Is it time to change the chore chart?

Congratulations kids, you finished another year of school! I will expect more from you now. It's time to change the chore chart. Yes, I know it's summer vacation, but in our house that doesn't mean lazy, boring days. Instead, it means a chance to reset our routines,...

Are Kids Any Safer in Base Housing?

Are Kids Any Safer in Base Housing?

Neighborhoods on base seem old-fashioned and peaceful, a throwback to the town of Mayberry in the old Andy Griffith TV show. On the other hand, this peacefulness can lull residents into a false sense of security. Military children need to be safe and protected, even in base housing.

Road Trip with Kids

We drove across the country in 6 days with 4 young children. And we actually have fond memories of the trip! Here are the sanity-saving hacks you can use on your next car ride.

Cross Country Camping during PCS Move

Cross Country Camping during PCS Move

That time when I went camping across the country, with all my wedding china Some moves are longer and harder than others. Last summer, we moved from Spain to California. That’s 10 different time zones.  We had 4 children, ages 1-7. THAT was a hard move. The military...