Constant relocation and tight-knit communities can make military families particularly susceptible to cold and flu viruses. One child can come home from school with a sneeze and in a matter of 24 hours, an entire household is sharing the gift that keeps on giving — a nasty cold.
But before you make a midnight run to closest Walgreens, consider taking a look in your pantry. Prior to the rise of the modern medical industry and 24-hour drug stores, “folk” recipes were standard for moms. In fact, the all-natural craze is merely a revival of an age-old way of life.
Whether your aim is to provide your family with natural solutions or just to cut costs, becoming familiar with homemade cold and flu remedies can be very helpful.
This is the first of a two-part series on Power of Attorney (see part 2)
Service members facing a likelihood of deployment overseas should get to know the concept of Power of Attorney, or POA, which gives loved ones and other trusted friends the ability to enter into and execute legally binding contracts and handle other important needs in your stead.
POA is essential for family members to perform several tasks. But first service members and their families need to have an idea of how giving and receiving power of attorney works. See More
It is an honor to be a parent of a United States soldier, they volunteered to fight for our country and you should be very proud of them.
That being said, you, like most parents out there, probably have many emotional and mixed feelings about a current or upcoming deployment. It is easy to start feeling helpless when your son or daughter gets deployment orders. You may feel like there is nothing you can do.
We put together the best tips and advice on how to support your child while he or she is deployed. They deserve all the support they can get! See More
For military members, buying life insurance isn’t the only way to guarantee their family’s financial survival. By choosing to participate in the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP), you can ensure that your family maintains a stable source of income.
Typically, the death of a military member would mean that military retirement pay ceases, which can leave families struggling to maintain. But by participating in the SBP, beneficiaries retain their financial security and may be able to avoid a hefty life insurance premium. See More
Much of military life is spent on the move.
Service members are typically transient, spending a few years in one location before packing up to head to a new installation. Moving can be an exciting time, but every decision is linked directly to time, effort and, of course, money.
Here are some moving tips that can help maximize your budget and your sanity: See More
When a parent is deployed for service the impact on children can be hard for them to handle.
To help provide military families with the resources and emotional support to deal with the absence of a family member the Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street, has created the Talk, Listen, Connect: Deployments, Homecomings, Changes initiative.
Although it’s never easy to be separated from the person you love, holiday seasons likely exacerbate how much you long for your family member.
With Thanksgiving just three weeks away, now is a good time to prepare yourself and the rest of the family for the absence on those special occasions. At the same time, if things change for the better and your service member can make it home, then you’ll be that much happier.
Try following some of the tips below to make those special occasions less lonely.
With companies scaling back their hiring efforts, capitalizing on every interview opportunity is crucial.
Just landing the interview means they’re interested in what you have to offer, and now you need to close the deal. And the best way to do that is by being professional, engaging and confident. Companies only want the very best.
The other day I was looking for care package ideas, as always, and I stumbled upon an interesting group on the photo sharing site Flickr, called “13 ounces or less”.
For those less familiar with mail services this is the rule direct from the United States Postal Services:
Things less than or equal to 13 ounces are the easiest to mail because they just require regular stamps or you can print the postage at your computer and they can be mailed from your mailbox or in any postal drop. The upsides are obvious: no standing in line at the post office, no worries about huge shipping costs, these are quick to make and handled more quickly by the mail services, and they take less time to get to your soldier. See More
Moving can be an incredibly stressful time for anyone, and when the move is mandatory for a job the pressure is really on.
A Permanent Change of Station (PCS) includes any move mandated by the military from the first active post to a move back home after active duty. Often there isn’t a lot of time for service members and their families to investigate their options so here are a few tips to make sure you have a stress free move. See More