Why You Lose (or Gain) Weight while Your Spouse is Deployed

Before your spouse leaves, things are probably a bit chaotic. Routine may be tossed out the window because you’re focusing on packing lists, seeing people, pre-deployment leave, and quality time with each other. After they’ve been gone for a bit, you start to get into a new routine. Depending on your occupation, your schedule is likely more consistent, making it easier to create new routines.  Read More

The Phone and the Doorbell

By now, I’m sure you’ve heard of the crisis in Afghanistan.  While I’m not going to bog you down with my political views in light of this situation, I will tell you about my personal perspective on the loss of our service members and how it has affected this retired Navy spouse. 23 years ago, my husband left for Bootcamp.  We were both kids, and at the time, it seemed like the world was…  Read More

PCS Must-Have: MILLIE Scout

MILLIE is a one-of-a-kind resource for military families that provides tools and assistance to make military moves as seamless as possible. We recently had the opportunity to speak with one of MILLIE’s ‘Scouts’, Jana, who shared more about MILLIE’s mission, resources, and benefits. There are 3 tiers to MILLIE:

Grace of a Military Child Podcast

Grace of a Military Child Podcast was created by Gracie Burgess. Gracie was an army brat since the day she was born. Her dad joined the military right out of high school. During his service, he was wounded in Afghanistan by an IED in November of 2011. That incident changed the path of Gracie and […]

Pillar Deployment Retreat

What is PILLAR and who can get involved? PILLAR is the first ever digital retreat for deployment countdowns!  We’ll be gathering more than 21 military spouses and lifestyle experts online November 8- 10 to share their best strategies for a healthy, happy deployment countdown. The entire retreat will happen right in our private Facebook Group […]

Spotlight: Rachelle, Owner and Creator of Sea to Sea with Love

Meet one of our featured small businesses who donated a great giveaway for our IML subscribers! More information about the giveaway below. Let’s meet Rachelle! Hello! I’m Rachelle and I’m the owner and creator of Sea to Sea with Love. I’m a Navy wife and mom to three amazing kids!  I started Sea to Sea […]

Spotlight: Ashley Weinert and Counting Our Heroes Home

Written By: Ashley Weinert @countingourheroeshome … a business that sends families all the tools that they need to be successful during deployment, spend quality time as a family and strengthen the bond between the child(ren) and their deployed parent. Ashley Weinert and Counting Our Heroes Home My name is Ashley Weinert, I’m an Army wife […]

Spotlight: Bryant, Mark, and Oliver from @thecozyhomegays

“Thank you so much Bryant, Marko, and little Oliver from @thecozyhomegays, for interviewing with It’s a Military Life for our Happy Home page launch and getting us excited for our theme week: Making a House a Home. We will be focusing on ways to make a house a home, with DIY projects, home decor advice, […]