Who let the dads out?

Being a father in the Forces can be a fraught affair, but Army&You discovered an initiative that’s helping to bring dads together… WHO let the dads out? (WLTDO) is a chaplaincy initiative to create a s...

The long road to parenthood

Lizzie Allan and soldier husband Steve welcomed baby girl Matilda Poppy to the world in February – five years after they first began trying to conceive. Lizzie chatted to Army&You about their IVF journey… ...

Making sense of maternity muddle

THANKS to your evidence, AFF has been able to press the MOD to make an important update to its maternity allowance policy, so that you’re not disadvantaged if posted overseas. In 2012, the MOD ex-gratia paymen...

Triple tears of pride

PARENTS Traci and Mark Duffy shed tears of pride as they watched their triplets – Lauren, Mirran and Connor – realise their lifelong ambition to serve in the British Army. The trio, who were born nine weeks pr...

Connecting with your baby

There is an expectation that after your soldier returns, life together will be perfect. But time away can put a strain on even the strongest relationships between partners and young children. Polly Chadwick, fr...

How do I get out of the door on time?

FOR many families the morning rush hour is the most stressful part of the day. Everyone is trying to get ready, the clock is ticking, and it can feel as though the children are doing everything they can to make...

Top tips for new parents

Nanny and maternity nurse Sarah Wheeler is an Army spouse and mum of four who offers support and advice to new parents. Here, she shares her top ten tips for caring for your most treasured possession… 1. Saf...