Welcome to DCMiltary Family Life. This site is for spouses, moms, dads, and children of service members and veterans in DC, MD, and VA.
Anything interesting happening this first weekend in August on Belvoir?Continue
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
A creature of habit, my shopping forays typically involve the two mile trek from home to Fort Myer. Chalk it up to routine, fear of getting stuck in traffic, and the comfort of the familiar. But a recent errand for spouse found me heading south across the borderline - the dreaded Springfield Mixing Bowl - to Fort Belvoir. The three factors just listed had kept me away from the Exchange and Commissary there for about two years. So I was not prepared for the surprise that waited for…Continue
You know those wacky carnival mirrors that distort all of your features into unrecognizable proportions? The ones that, if you look at them from one perspective, you appear somewhat normal. But if you shift your weight just a little bit, get closer or move farther away, one portion of your face or body balloons up or gets minimized?
I find that being…Continue
Do you have a little chef who loves to cook and create healthy meals? Well if you do then get to creating and enter your recipe and you might just be on your way to the Kids State Dinner this summer. This summer my daughter helped create our version of the Mozzarella and…Continue
Here is something fun and exciting! I love hearing about these stories of moms getting to go to these baby showers, it makes me miss being pregnant. You know being a CPL's spouse and only one income way back in the day when we had our first daughter, it was very hard to get things. I really am blessed for my family…Continue
Truth be told, I was almost on the verge of missing this tasty discovery. Back at the start of the year I confessed that my resolution was to share more through the next twelve months. My plan involved helping at the…Continue
Chris and Alice Tackle: The Recent DoD Budget Announcement
We're offering our unique perspectives on the hottest topics affecting military life. Feel free to join the discussion.
From Alice: Chris, I have to ask you, "As a much younger than me" Army spouse, how did Secretary Hagel's announcement…Continue
The military community is a strange phenomenon, financially. It is one of the only communities in which you know exactly how much money your friends make--usually, because it's the same as you're making. With the constant threat of relocation looming, spouses often choose not to work, or are unable to find stable jobs, making a lot of military familes one-income households. While I work part-time teaching at a university, this brings only a little income, and, essentially, my household is…Continue
The 2011 film Warrior tells the story of a broken family. An alcoholic father, played by Nick Nolte, destroys his family with his drinking and his verbal and physical abuse. One son, Tommy, played by Tom Hardy, leaves with his mother to escape the father’s wrath. They travel across the country and Tommy eventually watches his mother die a horrible death. Tommy becomes a Marine, goes to Iraq, and loses his best friend in battle. He…Continue