Welcome to DCMiltary Family Life. This site is for spouses, moms, dads, and children of service members and veterans in DC, MD, and VA.
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Celebrating Heroes Triathlon Event InformationWhen: Sunday, June 23, 2013Time: 7:00 a.m.Distance: .62 Mile Swim – 17.5 Mile Bike – 3.4 Mile RunWhere: Centennial Park, Columbia, MDRegistration: Please visit…Continue
We are new to DC but I bring with me a non-profit organization geared towards military families. We offer FREE education in nutrition and exercise as well as FREE exercise classes in Poweryoga and Powerbodyz. We focus on small life style changes…Continue
My first thought after reading Alice Swan’s section of our ‘Sharing the Podium’ piece was that it wasn’t necessarily military life trapping children today, it has something to do with the culture at large. And while I certainly don’t have Alice’s experience and perspective when it comes to changing duty stations and starting anew in a strange place, what I have seen isn’t quite the ideal situation I’d hoped for in raising my kids. I…Continue
If you are like me, baseball season is the best! We just went last week to my son's Opening Ceremonies. I love this sport. With baseball season underway, GovX is now offering special priced tickets for MLB games through its proprietary online verification technology. All active, reserve, veteran…Continue
Oh, the wonders of the shore tour...
In a few months, my husband and I are taking the trip-of-a-lifetime--to Paris! We are bringing our baby daughter (we'll see how she fares on the transatlantic flight...), and plan to spend a week exploring the not-so-touristy parts of the city (we visited Paris many years ago, and saw a lot of the "must-see" things, like the Louvre--but then I got debilitating food poisoning, so my memories are hazy).
My dream has always been to take a trip…Continue
In many military communities, Mary Kay, Stella-and-Dot, and other direct-sales parties are very popular. It is a way for women to get together, shop and have fun at the same time, especially in areas where there may not be very much else to do! Recently, I discovered a new kind of party--the fundraising party.
Bead for Life is a nonprofit organization that aims to help eradicate poverty in Uganda by hiring women to make colorful paper beaded jewelry. The women are trained in business…Continue
Dear Chris: I can only imagine how long this winter has been for you, with young children in the house. Even the strongest military parent needs a break…Continue
Until recently I thought people were referring to other military spouses when they used the term “seasoned spouse.” Then a friend asked me what I’ve done to survive 23 years of this crazy lifestyle and I finally had to admit that I am probably in that “well seasoned” category. It…Continue
Today I read something that shocked and saddened me. I read an article about a Gold Star Wife named Theresa Jones and the terrible situtation that her deceased husband Lt. Cmdr. Landon Jones left her in.
You can read the full story here.
Though I'll give you the gist of it now. Her husband was a very money savvy and frugal gentleman, whom…Continue
Listening to all the conversations about military children – how difficult their life is, the challenges they deal with, how the past 13 years of war has affected them – one thing seems to be forgotten. In the end, they are just kids, kids who want to run, play, have fun, win a prize and enjoy a day with their mom, dad…Continue