Recommended Family Websites
There are a ton of sites out there and all offering advice, support, resources, etc. It is hard for me to even know which ones to recommend. For this tip, I went with the sites that I use the most. The ones that I go to when I want to get factual and useful information. They are not always the sites that pop up first on a Google search and there are some real gems out there that link families to invaluable support and information that aren’t always listed as I think they should be.
1) http://www.militaryonesource.com – for Americans although it also has useful information for everyone. There is a toll free number that you can call and get qualified and informed information from a real person night or day.
2) http://www.familyforce.ca – for Canadians. It has factual information about every base, the military family resource centre nearest you, programs, services, finances, etc.
3) http://www.nmfa.org – this site (National Military Family Association) is for all uniformed services, they provide camps for children, resource information, advocates for quality of life, health care, child care, education services, etc.
4) http://www.military.com – It is a military and vetran membership (the largest of its kind). They connect military families to services and benefits and provide up to date information about anything a military family member could possibly want to know about.
5) http://www.cinehouse.com – It is the largest on-line magazine for military wives and women in uniform in the US
6) http://www.ubiquitousmagazine.ca – A Canadian on-line magazine for military families – filled with articles, information and great ideas for thriving through military life
7) http://www.operationwearehere.org – An organization that is bridging the gap between military life and civilian life. Making military families aware of what is available in their communities, providing resources and support.
8) http://www.anysoldier.com – A fabulous non-profit organization that has a wealth of information about deployment as well as gets packages out to soldiers that wouldn’t otherwise get any at all. There are videos on how to send, what to send and information about deployments.
9) http://www.themilitarywife.ca – Links Canadian families to support, information, resources and other military families.
10) http://www.mfsg.org.uk – A military support group for British soldiers. There is information for families, during and after deployments and support groups that families can join
11) http://www.whileyouwereaway.org – It is ours so, of course, I had to mention it! We have daily tips for military families on deployments, re-integrations, moving, working with military children, teens and families, free checklists, book recommendations, etc.
12) http://www.loveoursoldiers.com – Links military members and families, has great blogs, articles and information
13) http://www.bluestarmothers.com (there is also BlueStar Families) – A fabulous site for parents working through deployments or reunions of their children, military life, information, support groups, meeting locations, etc.
14) http://www.militarydutystations.com – factual information about bases, family life at the base, and any information that you can possibly imagine that would be great to know before you are posted.
15) http://www.soldiersangels.org – a non-profit organization with thousands of volunteers providing aid and comfort to military members, veterans and their families
* My challenge to you on this tip is to reply to this posting with a site that you also use as I would like to post the top 25 sites that you all recommend on my website for others to try and save our military families some time.
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