“My MSOY Experience” in the words of a Military Spouse

Each year the military spouse community comes together to honor their own. Next month those nominated will gather in Washington D.C. to honor the Armed Forces Insurance 2017 Military Spouse of the Year (MSOY). This year PCSgrades Blogger Affiliate D’Antrese McNeil was nominated for Patuxent River and we couldn’t be prouder! Here she describes in Read more about “My MSOY Experience” in the words of a Military Spouse[…]

Spring Getaways (on a budget) Galore!

  By D’Antrese McNeil, PCSgrades Blogger Affiliate Earlier this year my husband and I were discussing what to do for spring break. Our oldest walks by and says “Parentals, can we please NOT spend spring break spring cleaning again? Please?” Our two middle kids appropriately nicknamed Pebbles and Bam Bam both chime in with “Oh Read more about Spring Getaways (on a budget) Galore![…]

Making Healthy Choices on Spring Break

By Claire Yanta-O’Mahoney, PCSgrades Guest Blogger Spring break is just around the corner!  Who loves to travel?  All hands go up.  Who loves that sluggish, blah feeling that comes about after you return home when you think about all the rich food and lack of activity that occurred while you were gone?  No hands. Well, Read more about Making Healthy Choices on Spring Break[…]

Out & About / San Antonio

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Director of Strategic Communications Spring time is a busy time in and around San Antonio! If you are looking for something to do with your family, there is plenty to choose from! Get ready to enjoy this popular western urban center on the southwestern corner of the region known as the Read more about Out & About / San Antonio[…]

Tips For a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle

By Claire Yanta-O’Mahoney  Lub-dub,  lub dub, lub dub. No, I’m not referring to the sounds of fireworks or loud bass. This is the sound of your heart beating, which it has done for your entire life without skipping a beat!  Your ticker is one of your most vital organs and without it, life is not Read more about Tips For a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle[…]

Your Washington D.C. Bucket List

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Stategic Communications Director Those stationed in the National Capital Area, know firsthand how unique a duty station it is! It is often said that you could pick something to do or see every day and still not see everything. Here is PCSgrades’ Washington D.C. Bucket List of “once in a lifetime” things Read more about Your Washington D.C. Bucket List[…]

Out & About in Colorado Springs

There’s no better time to get out and enjoy Colorado Springs and Colorado than in the winter months.  The weather might be a bit chilly but there is plenty to do! Enjoy winter festivals, concerts, and family-friendly events all around town.  And find some great ideas for Valentine’s Day too! Cirque du Soleil OVO          Read more about Out & About in Colorado Springs[…]

Traveling with Kids – Your Entry into the New “Mile High Club”

By Amy Rowland The couple attempts to discreetly work their way to the back of the plane without drawing too much attention to themselves. After anxiously waiting in the galley for a minute, they slip into the cramped restroom virtually unnoticed. The woman sighs with relief that they have not yet attracted the attention of Read more about Traveling with Kids – Your Entry into the New “Mile High Club”[…]

Tips for Sticking to Those New Year’s Resolutions

By Claire Yanta-O’Mahoney Oh, the new year of 2017! How exciting! Fresh slate! Time for changes! But also a bit daunting considering the pressure of resolutions perhaps?! Instead of setting goals, trying your best to achieve them, but then feeling discouraged and overwhelmed, then eventually throwing in the towel, let’s make 2017 the year where Read more about Tips for Sticking to Those New Year’s Resolutions[…]

New Year’s Resolutions for a Milspouse

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Director of Strategic Communications Looking to Lose 20 Lbs or Have the Smoothest PCS Ever? Over the years, I’ve made my share of New Year’s resolutions. Lose 20 pounds…Check! Have more patience…..Check! Some years I am very specific. My goal might be to get through an upcoming PCS without killing anyone. Read more about New Year’s Resolutions for a Milspouse[…]