How to Make (and Keep!) Your New Year’s Resolutions for 2022

With January in full swing, there’s no time like the present to start focusing on those resolutions you made for the new year. But for many of us, it can be difficult to get started. Maybe you have a resolution in mind but aren’t sure where to begin. Or perhaps you haven’t had a chance […]

How to Celebrate the Holidays, DIY Style

Between the gifts, the decorating, and the baking, the holiday season can be expensive—not to mention hectic! One surefire way to help bring down the costs of the season is by taking a DIY (that is, “do it yourself”) approach to many of your holiday traditions. Read on for a few ways to celebrate on […]

The History of Veterans Day and How to Celebrate in 2021

As service members and veterans of the Armed Forces (and their families), you’re already aware of the significance of Veteran’s Day—but do you know anything about its history?  Observed annually on November 11, this federal holiday dates back to November 11, 1919. That was when President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11 as “Armistice Day,” a […]

Clever and Creative Uses for Pumpkin (Beyond Jack-O’-Lanterns)

Once October rolls around, it seems like pumpkins take over everything around us, from our decor to our doorsteps and even our recipes. And while we welcome pumpkin’s position as fall’s favorite gourd, there’s something to be said for projects and ideas that utilize pumpkins in new, non-traditional ways. Read on for three clever and […]

Prepare to Protect: It’s National Preparedness Month!

Is your family prepared for an emergency? Would you know what to do in the event of a disaster? Do you have an emergency supply kit ready? If your answer to any of these questions is no (or even yes), September is a good time to reevaluate and reassess your preparedness for disaster. After all, […]

Clever Tips to Help Your Family Transition Into the New School Year

Another summer is drawing to a close, which means it’s time to swap long, leisurely days for the hustle and bustle of a new school year. For adults and kids alike, the transition is sometimes easier said than done. Here are a few tips to help you and your family get in the back-to-school mindset. […]

5 Budget-Friendly Ways to Have Fun This Summer, DIY Style!

Between vacation, camps, trips to amusement parks, and, of course, countless snacks, the cost to keep kids fed and entertained during the summer can really add up. Thankfully, there’s an equal number of ways that families can have fun during the summer months without spending an arm and a leg. Read on for five inexpensive […]

How to Celebrate Father’s Day From Afar

For many dads, Father’s Day begins with breakfast in bed, followed by quality time spent with close family—and maybe a gift or two. But for families whose fathers are deployed or TDY, the third Sunday of June looks a little different. That doesn’t mean, however, that Father’s Day isn’t cause for celebration; it just takes […]

May Is Military Appreciation Month!

The month of May holds a special place in the hearts of military personnel and their families. Why? Because it’s National Military Appreciation Month (NMAM)! The history of this month-long celebration can be traced back to 1999, when it was officially designated by Congress. In the years since, the month of May has become synonymous with recognizing […]

Fun Ways to Celebrate the Month of the Military Child

For many people, the month of April gives reason to celebrate warmer temperatures, blooming flowers, and longer days. But for members of the military and their families, the month offers a different cause for celebration, as April is known as the Month of the Military Child! All month long, our youngest heros are recognized for their […]

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