Fun Day Trips from Hampton Roads

By Carla Olivo, Marine Spouse Twenty-six miles of Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay beaches, wildlife refuges, scenic rivers, state parks, botanical gardens, 8,000+ acres of forests, 30 miles of hiking trails, and two fresh-water reservoirs will definitely keep you busy if you’ve recently relocated to the Hampton Roads/Newport News/Virginia Beach area. But if you are Read more about Fun Day Trips from Hampton Roads[…]

Out & About Fort Campbell – Fall Edition

By Julie Provost, National Guard Spouse Fall in middle Tennessee is beautiful. The leaves start to fall, the temperature is ideal, and the smells and sights of the season are everywhere. There are many Fort Campbell events and activities to keep you busy this season. Fort Campbell Events The Family Zone at Riverfest will be Read more about Out & About Fort Campbell – Fall Edition[…]

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?[…]

Tips to Make School Mornings a Breeze!

By Rebecca Alwine, Army Spouse We’re on day 8 of back to school in my house, and we’ve made some changes this year. We moved this summer, which means a new house and new school district. It also means both of my kids are attending the same school! They get to ride the bus, and Read more about Tips to Make School Mornings a Breeze![…]

5 Reminders When Getting Ready for Back to School in a New City

By Julie Provost, National Guard Spouse New backpacks, school supplies, and the sound of school buses in the morning. Back to school is an exciting time but what if you are new to the area? How can you get ready when everything is still so new? Here are 5 things to think about when getting ready Read more about 5 Reminders When Getting Ready for Back to School in a New City[…]

Keeping Your Relationship Alive Despite a PCS

By D’Antrese McNeil, Navy Spouse PCS’ing is NOT fun. I do not care how you try to make it sound like an adventure, the stress that comes along with moving is a vibe killer. Finalizing bills, looking for a place to stay before you actually arrive at the new place, figuring out schools, spousal employment…get Read more about Keeping Your Relationship Alive Despite a PCS[…]

Keeping Kids Busy Post-PCS during the Homestretch of Summer

By Julie Provost, National Guard Spouse You just moved into your new home; you don’t know a soul, your kids don’t know anyone else. However, summer is here, and they want to play. You want to unpack and organize, but you are not sure what to do with your kids. Here are some tips to help Read more about Keeping Kids Busy Post-PCS during the Homestretch of Summer[…]

Summer Fun in Patuxent River

By D’Antrese McNeil, Navy Spouse Located just a little over an hour south of Washington D.C., lies Pax River. A small town located in Southern Maryland or SoMD for short. It’s a place where barns and corn fields line the main highway/road and it’s not uncommon to ride alongside an Amish family multiple times a Read more about Summer Fun in Patuxent River[…]

8 Tips For Surviving a Summertime Deployment

By Julie Provost, National Guard Spouse Summer is here, and it’s time to enjoy all the season has to offer. Unfortunately, you may be doing so as the solo parent in your home. Your spouse is deployed, and it is just you and the kids. As a military spouse myself, I have been in this Read more about 8 Tips For Surviving a Summertime Deployment[…]

Out & About Hawaii – Summer Edition

By Alejandra Fernandez-Rubio, Army Spouse Those stationed in Hawaii have the opportunity to experience so many new unique events that you wouldn’t otherwise find at a CONUS duty station.  Here are just a few events happening in the next few months around Oahu! Art Honolulu Surf Film Festival: July 13-August 2, at Honolulu Museum of Read more about Out & About Hawaii – Summer Edition[…]