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/ How One Spouse Opted for a Fellowship to Improve Her Career Options https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2021/02/24/how-one-spouse-opted-fellowship-improve-her-career-options.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:529cb8c9-251b-8411-34df-e5a51fb386d5 Wed, 24 Feb 2021 13:25:33 +0000 This year's FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship program is open for applications from March 1 to April 19, 2021 -- and this navy spouse wants you to consider it. Spouses Rejoice: The New Volunteer Management Information System Is Easier to Navigate https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2021/02/11/spouses-rejoice-new-volunteer-management-information-system-easier-navigate.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:4bebdc83-a05a-0841-3105-2f474a991b19 Thu, 11 Feb 2021 18:51:04 +0000 Spouse volunteers may have reason to rejoice as a new volunteer management system is here, and it's much easier to navigate. 5 Fun Ways to Safely Celebrate Galentine's Day https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2021/02/11/5-fun-ways-safely-celebrate-galentines-day.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:5954f246-e595-ca5d-813d-6eb00b5e0dfc Thu, 11 Feb 2021 16:36:31 +0000 Here are some ways to celebrate the important relationships with the ladies you couldn't do life without with a Galentine's Day celebration, despite a pandemic. Has COVID-19 Affected Your Military Life? This Survey Wants to Know How https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2021/02/08/has-covid-19-affected-your-military-life-survey-wants-know-how.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:6b5da6a0-9a39-6506-d7b0-202dfb16966b Mon, 08 Feb 2021 17:44:30 +0000 Each year MFAN conducts a survey for the military community, alternating between a family support programming survey and topical research. This year they're talking about COVID-19 and its effects on military families. Last-Minute Gifts for Valentine's Day https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/blog/2021/02/04/last-minute-gifts-valentines-day.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:31c587f3-35b6-0081-4fd5-f70c1cbf55f3 Thu, 04 Feb 2021 18:27:09 +0000 If you've been putting off shopping, or aren't really sure what to do, check out these last-minute Valentine's Day gifts and get them ordered now. Survey Says Families Aren't Using EFMP Because They Don't Know How https://www.military.com/2021/02/02/survey-says-families-arent-using-efmp-because-they-dont-know-how.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:07462994-5a0d-1796-a145-c9b2bc0e6db7 Tue, 02 Feb 2021 13:54:38 +0000 The main problem with EFMP? People don't know enough about it. A new survey shows just how much education is needed on the program, enrollment and benefits. Military Spouses Speak Up: We Don't Just Want Any Job, We Want the Right Job https://www.military.com/2021/01/28/military-spouses-speak-we-dont-just-want-any-job-we-want-right-job.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:cc17b8e4-6d9a-fc84-f2e8-bba4d8b414ca Thu, 28 Jan 2021 16:36:32 +0000 The career goals of milspouses are as varied as the population. We don't all want the same jobs, we don't all want government jobs, and we don't even all want jobs that we can do from home. Books to Help Kids Learn About Black History Month https://www.military.com/2021/01/25/books-help-kids-learn-about-black-history-month.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:9f6f50b2-d406-ef6e-ecca-7275b9c4fb3f Mon, 25 Jan 2021 20:13:23 +0000 Military families are often better positioned to learn the history of our country as they move to new communities with different museums, landmarks and parks. And a diverse bookshelf is a great addition to any military household. The Original Virtual Military Spouse Event Is Back for the 6th Year https://www.military.com/2021/01/25/original-virtual-military-spouse-event-back-6th-year.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:36e9e1ff-3598-66c7-6efd-a0d03410ecc3 Mon, 25 Jan 2021 13:56:11 +0000 Years before virtual workshops, conferences and summits became the norm, the team at InDependent was presenting military spouses with what they needed: a virtual wellness summit that fit their schedule. And it's back this year. Get an Online Sneak Peak of This Military Makeover Show Before It Streams on Your TV https://www.military.com/2021/01/13/get-online-sneak-peak-of-military-makeover-show-it-streams-your-tv.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:b177cb28-511f-4113-bcc8-01f8e5dac359 Wed, 13 Jan 2021 13:48:20 +0000 When an Air Force family's moving truck caught on fire and they lost everything, Moving with the Military came through with a full house makeover. Get a sneak peak of the first episode today. How to Make the Most of the Holiday Season While Miles Apart https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/12/21/how-make-most-of-holiday-season-while-miles-apart.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:367095ca-7f57-b23f-9008-629211d62566 Mon, 21 Dec 2020 18:20:36 +0000 Like so many military families this year, my military family faced some difficult decisions for the holidays. But, I want to remind you we live in incredible times with amazing technology available to help keep us connected. 5 Ways Military Spouses Can Make the Holiday Season a Little Easier https://www.military.com/2020/12/17/5-ways-military-spouses-can-make-holiday-season-little-easier.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:51e9a31a-f83a-462b-d4ed-66ec6d93f071 Thu, 17 Dec 2020 17:00:43 +0000 The most wonderful time of the year also brings with it a ridiculous amount of pressure and stress. This year, I really thought it would be different. But for some reason, I'm still exhausted. The Top 5 Military Spouse Movements and Moments of 2020 https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/12/14/top-5-military-spouse-movements-and-moments-of-2020.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:52a9b406-d0ea-4aa3-9da1-dcc509f493b3 Mon, 14 Dec 2020 20:52:43 +0000 Military life is always a challenge, but we can all agree that 2020 has offered a special dose of problems. Yet despite it all, military spouses still rose to the call. Here are the top five military spouse things that we loved in 2020. Jobs, Education and EFMP: Here's What Spouses Need to Know from the Upcoming Defense Law https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/jobs-education-and-efmp-upcoming-defense-law.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:457e9aab-957f-9146-e13d-602a0e79975f Mon, 14 Dec 2020 20:31:29 +0000 An annual law that could go into effect before the end of the year has a bevy of updates for military members, including a 3% pay raise for service members. But there are things in there for military spouses and families, too. This New Children's Book Helps Parents Tackle Tough Social Subjects https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/12/04/new-childrens-book-helps-parents-tackle-tough-social-subjects.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:6ee2c457-517b-ea0f-091a-375c7c3686e7 Fri, 04 Dec 2020 13:56:58 +0000 Parenting this year has been an adventure like no other. Regardless of the age of your children, you've had to explain many adult topics in age-appropriate ways. Here's a book that may help you with those tough topics. If You Want Spouse Co-Working Spaces on Military Bases You Need to Say So https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/12/03/if-you-want-spouse-co-working-spaces-military-bases-you-need-say-so.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:96971d0f-97d0-9e4d-c39a-892d3aed90cd Thu, 03 Dec 2020 17:45:34 +0000 The Pentagon is considering opening military spouse-focused co-working spaces on military bases -- and officials want your input to make it happen. Tips for Staging Your Home to Sell During the Holidays https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/12/03/tips-staging-your-home-sell-during-holidays.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:421da05b-78e8-ce8b-afae-35b8a118d31b Thu, 03 Dec 2020 15:27:50 +0000 The idea of staging and showing your home over the holidays perhaps has you less than enthused. One more thing to deal with during an already incredibly busy season, right? But it may be a blessing in disguise. Take Giving Tuesday in a Military Direction With This Group https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/11/25/take-giving-tuesday-military-direction-group.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:3d19396d-7073-8a9e-d04d-6ddd6de74321 Wed, 25 Nov 2020 13:26:08 +0000 The Giving Tuesday Military effort is a little different from #givingtuesday. By asking people to instead contribute acts of kindness the military community can participate -- without spending a dime. 5 Ways to Connect with Family Virtually This Thanksgiving https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/11/23/ways-connect-family-virtually-thanksgiving.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:a02cfff4-fd68-607e-4e99-bc81a85e6207 Mon, 23 Nov 2020 16:19:36 +0000 If you're looking for free and easy options to get the whole family together this Thanksgiving, -- virtually -- look no further. Here are five free ideas to get the gang together virtually this year. Jump In on These 7 Virtual Military Events over November 2020 https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/11/05/jump-these-7-virtual-military-events-over-november-2020.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:b9f8b096-1abe-d79c-6535-14b54dfe8790 Thu, 05 Nov 2020 18:10:55 +0000 This month, the USO presents several programs, ranging from employment discussions to esports competitions and marriage tips to physical activity. 7 Reasons Why Military Spouses Love to Hate "No-Shave November" https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/reasons-military-spouses-love-hate-no-shave-november.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:ce588f6a-f1b2-281e-fc56-2f793427bed9 Tue, 03 Nov 2020 13:18:55 +0000 One of the appeals to the whole "love a man in uniform" thing for many military spouses is the reliably clean-shaven face. We love to hate No-Shave November. Here are some reasons why. New App Helps Military Families Connect with Resources https://www.military.com/2020/10/29/new-app-helps-military-families-connect-resources.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:8e0f3282-359e-9c64-25ae-4a13c8dee3fb Thu, 29 Oct 2020 13:29:05 +0000 Military spouses and family members who are looking for up-to-date and reliable information from the Defense Department can now access Military OneSource on their new smartphone app, My Military OneSource. Is Your Military Family Ready for a Holiday Makeover Surprise? https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/10/27/your-military-family-ready-holiday-makeover-surprise.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:8caeadab-8d87-3b1b-eb67-095176122b57 Tue, 27 Oct 2020 18:07:12 +0000 If you've ever watched a home makeover show, you've probably spent some time fantasizing about what you would do if the person getting the home help was you. And now, thanks to a home makeover company focused on the military, you just might. How to Stop Facebook from Bugging You About Voter Registration https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/10/19/how-stop-facebook-bugging-you-about-voter-registration.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:23317f5d-b262-490a-6773-81a51ac98b36 Mon, 19 Oct 2020 16:06:08 +0000 Everyone is tired of the reminders to "Register to Vote" constantly appearing on social media timelines. Here's how to fix that. This Military Spouse Scientist Can Help You Deal with COVID https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/10/16/military-spouse-scientist-can-help-you-deal-covid.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:e99aa1e3-d46c-aa13-268f-f7ed030cac60 Fri, 16 Oct 2020 17:27:19 +0000 Amber Schmidke has a Ph.D. in medical microbiology and immunology. And she's offering military families advice on how to get through COVID-19. This Military Spouse Is Trying to Be the First to Serve in Congress https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/10/15/military-spouse-trying-be-first-spouse-serve-congress.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:65c075d3-de8b-20c3-9ec8-beb4426fa5db Thu, 15 Oct 2020 15:30:07 +0000 If elected in November, Lindsey Simmons, a candidate for Missouri’s 4th Congressional District, would be the first active-duty military spouse elected to Congress. For the Second Time Ever, This Army Award Is Going to a Group https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/10/13/second-time-ever-army-award-going-group.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:5739ac7f-638c-081c-564d-3b7b62983b5d Tue, 13 Oct 2020 21:31:41 +0000 For the first time in more than 15 years, and only the second time in the award's 60-year history, the Association of the United States Army's (AUSA) top award is recognizing a group of people -- not an individual. Free Child Care on Election Day Offered to Families https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/10/13/free-child-care-election-day-offered-families.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:c3c469cc-0bf6-c179-4fb8-1b004a6dbdb1 Tue, 13 Oct 2020 13:15:39 +0000 Families can get up to four free hours of child care on Election Day this year at some off-base child care facilities nationwide, thanks to a partnership between Care.com and the Armed Services YMCA. 16 Books We’re Excited About Over Fall 2020 https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/10/01/books-were-excited-about-over-fall-2020.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:85012ef8-ba47-f7ec-3ca1-4a913100154e Thu, 01 Oct 2020 15:14:36 +0000 With fall comes curling up under blankets, reading by the fire pit and enjoying a nice, warm drink with your favorite book. But what should you read? Here’s a list of 16 books we’re excited about reading this fall. This New Nicholas Sparks Book Features a Sailor with PTSD https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/10/01/new-nicholas-sparks-book-features-sailor-ptsd.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:efd15864-fbbe-d0ca-7d2e-c8195c76ac93 Thu, 01 Oct 2020 12:35:18 +0000 After 25 years of writing novels, best-selling author Nicholas Sparks said his latest book took him to a place he’s never been. It's about a sailor who returns to his native New Bern, North Carolina, after being injured in Afghanistan. How to Make Halloween Fun if Trick-or-Treating Is Banned https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/09/29/how-make-halloween-fun-if-your-installation-bans-trick-or-treating.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:c97c22b0-8cac-e408-19d1-cc1553eb6eb8 Tue, 29 Sep 2020 13:58:08 +0000 All over the internet, the discussion has turned to Halloween as the latest pandemic obstacle. Sure, it's a holiday that revolves around outside activities and masks, but does that mean it's OK to participate in trick-or-treating? Yes, Military Spouse, Your Time Is Valuable https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2017/12/28/yes-military-spouse-your-time-valuable.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:1f0e6361-e2ec-b456-8f56-545763bd1531 Thu, 28 Dec 2017 13:23:36 +0000 Think your time is worthless just because you don't work or have a job that undervalues you? Think again. 6 Army Phrases That Work at Home https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2017/11/6-army-phrases-work-home.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:a3293402-b263-91fd-f49f-c3e8a6954c75 Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:17:34 +0000 Standby: These Army phrases are perfect for life on the homefront, too. 5 Tips to Make a Short Term Space Feel Like Home https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2017/11/5-tips-make-short-term-space-feel-like-home.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:044bd3a9-8436-491e-b8cf-6de9de5e630f Thu, 09 Nov 2017 23:59:58 +0000 Tired of temporary? Use these five hacks to make your next home, well, more home like. Read more. 3 Ways To Save On Halloween https://www.military.com/paycheck-chronicles/2017/09/17/save-on-halloween RSS Feed urn:uuid:48ca71b4-3c9f-cd32-472e-80dc11e2b388 Sun, 17 Sep 2017 19:20:33 +0000 Halloween can be that holiday that sneaks up on you. Depending on your family situation, how you feel about the holiday and where you live, Halloween can be awfully expensive. 5 Military Benefits for Your Summer Road Trip https://www.military.com/discounts/5-military-benefits-summer-road-trip.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:0e857786-862a-2ef7-8d8e-d3185bbbb3d3 Wed, 14 Jun 2017 08:00:49 +0000 As you plan your trip you can still keep in mind your military benefits -- and how they can fit into that road trip life. 4 Easy Ways to Take Care of Yourself https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/blog/2017/03/how-to-take-care-of-yourself-easy-steps.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:5b844294-f5a4-45f3-5e1b-f1b202fb7e65 Tue, 21 Mar 2017 10:00:00 +0000 Learning how to take care of yourself, what we call "self-care," is a critical necessity in life because, without it, the inevitable stresses that come with being a military spouse can be overwhelming. Here are four easy ways to do that. 10 Must-Have Tips for the Perfect Military Homecoming Photos https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/blog/2017/03/military-homecoming-photos-tips.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:5da84a60-980d-744d-dc8f-a8eadf4379aa Tue, 07 Mar 2017 10:00:00 +0000 ​There is nothing more exciting than a homecoming, and nothing more beautiful than those homecoming photos. Hire or find a friend to take photos and follow these tips. From Keyboard Warrior to Doer: 7 Military Spouse-Run Nonprofits https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/blog/2017/03/from-keyboard-warrior-to-doer-7-military-spouse-run-nonprofits.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:c5a7798d-a77f-9955-e92c-f6268fa9ff3b Wed, 01 Mar 2017 08:00:07 +0000 Military spouses are good at doing things for our community, so we want to highlight a few military nonprofits aimed at helping the world at large. Here are a few of them. Spouse Confession: I'm the Worst at Deployment Rituals https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/blog/2017/02/spouse-confession-deployment-rituals.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:579b91f9-434c-9712-9173-3c33fd6d7c66 Tue, 28 Feb 2017 10:00:00 +0000 Last year during my soldier's deployment to Iraq I ran out of things to send him within three weeks of him leaving. He was gone for six months. Not all of us are good at care packages, and that's ok. 4 Essential Networking Tips for Job Searching During a PCS https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/blog/2017/01/4-essential-networking-tips-job-searching-pcs.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:c1cc8b68-f9bc-d788-bd49-0be5465739f5 Sun, 29 Jan 2017 08:00:00 +0000 You're ready to move, but what about your career? Use these tips to make landing that next gig just a little easier. No, Not All Spouse Groups Are the Same https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/blog/2013/11/ydu-milspouse-groups.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:8e3d88bf-5d15-e7ed-bae2-185b06d88e0d Wed, 20 Nov 2013 07:54:28 +0000 How many times have you heard 'I would get involved with the [insert spouse group] but I had a bad experience in the one we just came from?' I've heard that feedback countless times. But honestly, I just don't buy it. Top 10 Things New Military Spouses Learn https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/blog/2013/07/top-ten-things-new-military-spouses-learn.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:70186109-a2a3-3baa-a919-3df798ab0721 Sat, 13 Jul 2013 08:00:34 +0000 I’m sure you’ve heard this before, but marrying into the military is a bit different. The changes you face depend a lot on how long you’ve been dating, your background and the job your service member has. Here are the things we think you’ll need to learn right away. A Navy Wife’s Letter to Her Husband at His Retirement https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/blog/2013/05/navy-wifes-letter-to-her-husband-at-his-retirement-ydu.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:48f58b34-ca6b-5dc1-3291-a2f3db6d9f64 Wed, 15 May 2013 13:00:02 +0000 ​When my husband of 25 years calmly told me that there is not really a place for spouse recognition in the retirement ceremony, I'll admit, I was a bit surprised. He wanted to know what I would say, so I wrote this letter. Where to Find Help After a Miscarriage https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/blog/2013/01/military-miscarriage.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:21d5bab6-eaac-f862-0f92-a11488422744 Wed, 09 Jan 2013 09:58:58 +0000 Miscarriage can happen to anyone, but it's a topic that never seems to be talked about enough. Here are some resources to help you through it, or to help a friend through it. How Being a Spouse Makes Me Feel Invisible https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/blog/2013/01/why-didnt-anyone-tell-me-being-a-spouse-makes-me-invisible.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:5102cd20-8868-c61c-f70b-a5389b5930bf Wed, 02 Jan 2013 13:00:04 +0000 Spouses get the briefs at pre-deployment and reintegration meetings so that we can do our part in getting soldiers help. But what about spouses? Who watches us for signs that we are in trouble? Deployment Confessions From a Brand New Army Wife https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/blog/2012/12/ydu-confessions-of-a-brand-new-army-wife.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:3e999a93-4ca4-611d-9391-8658e06b1b03 Wed, 19 Dec 2012 13:46:04 +0000 One Army wife shares the things she's discovered are normal about deployment that she wished someone would have told her before. Why Doesn't a Best Friend Come With My PCS? https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/blog/2012/02/ydu-a-best-friend-doesnt-come-with-my-pcs.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:33c8059f-e828-6713-fe5c-ba2e5478f3ec Tue, 21 Feb 2012 08:29:26 +0000 Military spouses make the best of friends, but sometimes it's hard to find one. But with some time, you'll find that while your next best friend doesn't come guaranteed with your PCS, you'll find one soon. The Military Mama Gift Guide https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/blog/2011/11/the-military-mama-gift-guide.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:4c600c22-0416-4a04-f69d-1649326ffb84 Mon, 21 Nov 2011 06:00:54 +0000 We asked some seasoned military moms what their top can’t-live-without items are and, based on their input, created a short military mama gift guide! Should You Share Your Spouse With Your In-Laws Over Mid-Deployment Leave? https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/blog/2008/05/from-the-mail-2.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:a33b0405-9ea3-24ab-1780-7786e8647992 Wed, 21 May 2008 11:30:46 +0000