IML Must-Read (Read Aloud): Milly’s PCS Worries with Author Amy Rivera

IML Must-Read (Read Aloud): Milly’s PCS Worries with Author Amy Rivera

Milly's PCS Worries, Author Amy Rivera and Illustrator Dayanese A. Rodriguez https://youtu.be/XpZUZnBx3kQ Amy Rivera is a school counselor, mom, and military spouse. She combined what she loves with who she is to make her first children’s book, “Milly’s PCS Worries.” As a school counselor, she has a passion for working with children and helping them [...]

Spotlight Special: Partners in PROMISE 2021 Military Special Education Survey

Spotlight Special: Partners in PROMISE 2021 Military Special Education Survey

Click here for the survey! Information from Jennifer Barnhill at Partners in PROMISE and the original article Why Another Survey? Partners in PROMISE's 2021 Military Special Education Survey and Official Press Release Partners in PROMISE was founded because we knew how powerful telling our personal stories would be. We are a storytelling organization, but we [...]

Spotlight Special: Nadia, Military Spouse and Real Estate Agent

Spotlight Special: Nadia, Military Spouse and Real Estate Agent

Resources Provided By: Nadia Anac, Realtor, J.D. Meet Nadia! As an active duty military spouse, Nadia has first-hand knowledge of the need to buy or sell your home quickly and efficiently. Armed with a law degree, a background in business entrepreneurship, and a thorough understanding of the real estate market, Nadia uses the most up-to-date [...]

Spotlight: Bryant, Mark, and Oliver from @thecozyhomegays

Spotlight: Bryant, Mark, and Oliver from @thecozyhomegays

Thank you so much Bryant, Marko, and little Oliver from @thecozyhomegays, for interviewing with It’s a Military Life for our Happy Home page launch and getting us excited for our theme week: Making a House a Home. We will be focusing on ways to make a house a home, with DIY projects, home decor advice, [...]

Military Teen Perspective: How to Introduce Yourself

Military Teen Perspective: How to Introduce Yourself

This piece comes from Bloom: Empowering the Military Teen, and it is written by military teen, Malayna S. Thank you, Maylayna, for sharing your story! The thing about constantly moving is that it’s hard to make friends. You move to a brand new place where you don’t know the people, the area, or the social [...]

Living in a “Not-So-Great” Place: 6 Ways to Make the Best Out of Living Somewhere You Don’t Like

Living in a “Not-So-Great” Place: 6 Ways to Make the Best Out of Living Somewhere You Don’t Like

This piece comes from Bloom: Empowering the Military Teen, and it is written by military teen Genevieve O. Thank you, Genevieve, for sharing your story! (Photo Credit: Genevieve O.) I've moved eleven times and while I have seen some beautiful, unique, and exciting places, I've dealt with some moves that did not lead to a [...]

A New Perspective: Turning Your Move Into the Ultimate Adventure

A New Perspective: Turning Your Move Into the Ultimate Adventure

This piece comes from Bloom: Empowering the Military Teen, and it is written by military teen: Ash E. Thank you, Ash, for sharing your story! When thinking about your life as a military kid, it can be easy to focus on the negatives. Leaving everything you know behind over and over again is daunting, being [...]

The Problem with Growing Up: Thoughts on Moving and Friendship

The Problem with Growing Up: Thoughts on Moving and Friendship

This piece comes from Bloom: Empowering the Military Teen, and it is written by military teen: Matthew Oh. Thank you, Matthew, for sharing your story! (Photo Credit: Matthew Oh) Moving is nothing new to military kids. Over the course of my life, I've moved a total of eight times throughout the mainland U.S., Hawaii, and [...]