By: Rebecca Alwine Show your appreciation to the military spouses in your life with a gift to keep them motivated. Military spouses wear a lot of hats, and the primary one is that of caregiver. They take care of their service member, of their friends, and sometimes...read more
MIL SPOUSE CAREER TALK:
May is Military Appreciation Month. During this month, Military Spouse Appreciation Day is recognized the Friday before Mother’s Day, so what better time to talk about some of the issues currently facing military spouses. Military spouse employment, for a variety of...read more
by Rebecca Alwine Each year, U.S. News and World Report publishes a list of the best jobs, using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). When they are ranking the top occupations, they start with a list of jobs that have the highest number of projected...read more
Why Spring Cleaning is Good For Your Study Habits By Rebecca Alwine Imagine this: a beautiful spring afternoon when the children are napping, your house is spotless, and you can sit down with a cup of tea and study in a perfectly serene environment. Now that you've...read more
By Rebecca Alwine All too often we hear about fantastic programs like My Career Advancement Account or MyCAA, the career training scholarship sponsored by the Department of Defense. But rarely do we get to dive into the specifics. Frequently, military spouses fear the...read more
by Rebecca Alwine Back in high school, when you needed to study, it was monumentally easier to go into your room, shut your door and have a few hours of piece. These days? That’s nearly impossible. Military spouses have so much going on, that they barely have enough...read more
It’s the time of year for New Year’s resolutions. Everyone is talking about them, half the people hate them and refuse to make them and the other half loves them. As military spouses, we’re no strangers to taking advantage of a fresh start. This may just be the year...read more
Gift Yourself Career Essentials I love nothing more than finding the perfect gift for someone on my Christmas list! And my family finds me little things they know I love. But the things I really need to be my best at work and school; I gift myself. Here’s a short...read more
Give Yourself the Gift of Balance this Holiday Season It crept up on us again… the most wonderful time of the year. The panic has already set it for many people; decorating, hosting delicious dinners, volunteering, shopping, wrapping, and baking to start. The best way...read more
Sunshine, pools, BBQ, and beaches are on everyone’s mind this time of year. As school ends, summer will be in full swing and it will be over before we know it. Vacations and time at the local water parks will be a top priority for many families this summer. Many will...read more
Staying organized during a PCS can be very challenging. One of the best ways to do so is to create a binder dedicated to moving. If you have been on Pinterest recently, there is good chance that you have seen some great examples, or you may be lucky enough to have a...read more
Even though military families are likely be absent from their homes of record come Election Day, your vote still counts! The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) provides voting assistance for service members, their families, and overseas citizens. You can’t...read more
Many military spouses dread interviews because they don’t know how to address the topic of their relocation. The minute you land the interview the nerves kick in. If the employer asks if you are long-term, what are you going to say? Employers technically shouldn’t ask...read more
You’ve moved to a new duty station and it’s taking a lot of time to find employment, and going without a paycheck gets frustrating. You have experience, but in your career field there are few opportunities in your new location. As a military spouse it can be so...read more
Whether your spouse is new to the military or about to retire, you are bound to have questions. This lifestyle is different than any other. It will always be changing and with so many moving parts it can be difficult to keep everything straight! Thankfully, there are...read more
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