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When you’re taking care of multiple kids, your husband is on deployment or you’re working 40 plus hours a week it can feel like there just aren’t enough hours in the day. However, no matter …

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Married to: Wes Spaid SOY Location: MCAS New River Years as Milspouse: 20 Areas of Focus: Nicole Spaid is a light. She illuminates every room she walks into with her beaming smile, and with her brings an infectious compassion and enthusiasm to …

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Preparing your family and your off-base community for emergencies By Gwen Camp, Director of Individual and Community Preparedness for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).   What if… We have all asked ourselves this question: “What if?” “What if …

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Married to: Matthew Weathers SOY Location: Fort Gordon Years as Milspouse: 11 Areas of Focus: Corie Weathers is devoted to the military community, so much so that as a licensed professional counselor she has dedicated countless hours to using her professional degree …

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Photo Credit Ever have those moments in life where you are certain you are failing as a parent? I certainly hope that I am not the only person who feels this way. Parenting is just one …

TDY military family

My husband and I made the best decision (so far) of his military career in 2014. After returning from an eight month deployment in June, he was assigned to 8 weeks of training beginning in …

more than a military spouse

  There is a list a mile long of the things I wish I had known before becoming a military spouse; from the little details like tipping a bagger to the really big things like the …

military kids and public school

A closer look into Federal Impact Aid: Children of active duty members are worth more to your public school than the most local children. Why? It’s most likely your public school receives Federal Impact Aid (extra …

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Think back to January. I bet you were one of those people who had the best of intentions upon the New Year of creating a New You. You were going to get organized. You were …

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Married to: Daniel Kysela SOY Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Years as Milspouse: 5 Areas of Focus: Julia Kysela is tireless advocate for our military spouse community, active duty military members and especially veterans. In 2012 Julia and her husband organized the “I’ve Got Your …

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4 Fitness Trends YOU Can Follow At Home

workout at home

When you’re taking care of multiple kids, your husband is on deployment or you’re working 40 plus hours a week it can feel like there just aren’t enough hours in the day. However, no matter how stretched thin you may feel, it’s still important to find time for yourself and for your health. Online workouts are a great tool during these busy times in your life. It can make … [Read more...]

4 Fitness Trends YOU Can Follow At Home

Nicole Spaid: 2015 Armed Forces Insurance Marine Corps Spouse of the Year

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Married to: Wes Spaid SOY Location: MCAS New River Years as Milspouse: 20 Areas of Focus: Nicole Spaid is a light. She illuminates every room she walks into with her beaming smile, and with her brings an infectious compassion and enthusiasm to everything she does. Nicole and her husband Wes have been married twenty years and during that time they have been through 8 … [Read more...]

Nicole Spaid: 2015 Armed Forces Insurance Marine Corps Spouse of the Year

Keep “What If” From Becoming “What Now”

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Preparing your family and your off-base community for emergencies By Gwen Camp, Director of Individual and Community Preparedness for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).   What if… We have all asked ourselves this question: “What if?” “What if there’s an earthquake?” “What if it floods?” “What if one of this summer’s wildfires comes a little too close to … [Read more...]

Keep “What If” From Becoming “What Now”

Corie Weathers: 2015 Armed Forces Insurance Army Spouse of the Year

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Married to: Matthew Weathers SOY Location: Fort Gordon Years as Milspouse: 11 Areas of Focus: Corie Weathers is devoted to the military community, so much so that as a licensed professional counselor she has dedicated countless hours to using her professional degree to support military families, especially military children and military spouses. It was during her first … [Read more...]

Corie Weathers: 2015 Armed Forces Insurance Army Spouse of the Year

Helping My Military Child Say Goodbye

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Photo Credit Ever have those moments in life where you are certain you are failing as a parent? I certainly hope that I am not the only person who feels this way. Parenting is just one big crossing of the fingers; hoping that the choices we make and the way we choose to parent or relate to our kids won’t land them in years of therapy. But sometimes things happen that are out … [Read more...]

Helping My Military Child Say Goodbye

A Family That Stays Together…

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My husband and I made the best decision (so far) of his military career in 2014. After returning from an eight month deployment in June, he was assigned to 8 weeks of training beginning in August. We have 2 school aged children, 5 pets, and I have a full-time job. My husband was due to report for training out of state mid-August (a week after the kids’ school started.) Our … [Read more...]

A Family That Stays Together…

Be More Than Just a Military Spouse

more than a military spouse

  There is a list a mile long of the things I wish I had known before becoming a military spouse; from the little details like tipping a bagger to the really big things like the true cost of Tricare Standard vs. Prime. There certainly is a lot to learn and I am thankful for the many resources we now have to help us navigate those things. But there is one thing that I … [Read more...]

Be More Than Just a Military Spouse

Military Children Are Worth More to Public Schools

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A closer look into Federal Impact Aid: Children of active duty members are worth more to your public school than the most local children. Why? It’s most likely your public school receives Federal Impact Aid (extra funding from the Department of Education) for all children of active duty members. Yet, the funding isn’t invested directly into your child or programs that … [Read more...]

Military Children Are Worth More to Public Schools

The Forgotten New Year’s Resolutions

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Think back to January. I bet you were one of those people who had the best of intentions upon the New Year of creating a New You. You were going to get organized. You were going to cook 3 homemade meals a week. You were going to use the treadmill for more than just hanging your clothes on. But like so many others, you let those resolutions slide as life got in the way. Now … [Read more...]

The Forgotten New Year’s Resolutions