Joining Forces hosts a Mother’s Day tea every year for mothers in military families, including female service members who are mothers, as well as military spouses. It is just a gesture — as Michelle Obama said, “at the end of the day, it is just tea” — but it is a gesture that sends a message that these military families are important. It also makes a huge difference for the military families who are invited into the White House with open arms.
This year, Military Spouse Central was invited to attend the May 9 event, thanks to Circle of Moms by POPSUGAR who arranged for Military Spouse Bloggers to cover this event.
April is the month of the military child, and we at Military Spouse Central can’t help but be excited. After all, there’s very few opportunities to honor our military children.
These kids face countless challenges, and it’s hard to not be amazed at their ability to adapt and soldier on, through thick and thin. Their resiliency and strength makes them pretty super in our eyes, and we’re guessing you feel the same way too. See More
The Military Ball is the black tie event of the year and provides military couples with an excellent opportunity to dress up and wine and dine with their closest peers. For female spouses of military members, the ball is always a great time to find a new exquisite gown, stunning jewelry and a nice pair of heels to match. While shopping for a new ball gown is always fun, trying to find a dress that’s both stunning and appropriate that adheres to the military ball dress code can lead to a bit of anxiety.
Some women have a tendency to be over the top when it comes to the military ball. While any woman would love to have a presence, spouses should remember that the military ball is about their service member and that there is a fine line between classy and trashy. So how does a spouse go about finding that perfect gown for the ball? By taking a few lessons from prior ball gown traditions.
Military Saves is a year-round campaign that provides resources to military families for financial planning and saving. Military Saves Week 2013 is 2/25/13 – 3/2/13 and coincides with America Saves week. To see more information on these programs see americasaves.org and militarysaves.org. See More
We got a ton of great responses to the December edition of our “Blue Star Stories” initiative. Thanks for taking time to share your stories with us!
This month’s winners are Army spouses Rebekah Corcoran and Holly Bell. Each will receive a $50 coupon to the Veterans United gear store. Here are their outstanding responses.
Christmas can be a difficult time. With nosy relatives, a seemingly endless swath of dishes to clean and the inevitable red wine spill, it’s easy to forget the reason for all that hard work: seeing a smile on everyone’s face.
If there’s a military spouse in your life you’d like to spoil (or if you’d like to spoil yourself), here’s a few gift suggestions hand-picked by other military spouses. They’re guaranteed to put a smile on your loved one’s face. For other suggestions, check out our other gift guides.
There’s countless holiday traditions that families enjoy together, but perhaps none as creative (or adorable) as Elf on a Shelf. Recently, Elf on the Shelf has been gaining popularity as a new tradition in many more homes.
According to tradition, this mischievous elf comes out every year before Christmas and checks in on little children on behalf of Santa Claus. While this elf visits your home, he comes alive at night and tends to get into a little bit of trouble. See More
If your Facebook friends are anything like mine, you have probably noticed a trending status topic this November: 30 Days of Thankfulness. Although I have not participated in this exercise, I have gained much insight into the hearts of my friends that have been faithful to pen their thankfulness. As I read the lists that include things like friends, a warm home and freedom, I can’t help but think beyond these lists.
When I consider the true meaning behind Thanksgiving, I feel challenged to think about things that I not only take for granted, but am also upset by.
This season, Military Spouse Central wants to help you send your service member some cheer in the form of a care package, so we’re having another contest on Pinterest.
Check it out and tell your friends. We don’t just have one winner in this contest, will be giving prizes to the top three boards.