SpouseBuzz RSS Feed - Military.com http://feed.informer.com/digests/J3WY3TC2MX/feeder SpouseBuzz RSS Feed - Military.com Respective post owners and feed distributors Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:34:07 +0000 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ These Are Some of the 'Outrageous' Official Reactions to Military Family Housing Woes https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/08/12/these-are-some-of-outrageous-official-reactions-military-family-housing-woes.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:0e65b506-2518-3841-806b-8cb708792fa9 Wed, 12 Aug 2020 16:23:51 +0000 Quotes from top brass and housing officials published Aug. 11 on Facebook by the MHAN as part of an "outrageous" collection of reactions to housing complaints gathered from military families over the summer gains internet support. Why These 3 Military Spouses Are Running for Office https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/08/10/why-these-3-military-spouses-are-running-office.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:239a7e21-512d-1ef6-7094-d30040352a62 Mon, 10 Aug 2020 19:16:02 +0000 Three military spouses, three reasons and three political races you'll want to keep your eyes on in the next few years. Is COVID-19 Killing the Modern Spouses' Clubs? https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/08/05/covid-19-killing-modern-spouses-clubs.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:65a62a20-8c0e-f6bb-acf5-0ffecdb5cfe5 Wed, 05 Aug 2020 14:24:51 +0000 But after months of canceled events last spring and anticipating the same for at least the rest of the year, what are spouses' clubs going to do? Can they transition fast enough, or will 2020 be the death of them? What it's Like Being a Child Care Worker During COVID-19 https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/08/03/what-its-being-child-care-worker-during-covid-19.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:08184216-4f92-059c-d4eb-5e4cdb09b069 Mon, 03 Aug 2020 19:47:59 +0000 As school districts around the country make plans for the fall school year, many parents continue to fill the child care gap with in-home care through a babysitter or nanny. 6 Ways Coast Guard Mutual Assistance Is Taking Care of Families https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/07/30/ways-coast-guard-mutual-assistance-taking-care-of-families.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:98407275-4763-2d6c-7977-37b1fa1fc6f9 Thu, 30 Jul 2020 16:19:46 +0000 Recognizing the struggles Coast Guard families are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic, Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA) announced six new programs to help. 10 Ways to Make Pandemic Schooling Easier https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/07/30/ways-make-pandemic-schooling-easier.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:0ae2c452-c11f-d92d-a3f1-ecca4cfa2182 Thu, 30 Jul 2020 10:49:09 +0000 Parenting is rough. Parenting military kids is a challenge on a good day, and this pandemic riddled, back-to-school season does not qualify as a good day. Here are a few tips to help you through. 6 Tips for 2020 Back-to-School Shopping https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/07/27/tips-2020-back-school-shopping.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:22d3b200-5fd9-9f81-8028-e08b6815c957 Mon, 27 Jul 2020 16:32:07 +0000 You may be thinking that nothing can make school supply shopping better, but fear not. There are some tricks. And since my children's school district is among the first to go back this year, let me share. Want to Get a Free Box of Cool Stuff? Here's How https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/07/24/want-get-free-box-of-cool-stuff-heres-how.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:101714c5-a819-6d6d-7591-9338d7a15654 Fri, 24 Jul 2020 15:24:54 +0000 The Inspire Up Foundation, together with 2017 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year Brittany Boccher's Discovering Your Spark program, is giving away 50 #SparkandInspire boxes, each valued at $100. Is MilSpouse Employment a National Issue with a Local Solution? https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/07/23/milspouse-employment-national-issue-local-solution.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:5f14f55b-8d2b-c807-5dd5-23a1791d7e90 Thu, 23 Jul 2020 20:07:31 +0000 The Pentagon has long focused on influencing military spouse employment options from a federal level. But the new study says that tactic might not be what's needed, at least not right now. Instead, it says, the focus should be local. This Crowdfunding Site Was Made by First Responders, for First Responders https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/07/22/crowdfunding-site-was-made-first-responders-first-responders.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:7d3fe439-deb3-4b6b-dd8a-72c97724677e Wed, 22 Jul 2020 11:06:08 +0000 Fund the First campaigns are vetted, verified with a two-step process and trustworthy. A crowdfunding platform designed by first responders to help first responders and their families. 5 Resources for Parenting in a Pandemic: Fall Edition https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/07/20/resources-parenting-pandemic-fall-edition.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:feeb7ea3-eb0c-e7ee-0923-9ad18d34744a Mon, 20 Jul 2020 14:07:07 +0000 Here we are, several months after the initial closure of schools due to COVID-19. So let's talk about the non-educational resources we can utilize for the next school year. Pregnant in a Pandemic? These Zoom Sessions May Help Ease Your Fears https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/07/14/pregnant-pandemic-these-zoom-sessions-may-help-ease-your-fears.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:d4997157-9697-92ef-4f3c-46ceb120dbf6 Tue, 14 Jul 2020 14:03:19 +0000 Having a baby while your spouse or partner is in the military can bring with it challenges. But having a baby during a pandemic and while your spouse is in the military brings a whole new twist. 8 Free Virtual Camps to Beat the End of Summer Blues https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/07/13/8-free-virtual-camps-beat-end-of-summer-blues.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:07b0e6da-169f-b766-66b6-e94515be7809 Mon, 13 Jul 2020 18:00:20 +0000 Thankfully, in response to all our collective cancelled plans this year, various organizations and businesses have created virtual summer camp experiences to keep the kiddos entertained. 6 Tips for the 2020 Hurricane Season https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/07/08/6-tips-2020-hurricane-season.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:273dce3f-a7ce-f1a7-02a4-c77856924ca2 Wed, 08 Jul 2020 20:51:53 +0000 Hurricane season overlaps moving season, as most people undertake their PCS during the summer and the storm season technically runs from June through November. Here are some tips to help you prepare. Why It's Important for Military Families to Complete the Census This Year https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/07/06/why-its-important-military-families-complete-census-year.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:887940bf-9ec6-f23c-61ef-1f46f95da049 Mon, 06 Jul 2020 18:28:13 +0000 Sometimes, military spouses feel like they don't belong anywhere. But this couldn't be further from the truth when it comes to the U.S. Census. Tips for Facing a Deployment Amid COVID-19 https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/07/06/tips-facing-deployment-amid-covid-19.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:de7a21fe-66e0-28fa-35ca-d86f785a5725 Mon, 06 Jul 2020 17:38:12 +0000 Yes, things will look a little different for this next deployment. But there are still resources available, and you can and will make it through. How Has COVID-19 Impacted Your Employment? Take This Survey Now https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/07/02/how-has-covid-19-impacted-your-employment-take-survey-now.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:c6e0416a-093c-c69f-bbe6-94379c3e8d06 Thu, 02 Jul 2020 20:56:37 +0000 The Military Spouse Employment and Wellbeing Survey looks to capture how military spouse employment challenges are impacting the wellbeing and mental wellness of spouses. Operation Purple At Home Brings Virtual Camp to All Military Kids https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/07/01/operation-purple-home-brings-virtual-camp-all-military-kids.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:88c4da9b-1977-b9c9-dba4-d977bf19948b Wed, 01 Jul 2020 13:08:56 +0000 Summer is in full swing and for those families missing out on in-person summer camp, the National Military Family Association has a solution. Operation Purple At Home is open to military kids of all ages. How One Military Spouse Is Making Masks for the Disabled Community https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/06/29/how-one-military-spouse-making-masks-disabled-community.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:dca5fc16-fdfb-092f-7766-dda07cba5519 Mon, 29 Jun 2020 20:28:31 +0000 After seeing a friend's social media post of just such a mask, Loera, who has fashioned more than 900 masks since the COVID-19 pandemic began, said she was inspired to make some with a transparent cover over the mouth. Here's My 2020 Pandemic PCS Experience https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/06/23/heres-my-2020-pandemic-pcs-experience.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:933628c8-4e57-edd3-b150-95c966d0f018 Tue, 23 Jun 2020 13:36:11 +0000 Our summer vacation became a PCS with no authorized leave, traveled along the shortest route, with only necessary stops. So, with an exception to policy and masks in hand, we completed our nine day coast-to-coast trek. 6 Ways to Survive Working from Home This Summer with Kids https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/06/19/ways-survive-working-home-summer-kids.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:5266d6e8-e497-6e52-daf3-ee9dbf2d0100 Fri, 19 Jun 2020 16:26:06 +0000 When you're a working parent, summer is torture. Ok, maybe not every day is that bad, but it's hard. This year is even harder. MilSpouse Creates Apps to Support Black Businesses https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/06/10/milspouse-creates-apps-support-black-businesses.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:ebc9f8b5-8996-3ad5-d3c0-2beea53e16d3 Wed, 10 Jun 2020 14:30:58 +0000 When Navy wife Jasmine Grant found herself trying to locate a job while raising two small kids amid the constant throes of military life, she did what many military spouses do: She started her own business. Why 'Be Strong' Is Bad Advice to Give a Milspouse Facing Deployment https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/06/04/why-be-strong-bad-advice-milspouse-facing-deployment.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:50bd41dd-1b75-1470-683a-250545bd3320 Thu, 04 Jun 2020 12:03:28 +0000 The engines stopped, and everyone grew quiet as the crew began to disembark. The look of joy that had been on his face when he first saw me, though, faded quickly to concern, and that perfect moment was over. New Salesforce Fellowship Open to Military Spouses and Veterans https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/06/02/new-salesforce-fellowship-open-military-spouses-and-veterans.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:e8edad2e-a89e-7623-14a6-73c7dab18f18 Tue, 02 Jun 2020 18:45:34 +0000 Hiring our Heroes (HoH) and Salesforce have joined together to support military spouse employment with a new fellowship program. We All Know Military Kids Have Talent. Let's See It! https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/06/02/we-all-know-military-kids-have-talent-lets-see-it.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:9b6fc335-d29d-3972-a153-5c329ea43bc3 Tue, 02 Jun 2020 17:22:12 +0000 The Elizabeth Dole Foundation has stepped forward to host a Military Kids Have Talent virtual contest, a special opportunity just for milkids. New EFMP & Me Tool Launched to Make Finding Information Easier https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/06/01/new-efmp-me-tool-launched-make-finding-information-easier.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:2e4b5a05-b8aa-1bb5-3202-9c1158223ceb Mon, 01 Jun 2020 20:45:41 +0000 Military Spouse Creates Community Through Book Nooks https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/05/29/military-spouse-creates-community-through-book-nooks.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:ca2d0e1f-512f-b9b0-fe25-bfc958283150 Fri, 29 May 2020 19:00:46 +0000 One military spouse thought starting a book nook would be fun, but wasn't sure with her temporary living situation. Now she's really glad she took the time to start this project and build community. Are Grocery Delivery and Pickup Good Options for Military Families? https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/05/28/are-grocery-delivery-and-pickup-good-options-military-families.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:f579e453-3400-1172-e830-92b19b7a9adc Thu, 28 May 2020 15:25:20 +0000 But if we assume you are living in an area that offers these services, the conversation about whether the services of Shipt, Instacart or even grocery pickup are worthwhile is a real one. 12 Tips to Make Those Commissary Veggies Last Longer https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/05/27/12-tips-make-those-commissary-veggies-last-longer.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:b32aae14-79d2-0cbf-e289-9fbfd000f5b7 Wed, 27 May 2020 17:33:18 +0000 We've done some work for you and found 12 tips to make the veggies you buy from the commissary last longer, saving you time, money and aggravation. Do You Want to Be a Writer? Here Are Some Great Resources https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/05/27/do-you-want-be-writer-here-are-some-great-resources.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:1e00c7fd-aecb-3276-bb0d-5686e6992f7b Wed, 27 May 2020 17:27:57 +0000 Aspiring writers see a giant chasm between the experience and the opportunity to tell their story. There are many ways to be a writer, and many publications eager to help you share your stories. 3 Ways to Celebrate Big Events This Summer https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/05/26/3-ways-celebrate-big-events-summer.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:f3d5c145-bd7f-f837-7e55-65eb453ce1bd Tue, 26 May 2020 16:28:26 +0000 Whether it's Christmas trees up in April or celebrating Thanksgiving in July, military families are no strangers to celebrating ev 3 Ways Military Families Can Help Others Find Silver Linings https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/05/26/ways-military-families-can-help-others-find-silver-linings.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:e01b4a55-88d0-0df7-ac5c-dd821d8f79c2 Tue, 26 May 2020 13:24:01 +0000 The circumstances military families regularly face provide many lessons that can benefit those outside of our community, if we're willing to share in a way that makes them want to listen. 10 Books for Your PCS Escape https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/05/22/10-books-your-pcs-escape.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:094e4342-e665-b4d6-9561-ab06f4f8b06c Fri, 22 May 2020 16:55:55 +0000 Books for your beach vacation sure sound nice, but if you're moving this summer, you're really looking for books to help you escape. Here are 10 top books to read this summer -- for whatever you're trying to escape. Proof that Military Grandparents Are the Coolest https://www.military.com/2020/05/22/proof-military-grandparents-are-coolest.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:1f087d1c-8961-4b9e-301a-b5c4234d5e52 Fri, 22 May 2020 13:20:08 +0000 It always makes me smile when I hear about how much my kids love their grandparents and extended family. They are part of the village that helps me raise my kids. New 'Military Wives' Film Is Just the Storytelling We Need https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/05/21/new-military-wives-just-storytelling-we-need.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:b7f80c4f-7a9b-c2e7-4d2a-3322db7937b4 Thu, 21 May 2020 19:18:24 +0000 There’s something about movies, television shows and even books featuring military wives that makes me hesitate. But I tried again with "Military Wives." Veteran Caregivers Are the Unsung Heroes of the Military Community https://www.military.com/2020/05/21/veteran-caregivers-are-unsung-heroes-military-community.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:2e11de6b-51e0-5410-0b31-bfb126a15d04 Thu, 21 May 2020 17:05:34 +0000 There are millions of veteran caregivers in America who look after their disabled loved ones, often at great cost to themselves. New Army Tool Makes It Easier for Spouses to Transfer Their On-Base Job in a PCS https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/05/18/new-army-tool-makes-it-easier-spouses-transfer-their-base-job-pcs.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:a71f46db-5600-742e-d854-898db86bacfb Mon, 18 May 2020 18:40:52 +0000 Military spouses have transferred their jobs to a new location using a recently expanded program for Non-Appropriated Funds (NAF) workers. Here's how they did it. Stuck Overseas, this Coastie Spouse Is Volunteering to Save Lives https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/05/13/stuck-overseas-coastie-spouse-volunteering-save-lives.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:6ddaba3d-7e45-53e7-4c80-e03d05026fa0 Wed, 13 May 2020 14:09:34 +0000 When Vanessa Banks-Gonzales, an experienced acute care nurse practitioner and military spouse, heard about Maastricht University Hospital's need for volunteers with medical experience, she answered the call. Do's and Don'ts for Memorial Day During a Pandemic https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/05/12/dos-and-donts-memorial-day-during-pandemic.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:e03f4cf8-1533-8086-acf1-8e3ddf8e6b16 Tue, 12 May 2020 16:45:02 +0000 Memorial Day during a pandemic: You'd think this would be a first. But it's not. So what's a military family to do this Memorial Day? Here's our list of do's and don'ts. Does Your Home Need a Military Makeover? https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/05/12/does-your-home-need-military-makeover.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:1eb182c1-ec46-4b5f-c4a3-81cd2269b2e4 Tue, 12 May 2020 16:31:04 +0000 If you're a fan of "Fixer Upper" or anything on HGTV, you'll definitely want to check out "Military Makeover" on Lifetime. You could even be on the show in their upcoming season. New DoD Program Focuses on Military Spouse Financial Readiness https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/05/12/new-dod-program-focuses-military-spouse-financial-readiness.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:96f90018-1bc4-3100-5a71-a4c9afcd6320 Tue, 12 May 2020 13:23:57 +0000 In some military families, the responsibility for managing finances falls solely, and squarely, on the military spouse. Now, the Defense Department has a financial readiness resource specifically tailored to those spouses. Grover's Tips for Military Kids https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/05/12/grovers-tips-military-kids.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:a8149a11-ecb0-cf93-0cd7-c1e9a2142377 Tue, 12 May 2020 11:29:09 +0000 Here are some of the time-tested ways Grover has navigated tough situations, and his tips for military kids going through the same things. Things to Do with Your Family from Home on Memorial Day https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/05/06/things-do-your-family-home-memorial-day.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:86d6fa18-306d-7a34-acf3-963492a45396 Wed, 06 May 2020 16:25:44 +0000 Memorial Day traditionally marks the beginning of summer and, while we know the real reason behind it, the military community follows this tradition too. Are You a Military Spouse CEO? Join the Circle https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/05/05/are-you-military-spouse-ceo-join-circle.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:1ee4e74c-0e0d-16d0-54df-816c64a6deff Tue, 05 May 2020 15:25:07 +0000 The Military Spouse CEO Circle is designed for spouses to discuss the challenges of being an entrepreneur or business owner, offer support to those in their cohort, and provide connections. This Is the 2020 Military.com Spouse Changemaker of the Year https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/05/04/megan-harless-2020-militarycom-spouse-changemaker-year.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:73f1e514-a5a2-cdcb-5c8e-cb6c6d91497b Mon, 04 May 2020 15:28:13 +0000 A panel of experts at Military.com has selected PCS reform advocate, Army veteran and Army spouse Megan Harless as the 2020 Military.com Spouse Changemaker of the Year. Military Spouse Mentoring Is A Responsibility We all Share https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/05/04/military-spouse-mentoring-responsibility-we-all-share.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:541352e1-1b7d-616d-f7e2-e46c46a40c55 Mon, 04 May 2020 14:07:29 +0000 Military spouses are described as being resilient, dedicated, supportive, adaptable, flexible, selfless and strong. But to get there we need support from each other. 9 Ideas to Make Summer (School?) Smoother https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/05/04/ideas-make-summer-school-smoother.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:734b56a6-eeb4-3a40-6e9e-b924737237de Mon, 04 May 2020 13:36:18 +0000 School may be ending soon, but summer is going to look a little different this year. To help parents of all ages get through the summer, we’ve collected some great virtual resources to help. AAFES to Offer Double Discounts on Back-to-School Shopping https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2019/07/17/aafes-offer-double-discounts-back-school-shopping.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:df728786-0a08-1194-a9c6-af5965578e9a Wed, 17 Jul 2019 14:13:30 +0000 Save up to double on your Back-to-School savings with participating AAFES locations during tax-free holidays. How to File for Unemployment After a PCS https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/blog/2014/06/pcsing-file-for-unemployment.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:55b089c9-59e0-f224-7f55-a2a32bc7a7d7 Mon, 23 Jun 2014 13:00:00 +0000 You finally get the job of your dreams. You work at it for a year or so and are just getting comfortable. Then your active-duty spouse tells you you'll be moving. Again. Why Changing How You Define Success Helps You Succeed https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/blog/2010/05/defining-success.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:31d9204d-2d8b-8830-94f0-cc86b2f7490d Tue, 25 May 2010 13:50:36 +0000 How do you measure success? Sometimes, it is really hard to see it, let alone measure it. It is hard to see that you are succeeding, when it feels like you are getting nowhere.