Military Life

Why I Chose Tricare Select, but why it might not be right for you

Why I Chose Tricare Select, but why it might not be right for you

In full disclosure, I am the spouse of a military physician. While I wholly support that military physicians are equally as qualified and as compassionate as their civilian counterparts, there are some key aspects of the military medical system that are harder to navigate than the civilian world. In Tricare open enrollment season or during…

Military Physicians Aren’t Real Doctors and Other Myths Shared on Spouse Pages

Military Physicians Aren’t Real Doctors and Other Myths Shared on Spouse Pages

Military spouse Facebook groups can be a great source of information. They are helpful on a wide range of topics from housing insights, to getting plugged into activities in the area, or finding a babysitter or a dress for a military ball. But when it comes to military medicine, you will find some seriously savage…

Military Marriage: Cheap Date Ideas – Fill Your Love Tank and Your Piggy Bank
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Military Marriage: Cheap Date Ideas – Fill Your Love Tank and Your Piggy Bank

If your military family is like ours, you are trying to make smart financial decisions and are watching your spending. When you are watching pennies it can be difficult to calculate date nights into the equation. While you work on stuffing your piggy bank, it’s also important to fill your love tank by spending quality…

Custom Parent Doll by Hearts and Heroes – Perfect for Comforting Your Military Kid
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Custom Parent Doll by Hearts and Heroes – Perfect for Comforting Your Military Kid

Military kids have service member parents who are frequently away from home. Training, work-ups, and deployments that take mom or dad away from home are some of the common stressors on military kids. Having tools in place, like a deployment parent doll that looks mom or dad is a great way to help comfort a…