  1. Christmas and the Military: 9 Must Read Books for All Ages

    There isn’t any time like Christmas to curl up and read a good book by the fire. It’s also the perfect time to learn more about special and different Christmas stories that have happened all over the world, or that elaborate on families missing a member during the holidays. There...
  2. Thankful: The Army Edition

    In keeping with the theme of thankfulness in November, I wanted to share what I’m grateful for in my life – but with a military twist. Sometimes it’s so easy to forget all the good things that come from a life when you or your spouse is in service, so...
  3. When You’re Alone for the Holidays

    Being away from family and friends during the holidays can be disheartening. Whether it’s too far to go home, too expensive, or your spouse doesn’t have time off. Last minute changes can happen at any time and throw all plans out the window. If you find yourself stuck at home,...
  4. Renting in the Military

    Moving in the military holds it’s own problems and stresses. From the frequency to unpacking – never-mind trying to find somewhere to live once you get there. Moving to Ft. Bliss held a lot of challenges for us. We had never been here, and with 3 weeks notice we weren’t...
  5. Last Minute DIY Military Costumes for the Kids

    Tomorrow’s Halloween and you suddenly realize – you have nothing for the kids to wear. This seems to happen to us every year, things get busy in October and we keep thinking, “We’ll just pop in and grab a costume at…” and then we never do. We’re left the day...
  6. 10 Books for Children Who Have a Deployed Parent

    Deployment takes a toll on children often in completely different ways than adults. Most of the time, young children are unable to verbalize how they feel. They may act out, have nightmares, lose interest in things they loved, become picky with foods, have a hard time sleeping – all of...
  7. Ways for a Military Wife to Prepare for a Deployment

    With the mess going on overseas, as well as just knowing what your husband signed up for in the military, there comes that feeling of knowing any moment life could drastically change with a few words. “I’ve got orders to deploy.” Preparing for a separation, shift of duties, and an...
  8. Vacationing and the Military: Making it Work

    Taking a family, or couples, vacation is something everyone looks forward to. Weeks, perhaps months, of planning go into the perfect trip. The food, the hotels, the travel time, the costs. Then planning the days you’ll be gone. Taking time off work – just enough to leave, have a while...
  9. Introducing Diana Stone, Our Newest Contributor!

    Well hi there. As the newest writer for Military Family I thought I’d share a little more about myself. I’m Diana, a current Army wife and past Marine wife. My husband is currently stationed in El Paso, TX, where we live with our little girl. We have been in the...