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5 Easy Steps for a College Move

By Jacqueline Olivo, USMC Daughter So your kid is soon to be off to college! The next stage of life is just around the corner – and so is the latest move in a long line of them, I’m sure. This move is a little different, though; so here are some tips and tricks for Read more about 5 Easy Steps for a College Move[…]

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PCSing While Pregnant

  By Megan Harless, Army Spouse, Stars & Stripes Doulas Congratulations on your pregnancy! Typically, adding a new member to the family is an exciting time. You decorate the nursery, go over your birth plan with your provider, and schedule when family will arrive to visit you. And then military life gets in the way. Read more about PCSing While Pregnant[…]

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10 DO’S and DON’TS of your First College Packing List

By Jacqueline Olivo, Marine Daughter As Military families, we move A LOT! But packing up and moving away to college is a whole other ballgame. Below you’ll find ten DO’S and DON’TS of your first college packing list – perhaps with a couple of items you might not typically think of! 10 DO’S and DON’TS Read more about 10 DO’S and DON’TS of your First College Packing List[…]

Why Living On-Base is (sometimes) Harder When You PCS

By Lauren Lomsdale, USMC Spouse With every PCS comes the question: where are we going to live? Our family has lived both on and off-base, and we have loved both for different reasons. Living off-base provided us with a home that we called our own, lots of land, and an opportunity for me to start Read more about Why Living On-Base is (sometimes) Harder When You PCS[…]

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Military Kid Spotlight: Big Brother Kaden & Resiliency

By Lauren Lomsdale, USMC Spouse Big Brother Kaden & Resiliency There is no doubt that military kids are resilient. They experience the same emotional rollercoasters of military life as their adult counterparts, but unlike us, they have less of an ability to deal with it all. Military kids were given this life; they don’t choose Read more about Military Kid Spotlight: Big Brother Kaden & Resiliency[…]

Amazing Military Kids in a Nutshell

By Carla Olivo, USMC Spouse Amazing Military Kids Adaptable. Flexible. Resilient. We refer to them as “our littlest heroes” or “unsung heroes.” They are the part of the military family that did not get to “choose” this life and every April we celebrate them! Here’s why. The Smallest of Patriots Mil-kids can recite the Pledge Read more about Amazing Military Kids in a Nutshell[…]

Out & About Destin – Spring Edition

By Rebecca Alwine, Army Spouse It was a colder winter than usual in the Florida panhandle, but as the sun slowly gets warmer, the beaches are starting to fill up. There are some great opportunities this spring to explore your new duty station or hit up some old favorites before you PCS this summer. Here are Read more about Out & About Destin – Spring Edition[…]

Putting Education first for Military Kids

By Carla Olivo, USMC Spouse For military families who have ever faced the prospect of low quality education options at their assigned duty station, legislation proposed in Washington D.C. is sure to be welcome news. Military Kids & Education The Military Education Savings Act of 2018, introduced by U.S. Senators Ben Sasse (R-NE) and Tim Read more about Putting Education first for Military Kids[…]

11 Things to Know About Flying Space-A With Kids

By Stephanie Montague, Military Spouse         If you’re new to Space-A flying – or you’re planning your first Space-A adventure with the kiddos – we’ve got you covered. Here are 11 important things you need to know about flying Space A with kids: how to plan, what to bring, and how to stay Read more about 11 Things to Know About Flying Space-A With Kids[…]

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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[…]