• Supporting Military Mommas This Mother’s Day

    May 5, 2017

    Mother’s Day is coming soon. As a military spouse, my husband has missed more holidays and birthdays than I count. But somehow him missing Mother’s Day seems like especially cruel joke. This is supposed to be my day; a day dedicated to pampering and breakfast in bed and maybe a couple hours of quiet time […]

  • Do YOU Have a Picky Eater?

    May 5, 2017

    “I won’t eat it. You can’t make me!”  Sound familiar? Having a picky eater in the family can really be frustrating, and impact on the quality of the time a family spends together at the dinner table. To that end, I would like to share some tips I recently learned during a training with a […]

  • An Intern’s Look at the SDMFC

    April 14, 2017

    The San Diego Military Family Collaborative (SDMFC) is made up of over 150 public, private, faith-based, military, and governmental organizations, under the support and oversight of Social Advocates for Youth (SAY), San Diego. From the Healthy Start Military Family Resource Center (HSMFRC) the office doubles not only as a military resource center, but also a […]

  • 5 Ways to Celebrate Month of the Military Child

    March 31, 2017

    According to the Military Child Education Coalition there are about 4 million military-connected children in the United States today. In the San Diego Unified School District alone there are over 13,000 military-connected students. No matter what corner of the US you hang your hat there’s a good chance there’s a military kid in your life. […]

  • Lend a Hand

    March 29, 2017

    “Lend a Hand” is a blog that showcases the importance of getting involved and playing an active role within your community.  Topics explored are intended to inspire action and understand more about the community around you.  Share and repost and lend a hand in spreading the message! “What’s in it for me?” “What is the […]

  • Nature Awaits

    March 23, 2017

    There is a magic to spring. The weather starts getting warmer, the sun shines more and nature is beginning to bloom.  This is the perfect time to get out with the kids and investigate what gifts nature has to offer. Children are curious and want to know about their environment.  You have watched your child […]

  • SDMFC State of the Collaborative 2017

    February 2, 2017

    We had 134 attendees at our 2017 State of the Collaborative on Friday, January 27th, 2017!  Thank you to all of those who came out to celebrate our successes in 2016, provide feedback, and network our way into 2017! We were welcomed by Nick Macchione, Health and Human Services Agency Director and Deputy Chief Administrative Officer […]

  • 2017 Coordinating Council Call for Applications

    December 2, 2016

    COORDINATING COUNCIL APPLICATION PROCESS  NOW OPEN COORDINATING COUNCIL PURPOSE: To provide the SDMFC with leadership and functional authority to make decisions that can effect changes to accomplish our vision, mission and goals. At this time there are 5-6 open Coordinating Council positions. COORDINATING COUNCIL SELECTION PROCESS: 2017 Coordinating Council Letters of Interest accepted from December 1 […]

  • Col Stephen Armes

    October 4, 2016

    Featured Annual Conference Speaker: Col Stephen Armes Assistant Chief of Staff/Director, Government and External Affairs, Marine Corps Installations West Colonel Armes was commissioned a Second Lieutenant through the Platoon Leader’s Course subsequent to his graduation from California Lutheran University in 1992. Upon completion of The Basic School and the Infantry Officers Course he reported to 29 […]

  • Stephanie Brown

    September 20, 2016

    Keynote Annual Conference Speaker: STEPHANIE BROWN CEO/Founder, The Rosie Network As CEO of The Rosie Network (TRN), Stephanie Brown has been featured in WOMEN’S DAY magazine, U.S. VETERANS MAGAZINE and MILITARY SPOUSE MAGAZINE. A 2016 ‘Our City,’ San Diego Innovator of the Year awardee, Stephanie was recognized by the San Diego Business Journal as a Women […]