Spring break is just around the corner, and even if you feel like a vacation may be out of your financial comfort zone, there are plenty of options for families looking to travel on a budget.
According to the Department of Labor, the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 was enacted to help “balance the demands of the workplace with the needs of families.” Anyone who has attempted to juggle the demands of being a parent or spouse with being an employee knows how difficult this task can be.
The additional stress of being a parent or spouse in the military community can make finding and keeping a job even harder. For this reason, the military community has been a primary focus for FMLA legislation over the past 20 years. Recent changes to FMLA specifically address issues faced by the military community.
To put it mildly, us military families value a service member’s visit home for Rest and Recuperation (Rest and Relaxation, or R&R). Military spouses get a chance to reconnect with their beloved husband or wife. But, of course, R&R is fleeting.
Here are some tips designed to help you maximize that time:
Before your spouse arrives home, romantic thoughts of having him or her all to yourself will arise. But don’t expect this to translate into reality, especially if you have kids. In fact, children are more likely to let their parents have alone time if they spent time with the returning service member first.