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Veterans Day Parade illustration by Paul Dillon from the book N Is for Never Forget, published by Elva Resa

Military Appreciation: 11 Ways to Honor Veterans

Anyone, whether military or civilian, can recognize those who serve the military by saying “thank you,” by volunteering, and by learning more about those who serve. Nancy Polette's middle grade picture book, N Is for Never...

Unplug and Tune in to Maintain a Healthy Marriage

Healthy marriages don't just happen. They require intentionality and focused attention, particularly amid the challenges of military life. Sometimes this means unplugging—from both technology and other demands. “In helping professions ... there’s a lot of...

Playtime: 10 Ways to Brighten Deployment Days

It’s tempting for a military family to take the “hunker down” approach to deployment. The parent on the home front often has his or her hands full just getting through each day; or the...

Write It Out: Journals Help Kids Process Emotions

Journaling is a great way to help kids sort out the feelings they have about military life. The benefits of journaling are numerous. Journals give children a place to write down and consider their...