Deployment/PCS Military Kids/Special Needs

Back to School in a New Town

Content Courtesy of USAA Member Community By Briana Hartzell Transitioning from summer’s long days and endless playing is hard enough — add in a new town and a new school, and it can be nerve-wracking! The first and most important step in preparing for a new school year in a new town is to communicateContinue Reading “Back to School in a New Town”

Homefront Military Kids/Special Needs

Large Families on Purpose

Kids. Some families have one, some families have a few, some families have…a baseball team’s worth. There is a saying that goes something like this, “It doesn’t matter how many kids you have. One kid is a lot of kids.” And many parents would agree with this sentiment. When you brought home your first babyContinue Reading “Large Families on Purpose”

Health/Beauty Military Kids/Special Needs

Life in the Fast Brain: My Son and ADHD

  In April of 2013, my son was diagnosed with ADHD. What a feeling of relief it was to have the official diagnosis. While as parents we were proactive in the treatment process, it wasn’t an easy road. My son’s journey of living with ADHD is nowhere close to being over. As he gets olderContinue Reading “Life in the Fast Brain: My Son and ADHD”

Homefront Military Kids/Special Needs

Military Brat Realities

I remember the first time I heard the term “military brat”. I couldn’t figure out why kids would willingly call themselves a brat. Growing up if you were called a brat, that meant you were not a very nice child. That’s certainly not something I would have wanted to be identified as, nor would IContinue Reading “Military Brat Realities”