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 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 Your Installation Bans Trick-or-Treating https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/09/29/how-make-halloween-fun-if-your-installation-bans-trick-or-treating.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:d3bdd42f-857e-2821-3089-6527404ab6b5 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, I'll Actually Miss the Ball This Year https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/09/21/yes-ill-actually-miss-ball-year.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:a85abd3c-192b-1b12-2ffc-7acb3e31878e Mon, 21 Sep 2020 19:05:31 +0000 One thing that usually brings us all together is missing this year: the military ball. But this year, there is no ball -- and I'm actually going to miss it. Get Hired or Get Out: New Report Highlights Ongoing Military Spouse Employment Woes https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/09/17/get-hired-or-get-out-new-report-highlights-ongoing-military-spouse-employment-woes.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:282f9674-b4b1-7f91-259a-eec45317b00f Thu, 17 Sep 2020 21:02:24 +0000 Retention is an ongoing problem for dual-income military families, as military spouses continue to face challenges creating and keeping their own career despite deployments and moves, according to data in a report released Thursday. New 'Sesame Street' Resources Help Parents and Children Navigate Health Care Challenges https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/09/16/new-sesame-street-resources-help-parents-and-children-navigate-health-care-challenges.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:84f619e0-71c2-c664-55f5-39869f5bdec1 Wed, 16 Sep 2020 17:14:48 +0000 The "Sesame Street for Military Families: Transitions in Health Care" resources are available online, along with the other resources for military families on relocation, deployments and homecomings and transitioning to civilian life. 2020 Military Spouse Employment Summit Goes Virtual https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/09/15/2020-military-spouse-employment-summit-goes-virtual.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:093dfa76-5e20-0c94-d978-1779f793fdee Tue, 15 Sep 2020 17:19:13 +0000 As with many things this year, the annual Military Spouse Employment Summit, hosted by Hiring Our Heroes (HoH), is moving to a virtual event. Join them on September 17th to learn more about their work. Kick-Start Your Business with This Virtual Launch Camp https://www.military.com/2020/09/14/kick-start-your-business-virtual-launch-camp.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:126b80f5-2ca5-9b37-a9ed-97e6f9a1586d Mon, 14 Sep 2020 15:22:53 +0000 Military spouses looking to start their own business are encouraged to check out the Military Spouse Entrepreneur Virtual Launch Camp, presented via Zoom, a collaboration from SEED SPOT and MFAN. How Military Spouses Can Get Out the Vote, Without Taking Sides https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/09/10/how-military-spouses-can-get-out-vote-without-taking-sides.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:23cb18af-e94a-6701-e892-79cd35ef173d Thu, 10 Sep 2020 13:30:55 +0000 Hear me, please. Voting is important. It's a right and a responsibility. But voting yourself may not be enough. Here are ways you can encourage others to vote, without taking sides. Take This Survey to Voice Your Concerns About Military Special Education https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/09/09/take-survey-voice-your-concerns-about-military-special-education.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:c88091f4-50f1-0450-56e3-d9fc3e982be8 Wed, 09 Sep 2020 16:22:33 +0000 From its first survey in 2020, the group Partners in PROMISE -- Protect the Rights Of Military children In Special Education, was able to show that military special education families are struggling. Make Your Voice Heard with the 2020 Blue Star Families Survey https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/09/03/make-your-voice-heard-2020-blue-star-families-survey.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:dc5850dc-2e5f-63be-f92c-a39f82e12c8e Thu, 03 Sep 2020 19:15:20 +0000 The 2020 survey is open to service members, families and veterans from September 8 through October 16. BSF expects opinions and experiences gleaned from the survey to be used by law and policy makers to shape military family-focused programs. This Retreat Can Help Spouses Prepare for Deployment https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/09/02/retreat-can-help-spouses-prepare-deployment.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:42fbc609-1099-ab0c-4c1f-d0b22b5e3cd6 Wed, 02 Sep 2020 14:51:22 +0000 Dealing with a deployment can be overwhelming and frustrating, but two military spouses are working hard to make it easier. Veteran Caregivers Can Get Free Mental Health Support Through This Service https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/09/02/veteran-caregivers-can-get-free-mental-health-support-through-service.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:0800064c-a623-3c81-3a02-800d44476470 Wed, 02 Sep 2020 12:52:59 +0000 A new program from Solders' Angels is offering free mental health counseling telehealth support to military and veteran caregivers who sign up with the service. Ready to Upgrade your DIY Skills? Here Are 3 Live Workshops to Help https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/08/24/ready-upgrade-your-diy-skills-here-are-3-live-workshops-help.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:7946f681-a7fb-140e-635a-592a468e5121 Mon, 24 Aug 2020 18:46:00 +0000 Have your quarantine projects run their course? If you're looking for some inspiration on what to do next with all your spare time, the USO and Lowe's have you covered. Skip the 22 Push-Ups and Help Collect 1 Million Miles of Exercise Instead https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/08/17/skip-22-push-ups-and-help-collect-1-million-miles-of-exercise-instead.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:1a15c14b-25d1-4515-4f3e-cfac082d03f8 Mon, 17 Aug 2020 15:21:33 +0000 You're probably familiar with the physical challenge 22 push-ups highlighting veteran suicide prevention. Now a these military spouses are using that symbolic 22 count to collect miles as part of their own suicide prevention project. Dear Military Spouse: Stop Sharing Facebook Giveaways https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2020/08/14/dear-military-spouse-stop-sharing-facebook-giveaways.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:a607bf8b-f522-4ac0-4535-07c9eaf1bb6c Fri, 14 Aug 2020 18:12:00 +0000 Everyone loves free stuff, and social media has taken on the world of giveaways. Some are legitimate, but many are not. But is it dangerous to share these giveaways on the off chance you could actually win an RV? 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. 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. What You Should Wear to a Military Ball https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/blog/2012/10/what-you-should-wear-to-a-military-ball.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:9a41cce5-54e9-0a48-7be1-eb728833e808 Fri, 05 Oct 2012 07:00:46 +0000 If you're looking to be prepared and stock your closet with some ready-to-go military ball options -- that will turn heads in the classy, desirable kind of way -- here are some of our suggestions. Dear Army: Why Isn't our Birthday Cool Like the Corps'? https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/blog/2012/06/dear-army-why-isnt-our-birthday-cool-like-the-corps.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:5d8b8057-946c-e954-a54e-1f63c20aa168 Mon, 11 Jun 2012 13:00:06 +0000 I’m a proud Army wife, so I know when Army people get excited about stuff. But why don't they get excited about the Army birthday? Remembering 9/11 https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/blog/2010/09/remembering-september-11-2001.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:457f868d-c0f6-5017-277c-27f2a12c258f Sat, 11 Sep 2010 02:01:00 +0000 Wwe can confidently say that we will remember, today and every day, September 11th, 2011, and the things that happened to define our nation and ourselves. 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.