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 Military Spouses Can Learn Good Financial Habits, Pass Them Down to Kids https://www.military.com/2021/03/18/how-military-spouses-can-learn-good-financial-habits-pass-them-down-kids.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:9f6c1096-9fd9-f9d5-a622-eac8d3f7e97c Thu, 18 Mar 2021 13:24:14 +0000 Family finances are a topic not often discussed around the dinner table. But there are several reasons why they should be. We learn through experiences, and our kids can learn through our financial experiences. Military Family Desperate for Return of Son's Ashes After They're Stolen During Move https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2021/03/05/military-family-desperate-return-of-sons-ashes-after-theyre-stolen-during-move.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:0e014d8e-4983-eb0f-e95a-5417541e7e3b Fri, 05 Mar 2021 19:17:01 +0000 The Bentons suffered an unimaginable loss six years ago, and are now living through another nightmare. Their U-Haul was stolen while they moved across the country and they're looking for help finding the contents of it. A New Retreat Offers Seasoned Spouses a Chance to Focus on Themselves Before Transition https://www.military.com/2021/03/03/new-retreat-offers-seasoned-spouses-chance-focus-themselves-transition.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:108f181f-8fe5-6344-fb76-86d21fda8962 Wed, 03 Mar 2021 12:20:53 +0000 The two-day virtual Evolve retreat is the first of its kind geared specifically toward seasoned spouses and will be held in April. Registration is now open. Navy Spouse Is Behind a Drive to Mandate a Key Safety Change in Schools, Day Cares https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2021/02/26/navy-spouse-behind-drive-mandate-key-safety-change-schools-day-cares.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:4cae81cd-552d-3e45-ae9e-f49c6666b1a0 Fri, 26 Feb 2021 14:41:59 +0000 Military spouses are known for their hard work and passion to get things done, so it came as no surprise that Navy spouse Nikki Ja Want to Ask a Famous Athlete a Question? Check Out the USO's MVP Champions Series https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2021/02/25/want-ask-famous-athlete-question-check-out-usos-mvp-champions-series.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:61c4e623-3c03-3627-66fb-61763310209f Thu, 25 Feb 2021 11:39:55 +0000 Over the next few weeks, athletes will take center stage as part of the MVP Champions Series. Athletes from many sports and backgrounds are participating, from football player J.J. Watt to Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez. 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. 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. 10 Great Things About Volunteering on Base https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/2017/12/19/10-great-things-about-volunteering-base.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:0d280dd5-adb1-6e63-685a-42a7a5958243 Tue, 19 Dec 2017 21:43:37 +0000 Think of volunteering as just something to fill the time? 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. Maybe You're the Reason You're Lonely https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/blog/2017/10/maybe-reason-youre-lonely.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:771c7878-2950-cc0a-51e7-46b5f40be9fd Sat, 07 Oct 2017 08:00:00 +0000 I'm not sure that there's a military spouse who hasn't ever felt completely isolated, but are you making the effort to be less lonely? 3 Ways to Prep for a TDY Like a Boss https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/blog/2017/09/3-ways-prep-tdy-like-boss.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:9dcc51f5-25d9-8ec9-a1d3-8bf61b867bcf Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:00:00 +0000 We can handle prepping for a last-minute deployment because we have experience and, well, we have to. But sometimes, the unexpected TDY gets us all off-kilter. Here are some tips for preparing for those. What to do When Everyone on Facebook Hates Your New Duty Station https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/blog/2017/09/finding-way-beyond-facebook.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:58eda6f7-417e-0ce1-28e7-02eef82216fa Tue, 12 Sep 2017 10:00:00 +0000 Not every duty station has the same reaction from family members, so what do you do when everyone hates your next duty station? I Am Not 'Just' a Military Wife https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/blog/2017/08/not-military-wife-neither.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:fb56ff6f-574a-1ed7-5f57-4c0b8778c952 Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:00:26 +0000 I'm a sister, a daughter, a wife and a friend. I have my own hobbies and interests. I'm not loving the "Army wife" label they've given me and I'm not going to let it define me. Deployments Don't Always Capture That Elusive Hollywood Moment https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/blog/2017/08/didnt-tell-elusive-hollywood-moment.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:1148ef21-97c2-e3f9-51ea-c3611cd7f8e8 Fri, 04 Aug 2017 08:00:46 +0000 Deployments and homecomings aren't always the stuff of Hollywood movies, but they still get you right in the feels. 9 Simple Ways to Keep Your Marriage First https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/blog/2017/08/9-simple-ways-keep-marriage-first-summer.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:4d098ec7-4646-989c-4d4f-0e9cf8e21c0b Wed, 02 Aug 2017 08:00:00 +0000 Summer is a hard time for those who experience parenting guilt, but some think that the best gift you can give your children is a happy marriage. Read on for some practical ideas on how to do that this year. 7 Ideas for Planning the Perfect Staycation https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/blog/2017/07/7-perfect-staycation-ideas.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:5bb7eea1-56d7-2c92-fcce-6a3fb441a08f Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:00:00 +0000 No matter if you are going on vacay or staying home this summer, there are little things you can do to have a wonderful ‘Staycation’ right where the military has planted you. What you need are staycation ideas. 5 Ways to Beat the PCS Restaurants-Only Diet https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/blog/2017/07/5-ways-beat-pcs-restaurants-diet.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:4333af7e-abf4-b8c1-dce0-46a4b68b119b Tue, 11 Jul 2017 10:00:00 +0000 Moving across the country doesn't mean you have to eat in restaurants three times a day. Here are some ideas for those times you would like to avoid a sit-down meal out on the town. Get Rid of Junk: Fast and Easy Purge Tips https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/blog/2017/07/get-rid-of-junk-fast.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:65f68e6a-e256-bf02-4910-edd78188b1a4 Fri, 07 Jul 2017 08:00:39 +0000 It's time to get rid of some stuff, but how do you do it? 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. Should You Let the Movers Pack Your Underwear? https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/blog/2017/04/poll-will-let-movers-pack-underwear.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:ab3c8ae7-7571-b253-a555-a49f261f9824 Sun, 16 Apr 2017 08:00:32 +0000 Military PCS moves are the source of endless controversy and discussion in the military community. But the mother of all PCS questions may surprise you, and your mother. Does Race Matter in the Military Community? https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/blog/2017/04/race-matter-military-community.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:434eed09-b60b-6c71-e50d-2f41912d992c Tue, 04 Apr 2017 10:00:00 +0000 Being affiliated with the military means that no matter where you grew up, you are thrust into a melting pot. Different genders, races, religions, upbringings and beliefs intersect, all working toward one common goal. 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. 11 Housewarming Gifts to Welcome New Military Spouse Neighbors https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/blog/2016/11/housewarming-gifts-military-neighbor.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:d0af9e53-ff9f-b7bc-490c-c8a428bb580e Thu, 10 Nov 2016 08:00:35 +0000 Housewarming gifts may be old-fashioned, but it's still encouraged. Here are some ideas for those new military neighbors. What's the Deal With Tipping the Military Movers? https://www.military.com/spousebuzz/blog/2016/06/whats-the-deal-with-tipping-the-military-movers.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:08c160a0-8273-b0c0-f3f2-db62da43feec Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:00:48 +0000 It's an age-old military move question: do I tip the movers? Is lunch enough? What about lunch and a tip? How do I know what the right thing to do is? 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.