Fun Day Trips from Randolph AFB

By Carla Olivo, Marine Spouse The year-round nice weather and relatively mild temperatures of San Antonio makes it easy to get out and about to enjoy the local area. Here are some great ideas for things to do. All are within a day’s drive of Randolph AFB. A Day at the Beach Approximately 150 miles Read more about Fun Day Trips from Randolph AFB[…]

Out & About Northern Virginia – Autumn Edition

By Rheanna Christine, National Guard Spouse Fall can be an exciting and fun time in Northern Virginia. In fact, it might be my favorite time of year here. Growing up in California I had the perks of wearing flip flops year round, and getting away with a light jacket in the coldest parts of winter. Read more about Out & About Northern Virginia – Autumn Edition[…]

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 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[…]

Must Have Tips for 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 Must Have Tips for Waiting for your Household Goods to Arrive[…]

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[…]

Is Your Car Seat Ready For a Summer Road Trip?

By Rebecca Alwine, Army Spouse It’s summer! Yes, it’s still summer. Just because the kids start going back to school in a few weeks doesn’t mean summer is over, promise. You have plenty of time for a vacation! Even if you can’t squeeze one in before school starts, fall is the great season of four-day Read more about Is Your Car Seat Ready For a Summer Road Trip?[…]

“I’m Bored!” How to Keep the Kids Amused Mid-Summer

By D’Antrese McNeil, Navy Spouse Summer’s here. Your PCS is over and the weather is finally beach appropriate. The days for the next 2-3 months don’t involve early wake ups and lunch preparing. Life will be filled with leisure for this quarter of the year. Just being lazy, relaxing and doing nothing sounds great……to us…the Read more about “I’m Bored!” How to Keep the Kids Amused Mid-Summer[…]

Graduation! A Wedding! A PCS! Oh My!

By Carla Olivo, PCSgrades Director of Strategic Communications As if PCSing wasn’t stressful enough, what happens when life gets in the way of the pack out? The first time it happened to me, I was planning my wedding. The Movers came and packed the entire house. A week later my Marine and I walked down Read more about Graduation! A Wedding! A PCS! Oh My![…]