Minimizing Pantry Waste during a PCS

We’ve all been there. You’re getting ready to move, and you probably have quite a few groceries left. I mean, when do you really stop buying groceries? After all, you have to feed yourself, your spouse, and likely some kids or fur babies. At first… Read More

Finding Joy Where You are Stationed

If where we are stationed isn’t where we want to be and the appealing things are hard to find, how do we find those sparks of joy that leave us feeling content and happy with our current home? 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:

IML Must-Read (Read Aloud): Milly’s PCS Worries with Author Amy Rivera

Amy Rivera is a school counselor, mom, and military spouse. She combined what she loves with who she is to make her first children’s book, “Milly’s PCS Worries.” As a school counselor, she has a passion for working with children and helping them cope with their feelings; combining this passion with her experience of being […]

Spotlight Special: Partners in PROMISE 2021 Military Special Education Survey

Information from Jennifer Barnhill at Partners in PROMISE and the original article Why Another Survey? Partners in PROMISE’s 2021 Military Special Education Survey and Official Press Release Partners in PROMISE was founded because we knew how powerful telling our personal stories would be. We are a storytelling organization, but we also want to do the […]

Spotlight Special: Nadia, Military Spouse and Real Estate Agent

Resources Provided By: Nadia Anac, Realtor, J.D. Meet Nadia! As an active duty military spouse, Nadia has first-hand knowledge of the need to buy or sell your home quickly and efficiently. Armed with a law degree, a background in business entrepreneurship, and a thorough understanding of the real estate market, Nadia uses the most up-to-date […]

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, […]

Military Teen Perspective: How to Introduce Yourself

This piece comes from Bloom: Empowering the Military Teen, and it is written by military teen, Malayna S. Thank you, Maylayna, for sharing your story! The thing about constantly moving is that it’s hard to make friends. You move to a brand new place where you don’t know the people, the area, or the social […]

Living in a “Not-So-Great” Place: 6 Ways to Make the Best Out of Living Somewhere You Don’t Like

This piece comes from Bloom: Empowering the Military Teen, and it is written by military teen Genevieve O. Thank you, Genevieve, for sharing your story! (Photo Credit: Genevieve O.) I’ve moved eleven times and while I have seen some beautiful, unique, and exciting places, I’ve dealt with some moves that did not lead to a […]