Your Southern California Bucket List

By Lizann Lightfoot, Military Spouse One thing I love about military life is that it has let us live all over the world and experience a variety of locations and cultures. Whether we live near cities or in the middle of nowhere, I like to find unusual activities that only the locals know about. It Read more about Your Southern California Bucket List[…]

Can I follow my Service Member with Unaccompanied Orders?

By Lizann Lightfoot, Military Spouse For anyone dating or married to a military service member, “unaccompanied orders” can be a complicated and frustrating situation. I often see questions from people wanting to know whether or not their family should request unaccompanied orders, or whether they can follow their service member overseas with unaccompanied orders. As Read more about Can I follow my Service Member with Unaccompanied Orders?[…]

Why We Turned a DITY Move into a Camping Trip

By Lizann Lightfoot, Military Spouse Packing for our last PCS move was tough—we had to clean the house, map out the route to our next duty station and buy a tent. Yes, we camped in a tent when we moved cross-country from Pennsylvania to California. It was a big tent because we are a family Read more about Why We Turned a DITY Move into a Camping Trip[…]

Waiting for your Household Goods to Arrive

By Lizann Lightfoot, Military Spouse When we first moved overseas on military orders, it took a month for our household goods (i.e. furniture and everything we owned) to be delivered. All we had with us were our suitcases and whatever clothes and cooking supplies we had sent in our Express shipment. At the time, we Read more about Waiting for your Household Goods to Arrive[…]