Recent Family Life Conversations

I lost my yountest son to cancer after two years of battling testicular, lung and brain cancer, looking for ways to offset all the expenses for medical, and alternative treatment that we used to help try and save his life. Any suggestions, now that we are so far in the hole after using all our reser...
Patterned socks, polka dot tie, an “I heart Dad” coffee mug, these are just some of my thoughts on traditional Father’s Day gifts. If you are like me, deciding what to get Dad can be a challenge. What are you getting Dad this Father’s Day? If you are still looking for the perfect gift for Dad, you c...
It’s that time of year again, summer break! When summer break hits, families can take this opportunity to press pause on the crazy, busy day-to-day schedules. Activities lighten up a bit for most kids, and can mean a little more downtime and relaxation is on the horizon. Do you stick to a schedule d...
I have three daughters, the oldest a Retired 30 year LTC and USAA member for life, second daughter 8 years Army/School Teacher and husband 21 years USAA members, Seven Grand Children oldest Navy Doctor (LT) & Husband Navy Commander Members for life, Second Grand Army Caption & husband 100% DAV USAA ...
With end of year school and graduation events filling our calendars, it is a good time to pay attention to how we are saving for our children’s academic future. Today is National 529 Day. What better way to celebrate National 529 Day than highlighting the basics of a 529 plan. A 529 is an investment...
In my opinion, owning a pet can be fun, rewarding and good for you! Pet ownership for our family has helped reduce stress and loneliness during times of military duty separation. Pets offer unconditional love and all they ask for in return is proper care and attention. They can also be a budget bust...
Happy Mother’s Day! (May 13) Take a cue from these San Diego military kids who spent the day creating Mother’s Day cards with the help of San Diego Padres players Adam Cimber, Hunter Renfroe, and Cory Spangenberg, in addition to sharing thoughts about their moms in this adorable video How would you ...
Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day and we want to hear about a teacher who has inspired YOU! Please share a shout out to your favorite teacher in the comments!
Going green isn’t as difficult as you may think. There are small ways that you can start helping the earth right now that are simple – yet truly make an impact on our environment April 22 is Earth Day and what better way than to start helping the earth than on this day? Taking care of our environmen...
In honor of the NCAA® Championship game tonight, I wanted to share three ways to help make sure your week is a win: Sync your family calendars: Level set the activities and events of the week and have a plan to be on time to each one! Break! Meals: Prevent a miss at meal time and have an idea of you...