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/ 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. You're Getting Ready to Move. Is Now the Time to Make New Friends? https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/05/04/youre-getting-ready-move-now-time-make-new-friends.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:9e0af3ce-fe4c-b2fd-d6b8-20e080f41f6b Mon, 04 May 2020 15:17:44 +0000 There comes a time in each PCS cycle where you just feel, well, done. You're done buying groceries, done making plans past the packing days and done meeting new people. 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. Celebrate Milspouse Appreciation Day With the Creators of makeHER https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/04/30/celebrate-milspouse-appreciation-day-creators-makeher.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:16ad8c9d-ff88-aaae-1551-0c418300fac5 Thu, 30 Apr 2020 13:04:43 +0000 On May 8th, in celebration of Military Spouse Appreciation Day, military spouse entrepreneurs are invited to attend a virtual Business Shower hosted by the trio. Here Are 2 Ways to Get Free Online Military Counseling https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/04/29/here-are-2-ways-get-free-online-military-counseling.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:f8499a99-aacc-b999-70fc-c6e9f2f8ac9a Wed, 29 Apr 2020 19:12:58 +0000 But how do you continue -- or start -- counseling when you can’t even get an appointment for a referral? Welcome to the world of telehealth. Military & Family Life Counselors and Military Kids Reunite on Zoom https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/04/28/military-family-life-counselors-and-military-kids-reunite-zoom.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:5fbe16c3-6fe8-dc6a-6e5e-ae55543cda38 Tue, 28 Apr 2020 19:01:09 +0000 Emergency GivingTuesday Launched in Response to Pandemic https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/04/24/emergency-givingtuesday-launched-response-pandemic.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:d59f4183-c8a1-2442-2dc4-caed2837def6 Fri, 24 Apr 2020 17:48:26 +0000 Tuesday, May 5, 2020, will be an international day of generosity labeled GivingTuesdayNow. The leaders of the global movement believe that by uniting together, the world can create a wave of generosity that can heal. When War Makes It Hard to Be a Mom https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/04/24/when-war-makes-it-hard-be-mom.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:3e514679-bb9e-ef4d-e23f-bd747de5395b Fri, 24 Apr 2020 15:00:40 +0000 It was a hot July day, 30 years ago, when I went from being single and a civilian to married and a military dependent family membe Are You a Military Spouse Making Masks? Join This Group https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/04/22/are-you-military-spouse-making-masks-join-group.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:b967e0bf-826d-97b6-1506-45192e56b5c2 Wed, 22 Apr 2020 15:18:20 +0000 Face masks are in incredible demand right now, and many military spouses have been making them for their community and for sale. This Military Spouse Creates Flexible Careers for Others Like Her https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/04/21/military-spouse-creates-flexible-careers-others-her.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:75bcf231-c9f6-8bd9-5913-6840a778dc55 Tue, 21 Apr 2020 19:29:33 +0000 December was the lowest point in Justine Evirs' career as both a serial entrepreneur and a military spouse, she said. This Army Wife Is 'Deploying' to Fight COVID-19 https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/04/21/deploying-duty-army-wife-mom-5-heads-nyc-fight-covid-19.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:cac493f0-f842-65f5-ff1a-a3cf2d1d227e Tue, 21 Apr 2020 16:08:54 +0000 So, it was a surreal experience for the nurse who had been out of the workforce to be the one saying goodbye while her husband prepared to take care of their five kids as she left for a different kind of war — the fight against COVID-19. Making Military Spouses a Focus: Abby Malchow https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/04/21/making-military-spouses-focus-abby-malchow.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:3b8468a5-8e75-c503-f60e-01613366f4f7 Tue, 21 Apr 2020 15:25:17 +0000 Sometimes, the most powerful forces behind change come from someone who didn't even know what they were getting into. Tutor.com Extends Free Tutoring for Military Families https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/04/21/tutorcom-extends-free-tutoring-military-families.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:e72dd8d0-4698-b44d-770a-a0024a396239 Tue, 21 Apr 2020 13:33:57 +0000 So I was really excited when Tutor.com decided to temporarily expand eligibility for military families who are now juggling yet another ball in the never-ending game of life. What I Should’ve Told a Civilian About Military Spouses Like Me https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/04/21/what-i-shouldve-told-civilian-about-military-spouses-me.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:7a7282bf-999a-1e99-f660-81dfe1bb9a83 Tue, 21 Apr 2020 13:14:38 +0000 I spoke about thriving on the home front during back-to-back deployments. I spoke about the friendships I made during my husband's aircraft carrier tour. When Your Kid Is the Only Military Child in Town https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/04/20/when-your-kid-only-military-child-town.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:8cec752e-7e99-10e0-9cad-bc0675df1f21 Mon, 20 Apr 2020 15:27:31 +0000 My child is an active-duty military kid, and we were not in a military town. We were, at best, an anomaly and, at worst, a sideshow. Different Countries, Same Military Family https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/04/15/different-countries-same-military-family.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:3caf7098-937c-cca6-13a1-515f80e88185 Wed, 15 Apr 2020 17:07:29 +0000 Deployments are one of those things that affect people differently. Some of us look forward to the lack of military gear in the house, while others enjoy having complete control of the remote. An Upcoming Magazine for Military Kids Aims to Start a New Legacy https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/04/15/upcoming-magazine-military-kids-aims-start-new-legacy.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:f60c4209-3962-5d86-055b-80093631ac99 Wed, 15 Apr 2020 14:46:05 +0000 Legacy Kids Magazine was born. It centers around the idea that children want to invite others into their imaginative world; they're just waiting for the opportunity. Celebrate the Month of the Military Child with AAFES https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/04/15/celebrate-month-military-child-aafes.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:f49c4d3a-57cc-df26-ad16-3a33146cc369 Wed, 15 Apr 2020 12:54:48 +0000 This year's Month of the Military Child has been harder on military kids than ever before because they're stuck at home, unable to play with friends or attend fun events. But the Army and Air Force Exchange Service has something they can look forward to when this is all over. Should TikTok Be a No-Go for Your Military Family? https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/04/14/should-tiktok-be-no-go-your-military-family.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:369934a1-4630-6c21-1c9d-8c323d4f226a Tue, 14 Apr 2020 18:05:43 +0000 Have you ventured into the land of TikTok? Chances are you've seen videos from the new social media platform showing up on other social media platforms. The short, fun videos are popping up everywhere, delighting some and concerning others. Healing Households, Healing Relationships: Lisa Colella https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/04/14/healing-households-healing-relationships-lisa-colella.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:1532d93f-52cd-0d99-13c4-8928663f90ab Tue, 14 Apr 2020 15:37:19 +0000 Leaving the military only to deal with your service member's injuries from war -- many of them invisible -- is harder. The result is sometimes tough family situations that can lead to domestic violence. Here's What It's Like to Be an Astronaut's Wife https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/04/14/heres-what-its-be-astronauts-wife.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:c2d21685-cd12-dc47-3778-f8b96b0dc794 Tue, 14 Apr 2020 13:25:46 +0000 Now imagine that a 30-second countdown clock begins, and at the end of that countdown, that day will become either one of the highlights of your life, or the worst day of your life, and you’re not 100 percent sure which way it’s going to go. Registration Is Open for Homefront Rising's Military Spouse Voting Webinar https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/04/13/registration-open-homefront-risings-military-spouse-voting-webinar.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:49418451-f0db-9df3-c5f7-ee328918302b Mon, 13 Apr 2020 16:00:40 +0000 This year, in lieu of meeting in person, Homefront Rising has shifted gears and is hosting a Military Spouse Voting Webinar, on Friday, May 8th. 15 Ways to Celebrate Easter at Home https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/04/10/15-ways-celebrate-easter-home.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:0ef7f33a-7be1-1877-d9e4-75a624e7a9f3 Fri, 10 Apr 2020 14:23:19 +0000 Here are 15 ideas on how to celebrate Easter at home this year. Sacred and secular. Easy and intricate. And all of them perfect for the last-minute realization that you don't have it all together. Inspired by Love: Community Rallies Around Military Family with Covid-19 https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/04/09/inspired-love-community-rallies-around-military-family-covid-19.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:eff44e18-9512-0449-32af-0bf94345872c Thu, 09 Apr 2020 16:14:25 +0000 "You have to choose joy,” she shared. Gomolka shared that having time slow down for her family was a blessing. Care.com Reaches Out with Child Care Solution for ASYMCA Members https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/04/09/carecom-reaches-out-child-care-solution-asymca-members.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:54e666d2-4ec4-d160-05cd-feb5a7a237d9 Thu, 09 Apr 2020 12:57:51 +0000 Care.com has a solution for some military families. Starting April 9, if you are a member of the Armed Service YMCA (ASYMCA), you can now start a free 90-day premium membership with Care.com. How United Through Reading Makes Storytime Special https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/04/07/how-united-through-reading-makes-storytime-special.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:9b4de8f2-3ee6-8e1c-f02c-bbab6dc4b387 Tue, 07 Apr 2020 14:49:34 +0000 Schools are closed all over the country right now. But one thing continues: storytime. In fact, it may actually be on the upswing. How To Write For SpouseBuzz https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/blog/2014/01/write-for-spousebuzz.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:5a26c6a5-fc50-5624-6279-84fad877c13e Sun, 05 Jan 2014 07:47:01 +0000 In the Spouse world of Military.com, we think that the best ideas about military life come from the people who are living the life Milspouse Appreciation and Mothers-in-Law https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/blog/2011/04/milspouse-appreciation-and-mothers-in-law.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:d7224de0-c351-eebc-54f3-1e42d06057af Mon, 25 Apr 2011 07:27:23 +0000 The stress level of military spouses can seem like a mystery to the outside world, and that includes mothers-in-law.