“How’s the weather up there?” Been there, heard that. Why when you're tall do complete strangers feel the need to remind you?
The perfect work-life balance may seem impossible for a soldier to achieve – but times are changing as the Army embraces flexible working.
Flying with Kids
Three hours in a confined space with impatient children? At least the trolley is stocked with small bottles of gin.
Why do people always say: “You’ve got your hands full” when all you really want to hear is: “Can I give you a hand?”
The Songs My Son Loved
The emotional experience of producing Jeremy Vine's BBC Radio 2 Remembrance series featuring the mothers of five fallen soldiers
Working on Your Wellbeing
Army life can seem like an endurance test not just for soldiers but their spouses too.
V is for Vulva
From front bottom, fanny, fairy and foof to noonie, hoo-ha and peach. Talking to your daughter about what to call her private parts.
Growing up in the Army
Listening to the youngest members of Army families. What impact does having a serving parent have on a child?
The Motherload Guide to Pennywell Farm, Devon
The six year old’s eyes lit up when he heard the magic word Pennywell, always a good sign and far more reliable than reading random reviews on Trip Advisor.
Songs for Bedtime
Tried and tested lullabies from tired parents. What works for you?
Married to the Army
There is no contract to sign and no extra clause in the wedding vows but when you become an Army spouse or partner do you have to accept that your career will take a backseat?
Turn on the taps and let the hot water flow. Taking a break and seeking sanctuary as a busy mum.
Sleep Glorious Sleep
Everyone warns you to get ready for the broken nights when a baby is on the way but it’s not like you can be sensible and save up, putting a bit of sleep by each month to cash in when you need a nap or a lie-in.
Parents line up to confess their sins as a reminder that we all take a shortcut or fail sometimes.
Healthcare for Army families
With frequent postings, Army families can be disadvantaged when accessing healthcare.